Colors come and go much like fashion. One day a color is in … one day it’s out. Aqua seems to be a hot color right now. You see it everywhere! But I always get confused as to what’s aqua and what’s turquoise, so I looked up their definitions and guess what? The definitions weren’t consistent. Sometimes aqua is listed as bluish-green; sometimes it’s described as greenish-blue. The same is true with turquoise (Dictionary.com listed it as being either-or)! I know there’s an RGB breakdown for each, but for the purposes of this blog post on how to decorate with aqua using examples from Houzz … I’m going to take liberties and use my personal opinion on what looks like aqua.
Consider using aqua for your kitchen back splash. It’s fun and gives the room a fresh look. The lampshade on the chandelier above the island brings the color from the walls into the center of the room. The dark floors add drama and keep the room from looking too cutesy.
Black has a way of bringing sophistication to other colors in the room and this aqua family room is no exception.
I can’t think of a more soothing color for a bathroom than aqua, can you? It’s so restful and peaceful.
Speaking of restful and peaceful, aqua is a great choice for a bedroom too.
When you decorate with aqua, choose red as an accent color for fun. Puppy seems to like it!
Another fun color to pair with aqua is orange. It lends a vibrancy that’s off-set by the cooler aqua blue.
But if you’re like me and prefer a softer look in your home, use aqua with white.
It looks both elegant and refreshing in this sunny living room.
Have you ever thought about painting your ceilings a color other than white?
This bead board ceiling looks fabulous decorated with aqua.
When I think of cottage style, which I love, I always think of aqua.
Here it’s splashed on the walls of a breakfast nook that features red accents.
Lately I’ve been loving red and plan to bring more of it into my home.
Especially with Christmas on the horizon, I figure it’s the perfect time to do so!
Another soft look showcases aqua with accents of tan.
If orange is too bold for you, tan is a great option!
Finally, another pretty bedroom with touches of aqua and a shot of apple green.
So what do you think? Are you ready to decorate with aqua? Maybe you already have!
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