It’s All Coming up Turquoise?

February 24, 2010 at 8:58 AM 10 comments

I know I’m a bit behind on the New Year, but I did only start this blog in February.  This is not new news for the decor world, however lets discuss: the color authority, ‘Pantone’, picked turquoise as the it color for 2010.

The It color

Turquoise, really?  I mean I think it looks fabulous in fashion trends that we saw last year.  Like, who can really forget Lily’s (Kelly Rutherford on Gossip Girl) beautiful turquoise chandelier earrings?  My  God, they were fabulous!!  And who doesn’t look good in a nice turquoise dress with a tan?

Lilly's Turquoise Earings

Photo Credit:  Traveling Boutique

Angie Harmon in turquoise dress in 2007

Photo Credit:  Pop Sugar

To be completely honest, I don’t know that I’m feeling it in decor.  Don’t get me wrong, I think turquoise is a fabulous pop of color for accent pieces.  But I think if turquoise is overdone, it can look a little too beachy.  That’s fine, if you live in Jamaica!  But, for all of us living in the middle of the country or even 20 miles away from the beach, please use the color in moderation.

Okay, now that I’ve got my rant and rave done and over with, let’s take a look at some turquoise decor shots done correctly.  I could be totally off base by questioning turquoise – I mean, who am I to question Pantone.  So please let me know what you think about the color.

On Sale at Southwest Turquoise Decor

Photo Credit: Amazon

Hot as accent pieces!

Photo Credit: Bright Bold Beautiful

Photo Credit: House of Turquoise

Bold and beautiful

Photo Credit: House Beautiful

Love the pops of color

Photo Credit: Connecticut Cottage and Gardens

Okay, perhaps I can be converted.  I mean it is such a happy color!  What do you think?

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. VicGal  |  February 24, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    I do get what you are saying but I have to say that I think that this colour brings as really calming influence to a room’s decor.

  • 2. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    I think it can have a calming influence as an accent color. Thank you for your comment!

  • 3. Lindsay  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    I love it against the olive green! And the pale version, more aqua, with the antiquey gold – yum. I have a cheap red dress off of ebay and a fab friend with money lent me a pair of turquoise Manolos to wear with it. They hurt so much…

  • 4. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:56 AM

    The olive green with turquoise accent room was my personal favorite shot in this post. Your outfit sounds hot! I love red and turquoise together!

  • 5. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 24, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    I did kind of cheat and not all of the decor shots are true turquoise. Your right Lindsay, some of the rooms are paler – more aqua.

  • 6. Katy  |  February 24, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    NYT had an article on Turquoise today too! You’re so in right now.

  • 7. katecollinsinteriors  |  February 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    No way! That is so cool! Thanks #1 fan!

  • 8. bridget dolfi  |  March 2, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    ha ha! kate, your mom was telling me about this post and was paraphrasing it and was saying how you had said “who could forget so and so turqiouse jewelry on such and such” not remebering the exact details and the FIRST thing that popped into my head were lily’s earrings from gossip girl! i knew it! clearly i am one of the people that could not forget them!

    • 9. katecollinsinteriors  |  March 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM

      Ha ha! I LOVE that story. I actually have a friend who owns the famed earrings. They are stunning on her. Thanks for signing up!

  • 10. Aimée  |  March 3, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    for anyone who wants those earrings (and has about $300 to spend on them) they are by Siman Tu and are available through CWTV’s web store:
    there you can also get the “aqua glass necklace” similar to Lily’s earrings, that Vanessa wore.
    another site that sells his stuff (and this season he is putting out a BUNCH of turquoise pieces) is


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