Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Aqua,Teal, Turquoise.....Any Shade Will Do!

Pantone recently announced that the 2011 color of the year is Honeysuckle. “In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Although I agree that the Honeysuckle shade is gorgeous and definitely uplifting I think that if any color should get some recognition it's aqua. Or turquoise. Or teal. Or any hue along the blue/green scale of color!
The reason I like it so much? It's versatility! I can't think of a single color that DOESN'T go with it!

Below are some great examples of rooms that all use a shade of aqua paired with another color. As you can see from boy's rooms to girl's rooms to gender neutral - aqua works for them all!


  1. I just happened to come across your blog and saw my daughter's nursery as one of your turquoise rooms. I am flattered that you like it!

    Thought I would provide the link to the blog:

  2. A little late on responding! Sorry! Thanks for sharing the blog. It's so hard to find the original source of the photos nowadays as so many people are sharing! Love the room, you did an awesome job!
    I'm actually redoing my daughter's room into her big girl room and using turquoise and pinks!