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Aqua, Teal, and Turquoise Home Remodeling Ideas

Updated on April 04, 2016

OK, I admit it, I was raised in an aqua home. Yes, our dining room, our living room and our kitchen were aqua. The draperies (of course in aqua) covered not just the windows but also the walls. The home was comfortable and charming and the glow from the aqua color brings back fond memories even today.

What is great about aqua? It reminds me of the ocean. It is natural, it is joyful. For me I can just envision the dolphins jumping for joy expressly for the delight of this distinctive color blue.

Teal is a distinctive color that can work everywhere from the bathroom to the kitchen to even the garden shed. Beware, however, it is a memorable color, journey with me to see why and decide for yourself if this specialized color, derived the sea is suitable for your home's décor.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Beautiful teal bathroom wall with black and white flooring with wall mural stating "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful"
Beautiful teal bathroom wall with black and white flooring with wall mural stating "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful" | Source

Blue Planet

We live on a blue planet

that circles around a ball of fire

next to a moon that moves the sea, and

you do not believe in miracles?

Teal Blue Elevates the Soul

The miracle of a teal blue ocean is something I pray every human has the chance to experience. It cannot be captured in a photo or even in a video, it has to be experienced. A room can be painted in teal to remind you of that out of the body experience but it is only a memory, a fond memory, a memory of the diversity that explodes when the bright blue sky casts its gleam upon the pristine waters of the ocean.

John F. Kennedy perhaps stated it best - we are derived from the sea. In many ways, I feel closer to the sea then even to my own flesh and blood family. Perhaps the sea IS my paternal family? Perhaps the Greek fables of Poseidon were correct in some transcendental way? Or it is more simplistic and JFK is right, we came from the sea?

Aqua Teal - Distinctively Tied to the Sea

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."

John F. Kennedy

Deep Teal Blue Green Garage Doors

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Teal Blue Turquoise Door and Window Trim

Home with a Turquoise Teal Front Door
Home with a Turquoise Teal Front Door | Source

Old World Works with Teal Too!

Turquoise Teal Shutters
Turquoise Teal Shutters | Source

Green Shutters

Teal Shutters
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And yes, I have several pieces in aqua or turquoise from matting around my $10 oriental paintings to a chest that I paint in vibrant turqoise.

A business associate of my husband's has an aqua car - a Thunderbird convertible! And in my last home I had a bathroom that my neighbor's children called the "funky green" bathroom. That was close to 5 years ago. And now, aqua is back with a passion - and what a delightful passion it is!

Journey with me as we explore various color tones from light aqua to deep turquoise and teal in just about every room in the house - including the most envious of all home offices - an outdoor teal office.

Beautiful Teal Aqua Wood Garage Door

We can readily imagine a front door in teal. We can even readily imagine shutters but who would ever imagine that they would look this great! And the real surprise for me is the garage doors in the deep teal green.

The aqua garage is something if you told me about I would question but look - it works wonderfully well. Of course the detail on the wood molding is the real statement piece but what a fantastic way to call attention to the exquisite wood molding and windows on a garage door.

Aqua Teal Turquoise Blue for the Bathroom

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“I’ll write the word blue in green and when I ask you what color it is, the proper response is turquoise.”

― Jarod Kintz, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

Color in the Bathroom In Any Form - Tile Towels and More!

Tile is a major investment and yet in aqua, the color aqua seems to further reflect the depth and brilliance of the ocean.

I once had a fitness client whose personal goal was to swim in every ocean of the world. I could relate but I will settle for having an aqua bathroom once again. Whether you add color with accents such as a shower curtain or towels or simply in the decorations, the color aqua through deep turquoise is always distinctive and yet always inviting.

Small spaces such as a bathroom as especially conducive to this color palette.

The color aqua also works very well in the kitchen - especially for beach front or water front homes.  Add in the classic white and you have a contrast that is sure to please - both males and females.  You see, aqua is an unisex color.  While pink is often associated with female, aqua is the color of the Caribbean.  Combine in crisp white and soft tan and the décor is simply timeless.

Aqua Bathroom - Extraordinary - Dramatic Yet Elegant

Dramatic Teal Turquoise Bathroom Design Idea
Dramatic Teal Turquoise Bathroom Design Idea | Source

Teal Blue Aqua Turquoise in the Kitchen

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Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea
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Aqua Turquoise Kitchen Tile Back Splash

Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea
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Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea
Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea | Source
Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea
Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea | Source

Ktichen Counter Tops in Aqua and Turquoise Blue

Glass Countertops - Aqua Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea
Glass Countertops - Aqua Teal Turquoise Kitchen Design Idea | Source

Turquoise Teal Blue Furniture

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Turquoise Blue Furniture Design Ideas | Source

Turquoise for the Office

Home Interior Turquoise Office
Home Interior Turquoise Office | Source
An Office in a Closet - but of Course In Turquoise Blue
An Office in a Closet - but of Course In Turquoise Blue | Source
Backyard Turquoise Home Office
Backyard Turquoise Home Office | Source

Aqua Living Room Decor Ideas

beautiful and serene home décor idea with aqua blue walls and white furniture
beautiful and serene home décor idea with aqua blue walls and white furniture | Source
beautiful room with white walls, white furniture and aqua/teal accents
beautiful room with white walls, white furniture and aqua/teal accents | Source
floral chic with light blue wicker and white cushion and floral accents
floral chic with light blue wicker and white cushion and floral accents | Source

Aqua Bathroom Vanity Set

beautiful bathroom set in porcelain with birds branches and a coordinate color of aqua
beautiful bathroom set in porcelain with birds branches and a coordinate color of aqua

Extensive Array of Aqua and Teal Color Tones

Aqua and teal green color swatches showcasing the various color tones in this fun family of colors
Aqua and teal green color swatches showcasing the various color tones in this fun family of colors | Source

Color Tones of the Sea - Teal Aqua and Turquoises Blues and Greens

Teal, aqua, turquoise reminds me of the beautiful color tones of the sea. Any room, any accent looks gorgeous in teal. It could be ultra modern, it could be classic, or it could be a garden structure turned into a gorgeous outdoor office. Enjoy the color teal - use it literally and celebrate the vibrant color of the sea!

Potting Sheds in Teal / Aqua

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teal aqua potting shed with lush gardens
teal aqua potting shed with lush gardens
teal aqua potting shed with lush gardens and roses
teal aqua potting shed with lush gardens and roses | Source

Turquoise Ache

I wish to stay drenched

forever

in those rain-blue eyes

in those...soul-reaching crystals

not moving a muscle

nor breathing

just

savoring

this turquoise ache

against my heart.”

― Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

© 2011 Ken Kline

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    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I want that aqua home office - it's so gorgeous! Or a teeny vacation home like that. Anyway, now that aqua is back and popular again, it's easy to find those aqua accents, paints, and fabrics that you love. I love the color paired with white. Voted up for beautiful!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Dolores Monet,

      You are right - aqua is back - great return. Oh, a vacation at home - aqua blue reminiscent of the sea! I agree!

      You work too much - always thinking of the home office - although the office shown was very cool.

      Me - love the aqua blue in a small bathroom - seems to open up the space - Calgon take me away!

      Thank you for stopping by.

    • Dash 23 months ago

      Calinlg all cars, calling all cars, we're ready to make a deal.

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      Ken Kline 23 months ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Dash,

      Aqua, teal blue turquoise - whatever your color preference, they are all reminiscence of coastal colors and call us to the beloved sea.

    • Laura 23 months ago

      What color and brand is the paint used in the bathroom in the first photo? It's beautiful!

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      Ken Kline 22 months ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Hi Laura,

      I would recommend in today's technology simply printing the photo and taking it to your favorite hardware store. All the big box stores and Ace and True Value both provide color matching.

      I would also recommend taking a sample or two home and trying it on the actual wall.

      This is the same color I put in my tiny guest bathroom many years ago that I loved. The little girls next store called it the "funky green" - I didn't find their use of verbiage appealing but I did find that they thought it was distinctive a compliment. And that was 15 years ago!

      BTW - funcky the urban dictionary says means cool - oh, I am so behind the times!

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