Like the stone it’s named for, turquoise is a delightfully vibrant shade of green-tinted blue. And if you want to bring this summery shade into your home, you can include it in a number of vibrant palettes.
What Colors Go With Turquoise?
Here are some colors that go with turquoise, along with helpful color palette examples.
1. Mustard Yellow and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #ffdb58, #6efafb, #968e85
Turquoise has some yellow undertones, so it makes sense that it would pair well with mustard, a somewhat muted and ochre-like shade. These two colors do well when they’re in close proximity to one another; turquoise and mustard abstract wall hangings and patterned pillows are especially eye-catching.
This color pairing is also great for creating retro-inspired aesthetics. For a ’50s-inspired look, try painting your kitchen cabinets turquoise. From there, include mustard yellow kettles, dishcloths, rugs, and other kitchen accessories. If you want your kitchen to be really bold, add a mustard yellow tiled backsplash, too.
2. Cool White and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #f4fdff, #44dee3, #c5c8c9
As blue shades go, turquoise is somewhat warm. Cooler-hued whites help temper its energy to give you a wonderfully balanced palette. But be warned: painting large surfaces turquoise may make the room look garish. Rather, make cool white the main color of the space and add in a few turquoise accents like chairs, desks, or bedspreads. These two colors work well in patterns. If you’re thinking of adding wallpaper to a space, you might consider turquoise and white patterned wallpaper.
You also can choose a different main color and incorporate both white and turquoise as accent colors. If you have a living room with gray or beige couches, add in a little color with turquoise and white pillows.
3. Coral and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #ff7f50, #16e0bd, #fff4e9
Turquoise and coral seem to be made for each other. Turquoise is reminiscent of calm Caribbean waters, while coral evokes imagery of tropical sea life. And if you’re looking to create a summer-like ambiance in a room, this color combo might be just what you need.
Making either turquoise or coral the main color in a space will likely prove to be overwhelming. These two shades do best in a mostly white or pale beige room. If you’re worried about this combination getting loud, you can always start small. Even including a vase of coral-colored flowers in a living room with turquoise couches will make a difference. Or for a fun and retro-inspired twist, include coral and white striped towels in a bathroom prominently featuring turquoise.
4. Silver and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #c0c0c0, #21eded, #a4eded
Most turquoise jewelry is set in silver. So it comes as no surprise that these colors mesh well in the design world, too. Depending on your style, you can transform this combination into an extravagant affair or take a more minimalist strategy.
To prominently showcase both colors, hang an ornate silver wall sculpture on a pale turquoise wall. You also can hang a few large silver or pewter picture frames. Bathrooms and kitchens are great for the minimalist approach. If your bathroom is mostly white with silver hardware, just add a turquoise shower curtain and towels. In a kitchen, consider turquoise cabinetry combined with stainless steel appliances.
5. Bright Red and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #ee4b2b, #66d7d1, #fff7f8
Unexpected color combinations can be a lot of fun. This is especially true of bright red and turquoise. These two colors aren’t quite complementary, but their contrast is stark enough to really catch the eye.
If you wish, you can use this boldly-contrasting combination in extra-bold palettes. A white couch with red accent pillows will look great in front of a turquoise wall. Of course, this type of aesthetic isn’t for everyone. To get a feel for this color combination to see if you like it, you can simply add red and turquoise accent pillows to a white bedspread.
6. Cinder Gray and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #c2c2bd, #5bf5f5, #bcf5f5
Cinder gray is a soft, peaceful gray that looks especially at home next to soft, peaceful shades of turquoise. Soft grays are also ubiquitous in the furniture world, so this is one of the easier combinations to create. A turquoise rug and/or accent pillows can really liven up a soft ray living room set.
If you want to keep the color scheme mostly neutral, you should know that even a single turquoise accent can really transform a palette. An elegant turquoise ottoman will add some character to a largely-gray living room. Similarly, a turquoise chair by a gray desk can give your home office an air of distinction.
7. Navy Blue and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #000080, #28afb0, #fcfcfc
Navy blue seems to look good with just about any color you could think of. And while you might not normally associate it with turquoise, this combination is perfect for creating a nautical aesthetic, especially if you add a good bit of cool white to the mix. Navy and turquoise look great in a paisley pattern. They also appear together in some vintage Turkish-style rugs.
If you want to place extra emphasis on contrast, create palettes where you juxtapose small amounts of turquoise with large amounts of navy. An easy way to do this is with pillows: simply add a couple of turquoise pillows to a navy couch or bedspread.
8. Orange Rust and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #cd5909, #29e7cd, #f9eae1
Orange rust is a pretty shade that’s somewhere between burnt orange and reddish brown. It’s not a color you see every day, either, so it’s perfect for creating a memorable color scheme. Blue and orange are complementary colors, so the orange rust-turquoise combination delivers a pleasing contrast.
Both of these colors are relatively high-energy, so use them with care! Even a few colorful patterned pillows or a piece of wall art can transform a white or beige living room. You also can take this combination’s infectious energy and run with it! An orange-rust end table or desk pops against turquoise and white wallpaper.
9. Warm Beige and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #f5f5dc, #00afb5, #77625c
Turquoise is a stone found in nature, so it follows that it would look great alongside earthy shades! The combination of turquoise and beige looks great with both colors being diluted. An example would be a very light beige couch in front of a very light turquoise wall.
If you want your color palette to be a little bolder, you might want to utilize wallpaper. Covering the entirety of a wall with turquoise-patterned wallpaper might be a bit much. But if you only cover the top half of the wall (leaving the bottom half white or beige), you have the perfect backdrop for a warm beige living room set.
10. Magenta and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #ff00ff, #8ef9f3, #847979
Magenta and turquoise make quite the cheerful combination! But if you choose to combine these two in a palette, be sure to use caution: magenta’s energy is often even higher than that of coral. One strategy for tempering this combination is to separate the colors a bit. For instance, if your bedroom includes a magenta chair, you might choose to place turquoise curtains on the other side of the room.
As with other bright combinations, be sure to start small when you use magenta and turquoise. If you have a space that is largely neutral in color, start by adding little, easily removable accents of both colors. You can always add more permanent accents down the line!
11. Pastel Yellow and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #fdfd96, #9cfffa, #a2999e
If you like the appeal of a mustard yellow and turquoise palette but need something gentler, consider the understated energy of pastel yellow. You can tweak the overall mood of a room by altering saturations: choose pastel turquoise for a dreamy, springlike look, or use pastel yellow as a backdrop for vivid and saturated turquoise.
If you go with pastel versions of both colors, you might consider incorporating them in a pattern if you can find one. Pastel striped rugs are useful for adding visual interest to neutral bedrooms and living rooms. If you choose more saturated turquoise, incorporate turquoise vases, chairs, coffee tables, or other features in a room with pastel yellow walls. In both cases, cooler shades of white are useful for breaking up bursts of yellow and turquoise.
12. Black and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #000000, #79c7c5, #e2b4bd
For a modern, high-contrast palette you don’t see every day, go with black and turquoise! You can opt to use these colors in close proximity or separately. Black and turquoise patterns are especially memorable, and a black and turquoise bedspread can instantly transform an otherwise-neutral bedroom. Though it’s an unusual choice, black and turquoise patterned wallpaper will instantly give any space an exotic feel.
You can calm down the palette a bit by adding some distance between the colors. If you have a laundry room with a black and white tile floor, turquoise cabinets and/or rugs can turn a commonplace space into quite a distinctive one!
13. Pea Green and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #8eab12, #3dfaff, #fffafb
You already know that turquoise is a blue shade with yellow undertones. So it’s not surprising that it pairs beautifully with yellow-hued greens. Pea green is a bright green that doesn’t have quite as much yellow as lime. These two shades seem to amplify each other’s energy, though, so start with small touches of each and go from there.
One effective way to use both turquoise and pea green is to incorporate them together. For example, a turquoise and pea green patterned rug will add life to a family room with white or beige furniture. So will pillows patterned with both colors. You also can choose one as a main shade and one as an accent. If you have a pea green and white quilt on your bed, try adding a turquoise bedside table!
14. Terra Cotta and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #e2725b, #6efafb, #6e7e85
Terra cotta isn’t quite brown and isn’t quite orange. It’s the ideal companion for turquoise if you’re hoping to create a space with a tropical feel. For that reason, this combination is a good one for outdoor living spaces. Turquoise chairs and outdoor couches pop against a terra cotta finished patio. Similarly, turquoise-finished cabinets have a vaguely rustic appeal when combined with terra cotta kitchen tiles.
If you’re looking for a simpler way to include both colors, simply pick up a couple of terra cotta pots. Add some houseplants and place them in front of a turquoise wall, chair, or other feature.
15. Cream and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #fffdd0, #59c3c3, #ffa69e
The yellow undertones in turquoise make it a great companion for various shades of yellow. But if you want to tone down that combination a bit, try cream! Cream is essentially a shade of warm white with a little extra yellow mixed in. It’s fairly common in design, so you might just already have cream-colored walls, couches, or rugs. If that’s the case, even a touch of turquoise—like a wall hanging, pillow, or throw—will give the whole room a livelier look.
You can also go with some more non-traditional turquoise accents. For example, colorful mantlepieces are sometimes used to add some energy to a living room. If your living room has a lot of cream and white, try painting the mantlepiece turquoise! For another pop of color, add a coral or orange vase at the top. Of course, this look is too loud for some. Patterns of pale turquoise and cream are a safe yet interesting way to give a space a tranquil, watery vibe.
16. Lavender and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #e6e6fa, #00fddc, #61707d
Various shades of blue and purple have always looked good together. But depending on the shades you choose, the palette can be anywhere from soothing to electrifying. Like the plant it’s named for, lavender is a quiet shade that’s well-suited to bedrooms and other quiet spaces. It looks good with similarly quiet turquoise shades. However, very soft lavender can also create the perfect background for more saturated turquoise shades.
For a casual and eclectic palette, take a bedroom with white furniture. Add pale lavender walls, bedspreads, rugs, etc. Then add a couple of brighter turquoise accents like blankets and pillows. It’s a balanced and whimsical palette that’s great for kids’ rooms!
17. Chocolate Brown and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #7b3f00, #adeee3, #bfb6bb
Turquoise is often both bright and dreamy, and it does well with a darker, grounding color. As we saw above, combining turquoise and black is an option, but plenty of people find that contrast to be entirely too stark. Chocolate brown is a good compromise: it gives you the grounding influence you need, but the contrast is a little less intense.
You can use this combination to create a distinctive and welcoming kitchen. Finish wooden kitchen cabinets with a chocolate brown stain. Then add turquoise to taste: tiled backsplashes, kettles and pots, and even flooring are all good ideas. This look does well with silver hardware, but for an extra-retro look, go with copper hardware.
18. Copper and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #b87333, #9cfffa, #a69cac
Speaking of copper, it’s a vibrant metallic that looks especially nice with turquoise. Although it traditionally has not been as popular as silver shades, copper has become a new trend in recent years. It goes beyond simple copper hardware, too: hammered copper tables, copper-framed mirrors, and even copper fume hoods have begun appearing in upscale homes.
Since a copper fume hood prominently showcases this warm metallic, the kitchen is the perfect place to use the copper-turquoise combination. Turquoise excels as a tile color, so a tiled backsplash is always an option. Or for vintage-styled cabinetry, go with turquoise-painted cabinets!
19. Seafoam Green and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #9fe2bf, #6accca, #c2c4c4
Like lavender, seafoam green works with turquoise to create gentle and relaxing color schemes. And in a pale enough shade, either of these colors will work for walls. Choose one as a wall color and one for an accent color: the accent can be used for lamps, side tables, rugs, pillows, wall hangings, and more. With a palette like this, make sure that much of the remainder of the room is neutral in color. Weathered wood tones and various shades of white are ideal, and both will give the room a nautical feel.
Alternatively, if you prefer to have a space that is primarily neutral, you can simply add accents of both colors. It can be a challenge to find chairs, side tables, etc. in seafoam green or turquoise. But if you’re handy, a quick refinishing job isn’t too hard!
20. Aubergine and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #472c4c, #17bebb, #fffbfe
If you like highly unusual color schemes, check this one out! Aubergine is a very dark eggplant purple. And even though this color might seem old-fashioned, the right combination will make it look thoroughly modern. Say you have a room with aubergine walls. Aubergine is often used to create moody spaces. But when you add a turquoise chair or two and a black-and-white rug, you instantly have a charmingly eclectic space!
Aubergine walls aren’t terribly common, but you can often find aubergine leather or velour couches and other furniture. Dark purple furniture has a stately, serious air about it. So to lighten the mood of the room, you can add sheer turquoise curtains or lamps. It’s an unusual look, but that only adds to the appeal.
21. Olive Green and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #556b2f, #4ecdc4, #f7fff7
Here’s another odd-sounding combination. But like pea green, olive green has prominent yellow undertones. That makes it work quite well with turquoise. Olive works almost like a neutral, so you can include a lot of it without making the palette garish. This deep green makes for a cozy wall color. But if solid olive is too much, try a leafy-patterned olive and white wallpaper. From there, add turquoise couches or chairs.
If you’d rather use smaller amounts of each, choose a room that consists mostly of warm neutrals. Add an olive accent chair and houseplants with an olive hue. Place a turquoise accent pillow and/or rug near the olive chair and put the plants in turquoise-colored pots. When olive is paired with a color that pops, many designers choose various shades of pink, so turquoise is a welcome change.
22. Raspberry Red and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #e30b5c, #2fe6de, #fffbfc
Raspberry red is a nuanced, light red with purple undertones. If you like the idea of bright red with turquoise but need a room that’s a little more serene, the team of raspberry and turquoise is ideal. Raspberry and teal might be a little more common, but turquoise imparts more energy.
Raspberry red and turquoise patterns aren’t all that common. But if you can find one, try it! A raspberry red and turquoise bedspread adds just enough energy to a bedroom. Or if you have a room with turquoise walls, furniture, or even a rug, sprinkle in a few raspberry-red accents. The resulting palette is surprisingly refreshing.
23. White-Blue and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #dbe9f4, #41e0e0, #769eab
If you’ve spent any time looking closely at the world of interior design, you know that various shades of blue seem to do well in layered color schemes. This one is a little different. It includes blue-tinted white, a shade that seems right between cool white and very pale blue. Blue-white is essentially a neutral, and it’s perfect if you find that the white-turquoise contrast is just too stark.
Blue-white’s mild color means it’s a great shade for walls. Add in some turquoise furniture (or turquoise accents at the very least) and you’ve got a wonderfully calming, almost-monochromatic palette. Blue-white is pretty versatile, so it’s also a great option if you’re decorating with a shade of blue other than turquoise.
24. Sherbet Orange and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #ffd2a6, #6ad5cb, #6f5e53
You already know that blue and orange are complementary colors. Their contrast is perfect for creating a pop of color! But if you want to soften that pop a little, go with sherbet orange. This soft pastel is about the color of orange sherbet. And since this is quite the creative combination, don’t be afraid to implement it in creative ways! Patterned wallpaper with turquoise, white, and sherbet orange is one way to make a room unforgettable.
Neither sherbet orange nor turquoise is a terribly common furniture color. But both work well as accents in a room with neutral-hued furniture. Vases, flower arrangements, rugs, wall art, and just about any other accent you can think of will really bring a room together.
25. Gold and Turquoise
Hex Codes: #d4af37, #17bebb, #fffffc
Turquoise is right at home next to a range of metallics, and gold is one of them. Turquoise’s yellow undertones harmonize with gold’s yellow shine, creating a regal yet energetic look. And since this is a bold combination, it makes sense to use it boldly, too. Go for an intricate gold wall sculpture hung on a turquoise wall.
If wall sculptures aren’t quite your speed, even little accents of gold will go a long way in a room prominently featuring turquoise. Try gold metal lamps, clocks, hardware, picture frames, or anything else you can think of!
Colors That Go With Turquoise
The suggestions above are just the beginning. The color turquoise is surprisingly versatile and goes well with a number of warm, cool, and neutral shades. Don’t be afraid to experiment. With turquoise, you can really let your creativity shine!