Friday, September 4, 2009

America's Choice: Turquoise and Orange

Turquoise and orange is certainly a cheery pairing, one that I would never have thought up on my own! I love that it can be used in so many different design styles, as you can see from the huge range of rooms above. Whenever I see it though, I automatically think of Howard Johnson's because of this quote by designer John Willey in House Beautiful: "Don't take this the wrong way, but that room reminds me of 1960s Howard Johnson's colors — that wonderfully intense orange and aqua — but modernized a bit. It's such a terrific vintage palette and I have to admit, I love orange."

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I hope everyone in the US has a fantastic Labor Day weekend, filled to the brim with end-of-summer fun! :)


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44 comments:

Susan Terese said...

I love the setup of the last room, with the blue walls and the tree painted behind, acting as a headboard :)

Ann said...

Thanks for the gorgeous eye candy, Erin! Such a fab way to kick off the long weekend...I'm heading up to my sister's vacation home on Lake Michigan, and I can't wait! :D

ana said...

Pillows are my weekness and you just post some really amazing! Lovely pictures Erin as ALWAYS!!!
Have a great weekend!

Jennifer said...

Oh goodness these rooms are so inspiring thanks for the great post!!

orange sparrow said...

I love orange and turquoise together. And thanks to my colourlovers palettes, I know exactly when I started loving the combo! And luckily I get to have an aqua and orange bedroom in about a year (after I get married...)!

dedeetsyshop said...

LOVE these pictures! The fourth to last one is my favorite! Love the white couch with the turquoise and orange, plus the striped rug! Wonderful!

christina said...

Such pretty pictures. I have to say that my favorite thing recurring in most of the rooms are the great pillows. I love them all!

Danika Herrick said...

Love this combo so much I'm using it for my kitchen. So happy!

Sarah said...

Awesome color combo, would not have thought you could find so many beautiful inspiration images that use it. Hmmm...gets the wheels turning...thanks!

Caitlin Rodriguez said...

I am in love with this combo! Thank you, thank you.

The Wife of an Artist said...

It's also the colors of the Miami Dolphins ;) I found a ton of great images using this color combo.

Monograms and Mayhem said...

These are FAB.U.LOUS! I'm just now decorating my new studio, den & guest room and am using the same colors! I will absolutely be using these pictures for more inspiration!! Awesome, as always ;)

Artesana said...

Te felicito por el blog. Es fabuloso! Aqui tienes una seguidora mas desde Argentina. Besos

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wow, you've done a great job finding these amazing pics! The pic from gorgeous shine things has a really interesting feel to it. I also LOVE the curtains in the palmer weiss photo!

Atticmag said...

Hey there Erin ~ long time no comment :-) I've missed all your turquoise lovlieness. Glad to discover you are on Twitter!
Jane T.

down and out chic said...

there's so much goodness here i don't know where to begin! that ship chandelier is pretty amazing for one.

saltbox girl said...

I know I'm just adding to the chorus line of people who adore that ship chandelier, but how can we not ooh and ahh over it?

RLG said...

Great post, Erin! Gorgeous pictures. Took me a while to get through them b/c I wanted to burn a certain design aspect into my brain! LOL Have a great weekend. xoxo

MichCherie said...

THANK YOU!! I'm in a wedding where these are the bride's colours. One of her bridesmaids thought they would be tacky, but I argued they would look amazing. This post proves my point through and through. You rock Erin :)

Down Pillow said...

I'm not a huge fan of the color orange, but I have to say, it's a really great compliment to turquoise :)

Yansy said...

Love, love, love them all. I love the color combination of orange and blue.

Yansy said...

Love, love, love them all. I love the color combination of orange and blue.

Maria Killam said...

I love that cabinet with the turquoise back! These photos are stunning! Thanks for your thoughtful comment!!

Maria Killam said...

Oops it was orange not turquoise, never mind, it's still beautiful :)

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love this color combo... and all of these images.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Erin,
It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate your kind visit to my blog. You're always welcome!

What gorgeous photos! The chandy is truly amazing.

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend.
~Melissa ;)

The Wife of an Artist said...

Erin, Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope you followed the link to the Sunday Suppers Morrocan dinner with an orange and turquoise theme. I died!

Jess

Marina Capano said...

orange and turquoise are complementary colors!
Just beautiful!

xoxo

mrsben said...

I am totally a big fan of 'blueS' but actually never even visualized turquoise paired with orange. These are absolute super examples which prove it can be done quite successfully. Thanks for the lesson. -Brenda-

Lane said...

My mom decorated a playroom almost 50 years ago using turquoise and orange, and I have always loved this color combination. Today's post was a nice trip down Memory Lane and the pictures you featured were outstanding. The House of Turquoise is the best.

Lauren said...

Erin, AMAZING (as usual!!!!) I really do want a big fat book of all the pics on your blog.... would be perfect!!

hope you're having a great labor day weekend!!!
xoxo

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thanks so much for your visit to hill country house. I really love that kitchen - glad you do too! You said you would not have thought of orange and turquoise on your own, but think of coral and turquoise in jewelry - I'll bet you would think of it! All different shades of the combination are pretty - one of my favorites color pairings. Thanks for the stunning images - each one is more striking than the next!

Kerry Ann said...

One wouldn't think the iconic Howard Johnson colors could be so chic and sophisticated!
Thanks for another fabulous bit of inspiration!

icandy... said...

Oh, so beautiful! What lovely photos...... they make me want to totally revamp my own home!!! :)
Happy day!
Christina

Ivy Lane said...

Fun post! I love this colour combo! Would love to buy a little beach shack and dress it up in this theme!

Happy Labor Day! :)

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

I especially love orange/turquoise when it's paired with crisp white - love it! The pic where there's no white looks messy and muddy to me with no focus or rest for the eyes. Great pics, Erin!

Laura Trevey said...

love the color combination~~ your photos are so beautiful, crisp, and inviting!!

Cristin said...

love this color combo too! another great post!!!

xo,
cristin

Leslie said...

I love the Howard Johnson reference! I stayed at the Howard Johnson in Hollywood Beach, Florida almost every year on vacation!! Love the updated take on these fun colors! Thanks for sharing! By the way, your post on the Southern Living Idea House led me to find the perfect fabric for my kitchen! Thanks!!

Matters of Style said...

Love love love these two colors together...of course being from Florida I cannot help but think of the Miami Dolphins when I see this pairing :-) Fabulous photos you have found.

Unique Unique Design said...

I remember in the early 60's our neighbors had turquoise and orange in their living room. I loved it! I especially like the 2nd and 3rd photo. Great post!
marcie

Anonymous said...

I was looking for colors to make our workout room more exciting and came up with orange and turquoise (or aqua or teal). Not sure how to pair them. The walls are cinder blocks, so I can't even make stripes. Any ideas? It is a former garage that is now a workout room.

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West Georgia Interior Designer said...

Your photos are so beautiful. Love the color combination.

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