Friday, February 26, 2010

Turquoise and Gray


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Domino

Country Living

Boston Globe

Ever Changing Life

Delight by Design

Coastal Living via Down and Out Chic

Canadian House and Home

Alkemie

Michael Partenio

Knack Studios

Point Click Home
If there is one color combo that's growing on me like no other, it's definitely turquoise and gray. There's just something so chic and sophisticated (and guy friendly!) about it that I can't resist. And it's so easy to just throw in a punch of pink or yellow to make it that much more fun! What do you guys think? You digging this combo as much as I am?

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Let's keep the snow away, ok?!


Love turquoise? Visit my shopping blog Everything Turquoise...updated several times throughout the day! Check out Decor by Color for even more color-themed shopping!


58 comments:

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Most definately! Gray is one of my favorite colors mostly b/c it combines well with so many other colors. Love these pictures!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Hadn't thought of this color combo, but it works! P.S. your lovely blog was a major inspiration this week working with a client who loves TURQUOISE!

Lauren said...

You have a serious talent for combining images, this would have taken my 3 hours to pull together! Nice work. That painted double doorway is fantastic!

Musette said...

This post just made my day! This is my bedroom color combo, with gray being the predominant color (I have these incredible Richard Fischer silk charmeuse duvet cover/cases in a soft gunmetal).

That second photo, with the duck-egg blue, is an incredible melange of blue and gray tones.

Thanks for the lift! Have a great weekend!

xoA

NYCLQ said...

VERY Inspirational... especially since I'm working on our dining room: accent wall now converted to turq, with other walls already grey.

L*OV*E*L*Y B*L*O*G !!!

:D Lynda
http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com

L @ Salt and Sentiment said...

I love so many of these...its hard to pick my fave. The trim on the house, the fireplace, the bed, the dining room. I love it!
P.S. Did you build your igloo yet? :)

mustang said...

Gray and turq is not a combination I had thought of but wow, I really like it. Especially the next to the last bedroom photo. The carpet is fabulous.

Erin, did you catch the short article in Thursday's NYTimes Home section on our color?

Have a great weekend.

Blueprint Bliss said...

LOVE this color combo.

Twenty Two Flamboyant Street said...

I'm wondering whether I've been asleep or something. Never noticed this combination before - it is fabulous!

Adrianna said...

These are the colors of my bedroom. I am working on the gray walls @ the moment. I think you will love this room

http://iconinspired.blogspot.com/2010/02/bedroom-inspiration-part-1.html

that I used as inspiration. It's straight turquoise & gray!

Kathysue said...

Erin, I truthfully had not noticed gray and turqouise combos before, The combination is so soothing to the eye, Wonderful post , as always, Kathysue

Herself said...

Day after day I stop by for a visit and try to think of something a little more clever to say than, Wow, or dreamy or beautiful... As always, words just escape me. Sigh.

Erin said...

Herself- This is the same problem I have when I write my posts! How many ways can I say "I LOVE this!" lol I do appreciate your comments though, they are the highlight of blogging!

Kristen M said...

A turquoise motorcycle? can I have one? :)

Andrika King said...

Yes I LOVE this combo. My living room/all purpose room is painted Turquoise (BM Arctic Blue to be specific) and I'm about to paint the cabinets light gray. Thank you for helping me confirm my decision! Love your blog!

soulflower said...

I absolutely love that blue lucite table in the first picture!

eric@ericrossinteriors.com said...

Ok, the room with the turquoise motorcycle is fantastic. So, not practical--but a stroke of genius, visually!

Typhanie said...

Who parks a bike in the middle of their living room? That is my new fav pic.

Cristin said...

Wow, beautiful rooms. Love the living room in the first photo! The sofa and throw pillows are perfect.

xo,
cristin

My Yellow House said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I am in awe! I LOVE every picture you have posted and know am in love with turqoise! I painted my dining room a gray/blue and it is the best color I could have ever chosen - I really think I'm hooked now. I can't wait to paint and shop! Thank you for all the inspiration ~
Sarah

This Photographer's Life said...

Amazing color combination! Thanks for sharing!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Ah! My two absolute FAVORITE colors! This is your best post yet :) I love everything here, especially the 2nd pic!

Melissa said...

OK-- that second pic-- the bedroom-- I'm stealing all of the colors and mix of finishes for my dining room. It's SO pretty!

squarefoot said...

great color palette. It's coolness is so soothing. It reminds me of winter in paris.

micah @ the yellow front door said...

another great color combo!

mirela said...

Love these combination's of colors ..so what i love especially the first picures...divine xx

Rebecca Ward Design said...

Yes! Definitely Turquoise and gray! As a lover of gray, I think it is a beautiful calming combination. It would be fun to throw a splash of yellow or orange!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Love the transition from blue/ brown to the grey. It's soft and not so " everyone's doing it " Great collection!

Laura Trevey said...

Thanks for all these gorgeous images for inspiration... I am picking out paint colors today for the addition... yikes! So many to choose from :)


xoxo Laura

Heather said...

Those two colors are great together. I love the picture of the front of the townhome. It is bold and so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy-Jo said...

Totally agree Erin, grey and turquoise looks fabulous!

pk @ Room Remix said...

I've saved some of these same images in my "inspiring" blog file, but many of them I haven't seen. LOVE the pillows in that first living room. Also haven't thought much about the gray and turquoise color combination, but I'm liking it now for sure!

All Things Southern said...

I absolutely love these photos. I too am in love with gray right now. We recently built a home and used sandy hook gray in most of the rooms. Lighter in some rooms, darker in others. The other rooms are silver mist, rainwater and oyster bay. They all blend well with the gray. Love soothing cool tones.

Chic Coles said...

I love turquoise and I love gray...what a perfect combination! These images are so beautiful.

simplicity said...

Gorgeous inspiration!!!

HAve a lovlely sunday
Jannice

Destination Seaborn said...

How gorgeous! I love the contrast between the cool gray and vibrant turquoise. Very beautiful and inspiring pics!

Have a great week! Lisa

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

LOVE that bright blue chair in front of the (gasp) yellow wallpaper (I just posted how I wasn't the biggest fan of yellow but I LOVE it here!) Also, huge fan of large photos in decor!

Urban Style Vibes said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. I have a post on the color turqoise on my blog today. Please take a look here:
www.urbanstylevibes.com

Love the color!! And it's the color of 2010. Read more on my blog about it.

Kindly,

Lise M.
urbanstylevibes.com

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

This is new combo for me and you're so right about how it takes the turquoise to a very sophisticated level, keeping things cool and calming. Personally, I like my rooms warmer, but then I'm not really very sophisticated - lol!

Lacey said...

So many beautiful images- with so many stand out details.
Still, their are a few that make me gasp out loud
a. the first bedroom's color and roman blinds
b.the H&G fabric covered head and foot board
c.all the bird images- the geese painting, the framed prints, and most of all the whimsical bird mural on the gray wall behind the fabu dresser.

Montye said...

Love this post....would also love your thoughts (with your expertise in the blue family) on which blue to paint my dining room. Thanks...www.allthisandmore.typepad.com

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Erin~
You found some excellent examples of showing off this color combo.
It can be very difficult to accomplish, but the pictures prove it can be done with style.
Donna

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Erin...I am in love! Thank for showing such beautiful rooms!! I have now found another amazing designer to add to my favorites....Morgan Harrison Home...amazing style!!! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Victoria

Kathy said...

These are over the top funky, cool, spectacular! Your so much fun...I love your blog

Hamptontoes said...

Great images. I love turquoise with deep rich pink or pumpkin (or all three together). It's such a great color! My daughter's 4th party is the end of the and I'm doing a "tiara's and tutu's" party using turquoise as the main color.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Love it - works so well together.

If you've had enough snow, send it my way would you? Third day in the row pushing 40 degree Chere, i'm so ready for winter!

jules :)

Lauren said...

yes!!! so many gorgeous images erin!!! (we need that book!!! :)
xoxo

ps- I really think ppl would buy it!! i would!!

Cindy Sue said...

I have been floundering between a white/bone color on my living room walls or a blue. After seeing the Boston Globe photos of the living room, I am going for the blue! Thanks for helping...

Kristin said...

what a wonderful color combo! I ADORE the little nook in the Oliveaux photo as well as the Coastal Living twin bedroom. And that blue dresser in front of the chalkboard wall with the birdies?? Well, I seriously want to copy that idea somewhere...

thanks for always inspiring!

crowjoy said...

LOVE. We're trying to choose a scheme for our kitchen remodel and I want gray cabinets, but can't decide if the floor should be turquoise or the walls. Wife is not convinced, but this post may push her over! :D

down pillow said...

Really great color combo :)

Elisabeth Adele said...

These pictures are just beautiful! I just want to step into the picture and steal it! I love the white pictures with the little accents of blue, as in the pillows or pictures!

love,
elisabeth adele
http://thejoysoflifezzz.tumblr.com/

INSANITY ENJOYED said...

Ive been stalking your blog for awhile now but I just wanted to leave a little note to tell you how much I love your blog and every post is such a treat. Thank you so much!

Amanda said...

Oh my! Who would've thought to use a motorcycle as a design element! Super cool :)

ElliD said...

I have to agree. You choose an interesting colour palette. The combination of cool grey and vibrant turquoise feels so luxurious. Everything is so bright and clean. This post shows us, that the combination of these colours is usable for every room. The interior is not only about big colourful furniture. It is about small delicious accessories, which make the detail. I like the turquoise cushions, they put the life into this rooms. But the most interesting idea is the interior with those yellow walls. Grey and turquoise can be for someone to cool, so the yellow walls can turn this place into more friendly and warm one. Thank you for sharing, it is really inspiring for all of us.

Best regards,
Elli

Ido Atlasian said...

Indeed! How lovely to see that there are other people who love turquoise and especially turquoise and gray together.

Cindy McMullen said...

I just moved into a 1940s cottage, it is full of built ins in the livingroom that are painted white. I painted the walls a bold gray with one wall turquoise, this is the accent wall with the fireplace. There are small windows on each side of the fireplace and one large picture window. What color decor would you suggest. Would it be too much turquoise if i used a bold rug.? Thxs.. im in love with turquoise. Im thinking about painting my dining table and chairs

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