It’s summer in the Mediterranean and if there is a colour that I associate with Maltese summers it is turquoise. There is a quality about it that just evokes images of the crystalline sea that surrounds our island.
Photographed at the Blue Lagoon in Comino
For many years I grew up with turquoise in my room. My bed covers, curtains, carpet and furniture handles were all in shades of turquoise. It was a vibrant colour that transported me to summer during many a gloomy winter’s day. Over the years my love for this colour has not diminished. I think that turquoise and all its variants (like aqua) works very well in bathrooms since turquoise, when coupled with white, imparts a sense of cleanliness together with an image of pristine waters. Perhaps it’s not the best colour to use for winter but during the hot summer months I find that it has a calming and cooling effect. Of course, turquoise can work well in any room as long as it is well-planned.
With this in mind and turning to the internet for inspiration, I was browsing through various design blogs when I came across one which stood out for its sheer love of the colour turquoise. Erin at House Of Turquoise features rooms, accessories, lighting (and anything else that you can think o)f which have one thing in common: turquoise, of course. I fell in love with Erin’s blog quite some time ago and thought I would share House of Turquoise with you since I am sure that there is plenty to inspire all those of you that love turquoise. And if you plan on getting married soon and would love to introduce turquoise into your special day, Erin has posted a tonne of photographs from her wedding from where you can get your inspiration. Check out her post of June 24.
As for me, I’m on the hunt for turquoise items with which to surround myself. So here are a few items – from the whimsical to the eclectic – that have really caught my eye. I think some of these are so much fun and I would definitely love to get my little paws on some of them soon …
Image via: Décor Pad
Image via Deal Nay
Image via The Sweetest Digs
Image via Carter & Rose
Image via Retro Art Glass
I am a bit late with this post but yesterday I spent the evening on Facebook playing Zuma Blitz. Are any of you as addicted as I am???