Sure, you can’t go wrong with beige. But there is something wonderfully cosmopolitan about an unexpected splash of color. Just ask ELLE DECOR, the venerable design authority on all things chic. Earlier this year, the magazine declared turquoise a 2014 Design Trend, noting that deep and saturated hues “showed up in upholstery, wall coverings and on furniture” at Highpoint. Candy maven Dylan Lauren even calls turquoise her favorite color, no doubt relishing the hue in its purest, most dazzling form. But the color can also be toned down for more understated applications, making it one of the more versatile, yet impactful, trends of the year.
In anticipation of spring, we scoured the latest Previews® collection of listings to find the best and brightest uses of the happy-hued color. From a classic East Coast Colonial with candy-colored walls to a regal, jewel-toned Paris apartment, these rooms offer just the sort of inspiration you need to bring blue bliss into your own space this season.
This exquisite 12-bedroom Georgian Colonial takes traditional to a bold new level with bright and exuberant design choices. The sitting room’s candy-colored turquoise walls create a playful foundation, setting the stage for informal entertaining that’s anything but stuffy.
This iconic estate near Hollywood is worthy of its glamorous roots. While a neutral palette dominates the majority of the interior, the spacious kitchen stands out with its prominent use of cornflower-turquoise throughout the room. The emerald-turquoise countertops and backsplash lightly contrast, bringing a touch of mid-century whimsy to the otherwise traditional design.
This luminous Paris apartment is the picture of European refinement, with palatial rooms, exceptional detailing and exquisite design. In the living area, the brilliant turquoise of the wall plays beautifully off the blues of the sofa’s appliqués and jewel-toned pillows, creating a sophisticated space, rich in character.
With a sea of turquoise surrounding this stunning Miami Beach estate, the color finds a natural home within its regal, Bahamian-style walls. The sitting room in particular uses a variety of subtle turquoise shades that balance the playfulness of the bolder striped hues in the adjoining bar.
With its open floor plan and abundance of picture windows lining the walls, this magnificent Malibu residence is designed to make the most of its breathtaking beachfront setting. The pale turquoise used in the living room and gourmet kitchen brings the tranquility of the ocean inside, lending the space an elegant, yet coastal, feel.