Saturday, August 18, 2012

Turquoise and aqua Kitchens!

I  never liked the color blue in home decor. Nope. Not for me. So I don't know why I am so obsessed with it now.  I just love turquoise and all shades related to it, from the palest blue green in Sherwin Wiliams Sea Salt to the brightest Teal. I love it all. I think it has something to do with my love of the ocean. I used to live right on the beach in Scituate MA and I miss it. The colors of the water are calming and fresh, just what I need in my hectic life. Three kids, a husband, two dachshunds and a life in the political world have me longing for a leisurely life in a cottage by the sea. I haven't been to the ocean in 2 years, and I am going crazy. I live in the mountains, and go to lakes and the river, but it is just not the same.
     After months of indecision, I have decided on Sherwin Williams Sea Salt for my living room. Now I am thinking about changing my kitchen wall color. It's currently a very bright orangey yellow.  I am wondering about an aqua blue in the kitchen. I saw an episode of Design Star on HGTV where contestants painted a kitchen a bright aqua blue. Vern Yip was horrified and said that blue was a terrible color for a kitchen because it suppresses appetite. What nonsense.  Look at these beautiful blue/green kitchens I found!

via House of Turquoise
I don't know what paint color this is, but I absolutely love it!
via House of Turquoise
Love this kitchen with the combination of the soft white against the pale aqua. The hood painted a darker shade looks great.
via kitchen Trend
I like the pale aqua with the bright pops of red and orange.
by Bridgette McMullin via Interior Design Pro
Wow! Look at that tile! Now that's a bold statement. Looks like shimmering water.
                             So vintage, so cute!
via granite gurus
                       Love the mid century modern look!
via Kitchen Ideas
       I must have these appliances...

                  ... and all these kitchen gadgets!!

So what  do you think about aqua in a kitchen?


  1. I love it and am almost decided to do it. thanks for sharing!!

  2. I'm trying to fight off the blue urge and just use it in accents. I hope you didn't set me off in the wrong direction with those beautiful pics! ~ Maureen

    1. I am torn, Maureen. I like the soft walls with blue accents, but I also like the soft aqua walls with white accents!