Red And Turquoise Kitchen
Red and turquoise. This is a case of opposites attracting. The warm vibe of red is cooled by turquoise, a favorite water color. Consider this palette for a guest bedroom. I think walls in red, like Benjamin Moore’s Country Redwood, would be fun too.
Red And Turquoise Kitchen
Red And Turquoise Kitchen
I’m Erin and I am obsessed with the color turquoise. I started this blog to collect inspirational photos I find of fabulous rooms that feature all of the lovely shades of my favorite color. For more turquoise fun, visit my shopping blog, Everything Turquoise. Read More…
About Me I’m Erin and I am obsessed with the color turquoise. I started this blog to collect inspirational photos I find of fabulous rooms that feature all of the lovely shades of my favorite color. For more turquoise fun, visit my shopping blog, Everything Turquoise. Read More…
Hi All, I’ve been spending this past week being SO BUSY decorating for Halloween. By popular request we are hosting a party again this year and I want everything to look amazing. I’ll be posting pics on my progress next week sometime. Today I wanted to share another “before and after” with you. You may remember last year I blogged about the new paint gun I bought (love it!)and the makeover I gave to my kitchen chairs. I painted all of them a pretty aqua blue. You can view that post HERE . Well, I’ve lived with them for a year and it was time for a change. To be honest, I love the shape of these vintage chairs but because the legs are so narrow the legs kept falling apart. I must have reglued each chair 3 or 4 times and I was getting tired of it. Then one day my daughter was standing on one to get something out of the freezer and the legs gave out, spilling her to the floor. So I figured it was Time for them To Go! I started scouring local thrift shops. I had in mind what I was looking for. Something with great cottage style lines and an upholstered seat. My inspiration????? I had picked up the latest issue of Flea Market Style magazine a couple of months ago and fell in love with the chairs on the front cover. They are just adorable. So these chairs were stuck in my mind as I was traipsing through the thrift shops. That’s when I saw them. Three lonely chairs sitting outside my favorite haunt amidst second hand tables, chairs and dressers waiting to find a home. I got the three of them for only $20! They were perfect! So similar to my inspiration pieces! They looked a little tired but were nice and solid. And what luck they had three. Because I was keeping the bench already at the table that’s all I needed! I brough them home, took the seat cushions off, sanded and gave each one a coat of antique white paint and lightly distressed them. I had in my mind I wanted to cover the seats in a fun aqua and red fabric that would compliment a red and white polka dot fabric I already had in the kitchen, so I started surfing the net. I fell in LOVE with this gorgeous aqua blue cotton fabric called “Darla Rose” by Tanya Whelan. I found this beautiful fabric sold by the yard at CottageFlair.com . If you have never visited Jennifer’s site please do. Her site is full of beautiful items! So, HERE is one of the chairs all finished! Ok, now for the bench. I found this great red and white polka dot fabric a few months ago and stashed it away in my fabric closet. I knew I would find a use for it down the line as I already had a small red and white polka dot print in my kitchen. I pulled it out of storage and created a cute cushion for the bench. I used left over floral fabric to make coordinating pillows. I love the ball fringe! (I made the cushion cover with a zipper in the back so I can wash it when needed.) And here is my table and new chairs all finished….. I Scotch Guarded the seats on the chairs to protect them from spillage. With two kids and hubby in the house this was a must! I’ve been working on a couple of other projects in in my cozy kitchen as well. I attached a shelf above the doorway to display my collection of milk glass and some other goodies. Yes I am a collector. Minimalists would NOT love my kitchen but to me it is warm and cozy. I painted a 1″ X 8″ board cut to fit the doorway, painted it white and attached it directly to the top of the doorway moulding and used some old brackets I found a few years ago on each side. I finished it off with a red and white polka dotted ribbon. I love it! My Mom laughs at my love for polka dots. I just think they are so much fun and add whimsy to a room. Well, that’s all for today folks. I will be sharing my other projects I’ve got cooking up for my kitchen as they are completed. They consist of recycling an old chandelier for above the table, fixing up a scratched laminate floor and building a new pantry out of recycled doors. Stay tuned! If you are new to my blog I would love for you to follow me on Google Friend Connect or Subscribe via email and join me on my decorating adventures!
Meh. Guess I'm in the minority this time. I think the red overwhelms and detracts from the subtle soft turquoise. Love your blog, though. I go to it everyday. Impressive range of images, and generally it's just a total mood-lifter. And as other visitors have said, now I find myself REALLY noticing turquoise colors anywhere I go! LOL…
Love this color combo! I find red to be less harsh with turquoise than with black or when it stands alone. If you are trying to bring in the red trend, this is the way to go. It really takes on a softer side. Beautiful post, thanks Erin!
Not for the faint of heart, this red, red, red kitchen by John Ryba is saturated in a rich, lacquer red. The white ceiling and stainless-steel appliances help reflect light, an important consideration when you are working with a darker color.
An ivory wall color serves as the backdrop for this Southwest-style kitchen. Rusty red cabinets and touches of turquoise complete this eye-catching color scheme, making for a warm and inviting kitchen. Paint pick: Jersey Cream, Sherwin-Williams.
With a color as strong as red, sometimes a few strong accents are enough. In this kitchen by Ines Hanl of The Sky is the Limit Design, a red pedestal for a counter-height table and a red runner rug add vibrancy to a more subtly colored kitchen. And don’t forget artwork as a source of color in kitchens; notice how the framed poster on the far wall rounds out the color scheme.
Red and turquoise has always been a favorite combo for me…I love the cheery energy it brings to any room. The vintage appeal can be a really fun look too. The first and 2nd picture above, the rooms by Diane Bergeron and Jennifer Flanders, are definitely my favorites. Classy, yet fun and happy spaces. That’s what I’m talking about! Have a most fabulous weekend everyone!
In the dining room shown here, vivid red and blue are tempered by large swaths of white and plenty of natural wood, making for a dramatic yet livable space. Also note that the shade of the blue chairs is closer to turquoise, which reads as a cheerier color (the color of summer skies) than inky blue (the hue of a frothy sea).
If they say they want to mix Marrakech with stuffed elk, write that down. (You can barf later.) If they say they like a firm sofa with a shallow seat, write that down. And for Pete’s sake, if they say they like red, turquoise and yellow, write that down!
Thanks to your wonderful pics turquoise was chosen for our laundry room. And there are lots of white cabinets, gray stone floor, ferns plus red enamelware sprinkled around. Very cheery for doing the work.
It's all just too good! I love the bedroom in the first picture, and every single kitchen pictured. Seriously, I love every one of them enough to have as my own kitchen. Of course Pam's turquoise kitchen from Retro-renovation is unbelievable. She did such a fantastic job on that renovation!