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Hot Trend in Turquoise

04-21-15

Turquoise is the hot color for Spring and is making its way into homes everywhere.  Beaded details jazz up chandeliers and lamps, colorful ceramic inserts in hardware, and fabulous glass tiles are part of the design frenzy. For all types of looks, this gemstone dates back to Egyptian times as a prized possession.  With renewed popularity and versatility, there are many options to add a pop of color.

Layers of turquoise color brightens this Houzz Kitchen

Bright Kitchen Details in Turquoise (photo by Houzz)

Fun facts from Houzz about the hot color for spring:

“Turquoise is found in only a few places around the globe, mostly dry areas where aluminum and phosphorus in the soil react with copper in the groundwater, creating this opaque stone. According to the Gemological Institute of America, the name turquoise comes from its association with Turkey.”
And here are great ways to introduce the splash of color in your home, available for purchase through Houzz:

Chandeliers dripping in beaded turquoise offer an exotic blast from the past. Set the mood for a free-form party with pendants and sconces that look like they’re made with glamorous beaded curtains. Create tantalizing conversation corners with dazzling turquoise lamps.”

Glass mosaic tile and chandelier featuring turquoise colors

Ideas for materials with turquoise

The small capiz shell chandelier is a bargain!  Note the 12” x 12” x 21” size– it might be too narrow (or too tall) for certain spaces.  But if the space and price are right for you, this is a great piece to shed some new light in your home.

Turquoise shells light up this chandelier

Hot Bargain in Turquoise

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