How To Beat The Winter Blues with Turquoise

Asking yourself how to beat the winter blues? Between blizzards on the East Coast and the general malaise of the post holiday winter, it’s hard to feel perky. What’s even more depressing is seeing all the cruise wear in stores and knowing you can’t get away! 

I have concocted a design recipe that will replace your singing the blues with a house of optional. I think the perfect pick-me-up-blue during the winter is turquoise. It has the feel of a winter Caribbean getaway without the summer feel found in a navy and white design scheme.

Blue and Turquoise Lamps

Lighting is key to brightening up a room. Soft blue table lamps like the one in the top photo may have an ocean blue feel but could also be paired with creams and browns for colder climates. Regardless, it’s a pick-me-up with a shade! Additionally, by simply adding a blue shade you can instantly add a pop of much needed pizazz during the dreary winter months.

1. Robert Abbey Double Gourd Egg Blue Ceramic Table Lamp

2. Hanover Teal Shade Clear Crystal Table Lamp


Turquoise Furniture and Seating

Seating is another easy way to introduce color to a space. Chairs and stools are easy to move, can offer double duty in a dining room or office and in the right shade of turquoise will cheer you up while comforting your tush.

1. Turquoise Bonded Leather Classic Parson Chair

2. Arteriors Home Tennyson Turquoise Linen Stool

Turquoise Home Accessories

Accessories are the easiest way to beat the winter blues. A small dose of turquoise blue be it in contemporary wall art or in a casual throw pillow will transform a room. Don’t be afraid to try. Simple accessories can always be moved around the house and can be used in the yard, terrace or deck in warmer months. So, who needs a tropical vacation now? OK, don’t answer that... 

1. Monroe Modern Turquoise Wood Tray

2. Surya Turquoise Throw Pillow

Photos: House of Turquoise, Beach Bungalow 8.