Color Spotlight: Alluring Aqua

One of the best things about this time of year is all the spring catalogs that start to arrive in the mailbox, and inevitably the doses of color being featured inside the pages include something in the alluring shade of aqua blue.  Color trends come and go but one hue that continues to be popular year after year is aquamarine or “aqua” as we’ve shortened it to over the years.

Aqua is a watery shade of blue, not as vivid as it’s popular sister turquoise – and perhaps a bit more calming and refreshing.  It’s guaranteed to bring cheerful color to any space and a perfect color choice for bathrooms, bedrooms, offices and kitchens.  


aqua kitchen cabinets bhg


As an accent, aqua pairs perfectly with so many bright colors, yellow, bright pink, lime green are all easy partners. 

aqua with yellow bhg


With its cool tones, decorating with aqua blue also brings a welcome contrast to spaces filled with warmer colors and wood trim or accents. 

wood and aqua bedroom bhg


A shapely piece of aqua pottery is a perfect vessel for brightening any tabletop with seasonal fresh flowers.

aqua vases in dining room bhg


Here’s a roundup of a few of my favorite decorative accents in this alluring shade:

 aqua accents for the home

Thibaut Marathon Wallpaper, available through dealers; Jamaican Aqua paint, Benjamin Moore;  Aqua Glass Pendant, Shades of Light, $159; Rest Giclee, Ballard Designs, $179; Sunburst Clock, Target, $30;  Kitchen Aid Mixer in Aqua Sky, Chef’s Catalog, $349;  Stripe fabric, Spoonflower, $18/yard; Trina Turk Sunburst Pillow, Amazon, $102;  Aqua Leaves Pillow, Overstock, $75; Feather Dinnerware, Macys, $40; Cambria Platter, Pottery Barn, $32; Balloon Jug, Viva Terra, $79; Geo Blanket, Zinc Door, $150; Aqua End Chair, Wisteria, $389; Stray Dog Accent Stool, Belle & June, $425; Table Lamp, Lamps Plus, $253; Jaspar Rug, Crate + Barrel, price varies.

Don’t forget to check out BH&G Shop for even more aqua accents for the home! 



7 Responses to “ Color Spotlight: Alluring Aqua ”

  1. LOVE!!! Aqua has been a staple color in my decor….such a pretty color!!

  2. Love both aqua and turquoise!

  3. Are there sources for the photos above? Specifically the drapes in the second photo? Any help would be great! Thanks

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