Feel tranquil with teal and turquoise

These beautiful hues are soothing yet sophisticated.

The beautiful colours that float between blue and green have been valued for centuries for their special qualities. Turquoise, a gem that combines blue and green with a touch of yellow, was believed by the ancient Persians to ward off the evil eye. They wore the blue-green stones as a protective charm. In ancient Mexico, turquoise was a colour representing the gods and could not be worn by humans.

Teal, a mixture of blue, green and a touch of grey, is simply a darker shade of turquoise. Both teal and turquoise offer the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green. Consider using turquoise in the bedroom to create a sweet feminine feel, while darker teal shades add lively sophistication to living rooms and hallways.