Turquoise jewels in a white porcelain dish.
Turquoise jewels in a white porcelain dish.

Go calm with teal and turquoise

These beautiful colours are soothing and sophisticated.

The beautiful colours that hover between blue and green have long been valued for their special qualities. Turquoise, a gem which 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 India, turquoise, also know is “phirozee”, was worn by priests in ceremonies when calling upon the great spirit of the sky.

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