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A Turquoise Palette

Categories: Bedrooms, Color, Painting Tips, Project PlanningNovember 9, 2012

Joni wrote:

Our bedroom colors are red, black, and charcoal gray and I'm wanting a change!! Our bed frame is black and I'm looking for a color pallette that works with that. I have my grandma's old dresser that I want to paint turquoise (picture below). I am repaiting it today but I'm not sure if my black bed frame and charcoal gray comforter can somehow create a fun color pallette with a turquoise dresser. Help me!

Lindsay answered:

Hi Joni,

Your black bed frame and charcoal gray comforter will definitely go with your freshly painted turquoise dresser!  In fact, gray and turquoise are one of my favorite color palettes.  My bedroom is actually gray, turquoise and yellow.

Because your bed frame and comforter are somewhat dark, I’d love for you to bring in some elements in lighter shades.  White sheets or a white throw on the bed would be fun.  Even some more color, like yellow or coral, would look amazing with turquoise and gray.

If you are looking to paint the walls, keep it light and bright - particularly the ceiling.  I love painting a bright white ceiling to really open up the room.  My favorite white is a custom mix that I jokingly call “Lindsay White” - I get a gallon of Glidden white paint paint off the shelf and ask the paint counter staff to mix 1 oz of extra white into it.  The result is a super bright white that will help your room feel brighter and larger.

Good luck with your transformation!  It sounds like you are definitely headed down the right path.

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