Although I am interested in the latest colour trends in home decor, I am not a slave to them. I choose gray as the neutral in my house in 1986 and it wasn't a growing trend until 2011! It will still be my neutral ten years from now because I feel comfortable with gray as a backdrop.
We should all choose colours for our homes that we like. My first order of business in a colour consultation is to determine what kind of colours a client really likes. Next I check the room's light orientation and lastly I look at the furniture and art in a space.
I just went through all my pins on my colour inspiration board
on Pinterest to look for trends in my own pinning. I have quite a few with aqua. I do not have aqua in either of my homes, but I am obviously attracted to it because I love blue greens. How about you?
Aqua is a versatile, fresh colour as you can see from the interiors below. You can use it for an accent wall, to paint furniture, in pillows, or even on a ceiling....use a little or a lot....
Aqua as an accent wall with lots of cream is stunning.
A more intense aqua with citron green and a pop of magenta... perfect for a teen's room!
Serene gray with aqua accessories.
The same scheme as above with black added.
Aqua and white with a hit of darker blue.
And who wouldn't want to have a chat in this sun room? Creamy white mixed with green and aqua is so fresh and inviting.
Just loving the hit of red with aqua in this boy's space. I think aqua is the perfect colour to paint a piece of furniture and look at those shutters!
I've always loved this colour combination with rattan or any mid toned wood. A liberal amount of white is needed to prevent over saturation.
And here we have the merest hint of a dark aqua with magenta and off white. This is a great way to have pops of colour without over committing.
An interesting colour combination with great pattern choices too.
If you're feeling a little vintage aqua makes a great accent.
And just this one little pop of aqua glass makes a nice punctuation mark to end the post.
All links on my Pinterest board indicated above