Warmer months are just around the corner, and the sunnier it gets, the more we want to stay cool. One of the midcentury’s best coping mechanisms for the heat is turquoise, which effuses any space with a coolness that exudes perfect style. Start prepping your ranch with some turquoise now and let the temperature start to rise!


Retro wall clock (turquoise), Infinity Instruments.
Retro wall clock (turquoise), Infinity Instruments.

Picture this: You’ve got a diner-style eat-in kitchen complete with Big Chill fridge, Wilsonart counters and a vintage dining table with aluminum siding. What’s the only thing missing? A retro wall clock to add a nice pop of turquoise to your wall.

Executive daybed sofa in Lucky Turquoise, Casara Modern.

The perfect turquoise anchor for a summer home living room? Make a statement with a sofa, like Casara Modern’s executive daybed sofa upholstered in Lucky Turquoise.


turquoise blanket
Sherpa Pile Blanket in Cowrie Stripe Blue, Traci Nichole Design Studio, DiaNoche Designs.

If a full sofa isn’t on your shopping list at the moment (or committing to so much turquoise is a no-go), why not coat your current sofa with a stylish splash of the shade with a sherpa pile blanket in Cowrie Stripe Blue?


turquoise pillow
Pebbles Extra-Small Decorative Pillow in Aqua, Area Inc.

Perhaps all you need is a subtle dash of turquoise, enough to cool down your room without overwhelming it with a large item. All you need is one or two of these pebbles extra-small pillows in aqua to do the trick.

turquoise vase
Trimmed single-stemmed vase in deep teal and aqua gloss, Heath Ceramics.

Accent any room with a touch of the turquoise using a well-placed piece of art. We love anything Heath Ceramics, so this unique single-stemmed vase in deep teal and aqua is the perfect tabletop or credenza-cresting accessory.

turquoise Arne Jacobsen lamp
AJ Floor Lamp in blue/green, Y Lighting.

For those wanting to bring both color and serious midcentury design into their homes, a lamp designed specifically for the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark, should do the trick. This AJ floor lamp in blue/green, designed by mid mod Danish great Arne Jacobsen, is a beautiful testament to design and color.


turquoise wallpaper
Reverb in Moody Blue, The Mod Generation Collection, Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers.

Finally, for those ready to turn their entire room into a turquoise paradise, go atomic with midcentury-style wallpaper. With a variety of shades of blue, green and teal, this Reverb wallpaper in Moody Blue from Bradbury & Bradbury will keep things nice and cool.