Accent Color: Splashes of Aqua Blue

Accent Color: Splashes of Aqua Blue

Susie Nadler
Aug 5, 2009

Aqua blue is one of our favorite colors to play around with in the home. Surprisingly versatile, it can create a vibrant focal point in a neutral room or add a bit of serenity to a more colorful space. It pairs beautifully with black and white, with rusty reds, and with greens of various shades. Have a look at some ways to use aqua accents in your rooms...

The ways to incorporate aqua as an accent color are seemingly endless, but here are a few to consider, inspired by the photos above:

• Look for milk glass vases and trays in shades of aqua blue. It was a popular color for this style of glassware, and we've seen it often at flea markets.
Oxidized copper takes on various shades of aqua blue. Try it, say, as a frame for a mirror or a piece of artwork.
Old doors and windows from salvage yards can often be found in aqua-ish colors, which are popular for exteriors.
• Try an accent wall. Why not?
• Choose one piece of furniture, like a side chair or an ottoman, in an aqua blue shade. The Eames shell rocker, always a popular choice, comes in a lovely blue.

For some more aqua inspiration from Apartment Therapy, try these links:

Color Story: Beach House in Aqua, Saffron, and Persimmon
Bold Color Combo: Red and Aqua
How To: Make Your Own Blue Canning Jars

(Images: Desire to Inspire; Decor8; Livingetc; Design*Sponge/Proud Mary;Design*Sponge/Hannah Berman; Cottage Living; Country Living)

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