Classic Color Combination: Turquoise & Black

Who doesn’t love jazzy, jewel-toned turquoise with a shot of dramatic black? Turquoise can be calming like the Caribbean sea or the sky, and instead of pairing it with cloudy white, the shock of dark black electrifies the turquoise. The pairing can be traditional or glamorous, but always chic.

Let’s take a look at some stylish turquoise and black rooms!

A dramatic bedroom by, the improbably named, Kelee Katillac matches the photos’ mats and frames to the walls and trim to make them seem like part of the architecture in this turquoise and black bedroom.

This quiet corner by Miles Redd is covered in stunning turquoise Gracie paper and the black glossy door adds a glossy elegance. The glossy black trim outside of the white moulding  adds an extra dash of drama (think if it were just black tape trim – not exactly the same…).

This insanely glamorous room in a Los Angeles (obviously) home by Robert A. M. Stern Architects combines turquoise panels bound with gold trim with giant black cornice trim, a black floor – with a zebra rug no less – and a gently vaulted gold ceiling. Total Hollywood drama.

This cozy sitting area by Diana Bergeron employs textural turquoise grasscloth with shots of black on the sheer, white, window treatments, and the little chandelier shades for crisp contrast.

Working with a mostly neutral grey palette Kellie Grosso pulls turquoise and black from the framed Zuber panels to balance this beautiful dining space.

This foyer vignette by Melissa Rufty uses a deep peacock Gracie paper and adds a black Ming style console table and an antique Chinese lamp with a black shade for added drama.

Turquoise and black seems like a pretty standard color combination – who hasn’t thrown on an LBD and turquoise accessories when you have no clue what to wear? But it’s amazing to see how different these spaces look and feel utilizing quite similar palettes.