A turquoise color guide.

Learn how to incorporate turquoise into your designs using this handy color guide.

Turquoise is often associated with calmness and serenity. In this article, we’ll dive into the meaning of turquoise, its common uses, and other shades that complement this stunning blue-green color.

What does “turquoise” mean?

Turquoise is a color named after the gemstone. The stone’s name comes from the French word for “Turkish,” because of the large amounts of turquoise being discovered at that time in Turkey. Both the gemstone and the shade bear a beautiful blue-green color that reminds many people of the ocean.

The turquoise color code (hex code) is #30D5C8 and its RGB values are R:48, G:213, B:200.

Turquoise color pairings and alternative shades.

Turquoise is a unique shade that can have either warming or cooling effects, depending on the colors it is paired with in a design. It can pair nicely with greys and neutrals, while it can also make a pleasing contrast to yellows, pinks, and oranges, thanks to a small amount of yellow that is mixed in with the blue and green in the turquoise shade.

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Turquoise is a very positive and uplifting color and can be used to boost people’s moods or calm their minds. Try using turquoise in designs that promote a sense of wellness, joy, and positivity.

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