Turquoise takes its name from the gemstone, which comes from the French word for Turkish. Positioned between blue and green in the color wheel, turquoise is a mixture of pale blue and green or blue with a small amount of yellow.
It is a calm, friendly, and happy color, radiating the tranquility of blue, the growth of green, and the energy of yellow. Turquoise can help clear thinking. It also represents water with “The Turquoise” being slang for the waters of the Caribbean.
Turquoise has both warming and cooling effects in design. It combines well with grays and neutrals and sets off yellows, pinks, and deep oranges.