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TURQUOISE COLOR: Psychology, Meaning and Types

Meaning of the Color Turquoise

Turquoise, a blend of the color blue and green, has some of the same cool and calming attributes. Turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition and loyalty.

Turquoise dyes have a sweet feminine touch. Darker shades of turquoise, such as teal, have a more sophisticated feel. Variations of turquoise, often used to represent water, are also known as aqua and aquamarine. Turquoise is a valuable mineral often used for jewelry, especially in the southwestern United States and the Middle East. Turquoise is one of the oldest protective amulets and in many ancient cultures was a symbol of wealth and prosperity.

Turquoise was associated with connections to the spirit world, psychic sensitivity and protection from harm and negative energy. The turquoise gemstone is the symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home and good fortune to the owner. It is believed that the turquoise stone carries with it great truth and wisdom. The turquoise gemstone is a stone that represents self-realization and is an aid to analytical thinking and creative energy.

The name turquoise means “Turkish stone,” as it came to Europe from Turkey. The best quality turquoise comes from Iran. Today, most turquoise gemstones come from the United States and Mexico.

Turquoise has healing properties that affect the mind and body. Turquoise is believed to help neutralize acidity, increase muscle growth and strength, and relieve gout, stomach problems, viral infections, rheumatism. Turquoise is also believed to be an anti-inflammatory that also helps improve communication skills and calm the mind and body. Too much turquoise can cause one to become overly analytical, demanding and self-centered, allowing logic to guide decision making. Too little turquoise can cause one to become secretive, closed, confused, cunning and even paranoid.

Psychology of the Color Turquoise

Turquoise helps to open the lines of communication between the heart and the spoken word. It is presented as a friendly and cheerful color enjoying life. In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals emotions creating emotional balance and stability. In the process, it may appear to be on an emotional roller coaster, up and down, until it balances out.

This is a color that recharges our spirits in times of mental stress and fatigue, relieving feelings of loneliness. Just focus on turquoise, whether on a wall or clothing, and you will feel an instant calm and gentle invigoration.

It’s a great color to have around, especially in an emergency, as it helps with clear thinking and decision making. It helps in the development of organizational and management skills. Influences rather than preaches and demands. This is a good color to help concentration and clarity of thought for public speakers, as it calms the nervous system, gives control over speech and expression, and builds confidence. Print your notes in turquoise and every time you look down you will feel the effects of the color.

Increases levels of creativity and sensitivity; good at multi-tasking, gets bored if forced to concentrate on one thing. Sometimes thinking can become scattered if surrounded by too much of this balancing color. Turquoise promotes inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. It enhances our intuitive capacity and opens the door to spiritual growth. It is the color of the evolved soul.

Turquoise can also be self-centered, attuning to its own needs above all others. At the same time, it can help us build our self-esteem and love ourselves, which in turn supports our ability to love others unconditionally. At its most extreme it can be boastful and narcissistic. Although self-sufficient, it fears being alone and can become distant and unapproachable when this occurs, making the situation worse.

Turquoise has strong powers of observation and perception and can be quite discriminating. It has the ability to identify the way forward, the path to success, balancing the pros and cons, the right and wrong of any situation. It is a good color to use when you are stuck in a rut and don’t know which way to move.

Types or Varieties of Turquoise

Light Turquoise

This is known as a lighter shade of turquoise.

Turquoise Blue

Turquoise blue is a color very similar to turquoise on the color wheel, but a little bluer. The first recorded use of turquoise blue as a color name in English was in 1900.

Dark Turquoise

A shade of turquoise with more saturation, a darker shade.

Decorating with Turquoise

Turquoise comes in many shades, just like the gemstone, allowing you to play with lighter to darker shades for any space. Decorating with turquoise is believed to bring harmony and happiness. An easy way to add this color to your space, if you’re not ready for a long-term commitment, is in your furniture and accents. From mixing in pillows with turquoise shades and accent rugs is a work of art. You can easily remove all the turquoise pieces from the winter/holidays or when you are ready for a new color scheme.

Another option for decorating with turquoise is to repurpose furniture. A dresser, or a mirror, maybe even an older bed that needs a makeover for a kids room. This is a great way to add shades of turquoise without completely committing to an entire space. An accent wall with deep turquoise complements a rug that is in a certain area and enhances the view beyond. This is a great way to carry a color scheme from one room to another.

Turquoise Color Number or Color Code

  • Hex Triplet: # 40E0D0
  • RGB code: (r, g, b) (64, 224, 208)
  • CMYK Code: (c, m, y, k) (71, 0, 7, 12)
  • HSV Code: (h, s, v) (174 °, 71%, 88 %)

Objects and Things of the Color Turquoise

A stencil, a piece of furniture, a bag, a bottle, a headband, a bracelet, a phone cover, an armchair, a shirt, a jean, a button, a tie, a pair of sandals, a bucket, a brush, a nail polish, a crayon, among others.

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