Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunset Decor

Autumn and Winter have amazing sunsets, don't they? As I stood transfixed by one lovely sunset, I thought, "I'd never use red and turquoise together in decor. It's....too....strong, clashy-ish, bold....too....gaudy. Or is it? It's so beautiful in a sunset, but in a living room?" Well, I found some photos (including a vintage piece of fabric) that made me change my mind and a few that just made me happy. Have you used red and turquoise in the same room?







 

42 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Ok the last picture is the bomb! Nature can outdo us mere mortals with her colour schemes each and every time cant she?

Marina Mott said...

Great pics!! Loved, loved and loved!! xx

It's me said...

That last one !! owwww....amazing !!! happy sunday darling....love you Ria.....

All things nice... said...

Janean,

What a beautiful sunset, love turquoise and blue, like you though I would of thought it didn't really go well together but it is really prety :) Thanks for sharing

All things nice...

All things nice... said...

Janean,

What a beautiful sunset, love turquoise and blue, like you though I would of thought it didn't really go well together but it is really prety :) Thanks for sharing

All things nice...

sissie said...

Hi Janean,
I would never think to use these two colors together but, it works and it's very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

I haven't used these hues together and often times thought the same things you have. But now that you point out that they are the same shades in the sunsets that take my breath away I will certainly consider it. Hoping you are enjoying your autumn!

Your Friend,
Deborah

katie said...

Great examples.
Yes I am like you wouldn't think of it until I see it done, and really like it. It is popular all over the quilting community.

Cindy said...

I love that color combination. But then again, Iove turquoise with ANY color. I love that sunset picture. Is that the one you saw and took a picture of? It's beautiful!!

Jojo said...

Wow. Somehow nature can put together color combinations that simply take my breath away.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hello dear one,
I will take door number 1, please(oh no, that's Let's Make a Deal...) I will take picture #1. An afternoon nap on sofa would be divine!!!

Farm Girl said...

You know in my mind the colors don't sound to good and I might not attempt it but the first picture it looks really good but the sunset is just beautiful. I have never been really good and choosing colors. These look good though.

kpaints said...

You outdid yourself! I have a love affair with this color combo and love, love and really love that truck..with the apple and those leaves!!!!
Gorgoeus sunset!!! Was that yours?

Pondside said...

Just gorgeous! I'm a fan of turquoise and red/pink together - love that snail cushion!

Karen said...

Oh, I love nature's colors, too.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Janean!
I love the two colors together although I don't own anything or have decorated anything with the two together. You see that in Southwestern decorating and jewelry. Great photo's. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Maura :)

Sharing with Sherri said...

I think the colors are very complimentary! The more orangey shades of red with the turquoise especially! The sunset photo is incredible, and I love that darling snail pillow too!

I just did a post on my guest room done in shade of deep reds and blues(not really turqouise) but inspired by a quilt my Mama made for me. I sure hope it doesn't look gaudy, Yikes!

I've also got a thing for orange and green together now too, love it! lol!

Hugs, Sherri:)

The Atwoods said...

Your comment was too sweet, Janean! Thank you :) I too love red and turquoise together --BHG did a spread in last month's magazine with these colors, and it was just gorgeous!

Deb said...

great examples...love the paci...love the last photo...gorgeous...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

What a splendid sunset you have shared today.
I love the colour combination and have never put these two together, but it is amazing what you see others do.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Oh, Janean! Those are my favorite colors! My dream 'studio' is red and turquoise with black and white checked tile floor and black and white accents. GORGEOUS!!! Actually they are very vintage-y fifties colors. Love, Love, LOVE!!!

Hope you are doing better! Been kind of busy lately, but even if I don't comment, I always read your blog! Becky

Michelle May said...

Indeed,this time of year showers us with the most incredible sunsets. Such gorgeous color perfecly balanced. :)
xx,shell

NanaDiana said...

Whodathought?! I love it even though I never would have thought to put them together. Love the old truck! Diana

CHERI said...

Never really thought about it but they do go together. In fact, I just remembered I have a necklace with turquoise and reddish/orange! Never used turquoise in my decorating but it sure is getting popular I think! You always find the most fabulous pictures to use on your blog. Where in the world do you find them all?

Bernie said...

No I have never used red and turquoise together but would you believe I saw Joan Rivers dressed in a red blazor with turquoise accessories and she looked great and well matched......:-) Hugs

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love the vintage fabric, the colors looks so pretty together. Still, God has a way of putting them together better than anything we can do, that last photo shows it :-) We get some beautiful sunsets here in the desert too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Deborah said...

Wow! What an interesting post Janean.
I wouldnt have thought of those two together, but amazing how they go perfectly in a sunset..and quite nicely in the others photos too.
My living room has pops of turquoise in it with mostly white, but I have been thinking about introducing apricot in through some dried roses, and fabric. I saw those two colours together in a picture I purchased a few years ago which was a country porch scene and loved the way they go together.
As a matter of fact, Im off to sew the little craft this day... Ill show you them together when Im done!
Thanks for this "thought-provoking" post. Really amazing!

Happy Monday to you Janean!

Deborah xoxo

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Funny you should mention it. I just saw red, brown and turquoise mixed together at Pier 1 and fell in love with it. I'm working on changing out my summer green to turquoise for the fall in my living room. I love the the contrast.

Sharon said...

I have never thought about using those 2 colors together, but I must say they are gorgeous.
Loved that sunset with those colors, mother nature sure can paint.
Hugs

Dolores said...

Oh my, the sunset made my heart take a leap!
I also LOVE the tan sofa with the beautiful swag curtains....lovely colors!
Hugs,

Technodoll said...

You find the BEST pics - that snail pillow is to die for :-D

Did you take the sunset pic?

'tis sooo lovely... warm... the sky is afire!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

No, I've never used them together...but it does look pretty, doesn't it?? :-)

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Nancy said...

Turquoise is very pretty with a muted red, isn't it? I love that old kitchen fabric. Those splashy colors always make me smile. Yes, I do think I like the effect.

Sylvia said...

Hello Janean,
I've never used these colors together, but seeing these pictures I think it's beautiful !
The last picture is gorgeous !
Nice week,
Hugs,
Sylvia

voiceofpendergrass said...

Turquoise really does go with any color it seems and a friend once told me that everyone looks good in turquoise... can't say that about most colors.
That sunset is absolutely breath taking. The One who did that is quite the Artist!

Suz said...

uh....yeah I have
what you think the great artist doesn't know what he's doing!?

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I have never used it together in decorating, although it is a great combo in your pictures. I do use it together in sewing, though. A striking combination.
The sunse in your last picture is awe inspiring.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

A very beautiful combo in nature... and I see that you compiled examples of it's beauty in decor!
I love the first picture... so elegant!
Yvonne

Mandy said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting me! You know, it's funny I went throught the same thoughts months ago! Never liked it, but then I saw some of those vintage fabrics and did a 180!! Off to puruse your blog:) Blessings, Mandy

Suzy said...

As another commentor said, those color combinations are very 1950ish.
These days anything goes, if you like it, use it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment,I'll be back.

Teri said...

Hi Janean! Thank you so much for your sweet comments! It always makes me smile to hear from the wonderful ladies in "blogland". =)
Red and turquoise make a beautiful couple! Have you used it in your home yet? All of the photos you found are gorgeous!
I'll be back to visit!
Blessings,
Teri

Queen of Crafts, Current Events, and Such. said...

Yes Turquoise and red ...very now and west coast. Now, about tha snail pillow.....where is it?