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Turquoise and Yellow Home Decor Inspiration

I definitely needed today’s cheery jolt of turquoise and yellow home decor inspiration because I am craving sunshine.  Just as I was bragging about a warm winter, the temperature dropped and we got a ton of snow.  Earlier this week I cleared the driveway and it was fairly cold (-29 Celsius) and windy.  No matter what direction I tried to blow the snow, I ended up with a face full of it.  When I was finally done, I was so chilled that I just crawled to the sofa and curled up with a cup of tea and treated myself to a little guilt-free Pinterest scrolling.  I pin so much, so sometimes I like to go back through my own pins and get re-inspired.  This time my eye was drawn to a particular color palette: turquoise and yellow home decor inspiration!  Even though I don’t have a lot of yellow in the lakehouse, I’ll admit that yellow complements aqua home decor so beautifully and it makes such a sunny impact in home decor.

Aqua Kitchen Cabinets

As we moved from the townhouse to the lakehouse, I edited our belongings and, in the de-cluttering process, weeded out a lot of the warmer colors in favor of a cool, watery whole home palette of blues, aquas and greens.  To me, the cool colour palette is calming and relaxing.  There are so many different shades of blue, green, and turquoise that in real life the palette feels quite lively – something difficult to capture on camera, which makes many of the different shades look the same.  Despite my rigorous editing, I did, however, keep small doses of yellow and orange decor so you’ll find only a tiny bit of turquoise and yellow home decor inspiration around here.

Dark Grey Painted Fireplace

Turquoise & Yellow Interior & Exteriors:

I think this aqua brick house, with its happy yellow front door might be my favorite turquoise and yellow home decor inspiration of all time.

This aqua front door looks a lot like mine, so I think I might need to track down a yellow chair for beside it.

Check out this room featured in Style at Home.  The home owners have a mint green stove and fridge (!!!) which I like to drool over from time to time.  The home is quite colorful and the bedroom boasts a cheery colour palette with heavy doses of teal & yellow.

Morgan Tinker’s home was featured on A Beautiful Mess awhile back and I started pinning her home like crazy!  There are so many reasons to love Morgan’s style:  she dyed a slip-covered Ikea sofa turquoise (awesome), has a gorgeous mint kitchen with retro touches, and has an enviably art collection.  And that retro mustard chair with hits of turquoise!

This yellow and turquoise laundry room is so cheery!

A yellow toaster looks cute in Melissa’s kitchen (which boasts gorgeous aqua cabinets).  Sometimes it is all in the accessories!

A slightly mellower take on this colour palette, this kitchen boasts soft mint cabinetry and the prettiest yellow floral wallpaper.

In this bedroom, pale aqua pillows and a few mustard accents punch up a room of neutrals – and look so rich with those copper pendants!

Which space is your favorite?

I hope you loved this turquoise and yellow home decor inspiration as much as I did!  Can’t get enough aqua?  I have a whole Pinterest board devoted to all things aqua!

Shop the Look!

Here are a few fun turquoise and yellow home decor finds to help you bring home this happy look:



  1. Emy Flint
    March 4, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    These are lovely! Every picture had me drooling more. And then that last pastel aqua and yellow kitchen had me rethink my whole house… I think I need more yellow in my life.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      I was drooling too! There's something so fresh and summery about this combo.

  2. Mac n' Janet
    March 4, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    I like a lot of them, but surprisingly it's the kitchen with the wallpaper I love and I normally hate wallpaper.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:33 pm

      I know – me too! I am not the biggest wallpaper fan but every now and then a room makes me rethink that stance.

  3. Haley
    March 4, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    One of my favorite color combos!

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:34 pm

      Yay! Happy to provide a little eye candy then 🙂

  4. cred
    March 5, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Beautiful! I have a Pinterest board for bedroom colour inspiration that looks much like your images here. I love varying greys with yellow and was seeking that but the aqua kept appearing in there, too. Such a lovely combination.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Greys and yellows pair so well too! I remember the townhouse bathroom felt so blah until I added that bright yellow painting I made but then it still felt too stark until a little thrifted painted of a beach made its way in there and then it felt so perfect. I love when a color combo just "clicks" and feels right.

  5. Dana@Mid2Mod
    March 5, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I love the photos in this post! Our living room is done in teals, turquoises, and yellows, with a little orange thrown in. Our sofa is a dark teal, and we have a pair of yellow chairs opposite it. We are really enjoying the color combination.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      You are TEASING me again with those beautiful dining room chairs! I'm still so in love with them and how the whole space turned out. I remember back when you first did the mood board I pinned it and was trying to convince my Mom to adapt it because it's a mellower, richer version of what I go crazy for. You did a beautiful job with the living room and dining room area – it's magazine-worthy, for sure!

  6. Vin
    March 6, 2016 / 12:11 am

    I love love love the yellow painting in your living room! But the green forest landscape ones are my absolute favorite! And yes, beautiful inspiration!

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you! I picked out the yellow painting and Hubby picked out the green forest landscape one when he visited his family alone once. But Hubby's Grandpa is so talented, all of his work is gorgeous. You could pick one blindfolded and still pick a winner! I wish I had 1/100th of his talent.

  7. Kelly
    March 7, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    I find it so interesting how people's perceptions of color differ. I have a friend who always refers to the colors in my house as 'cool' as I have greens, blues, aquas throughout. I also have golds, warm whites and wood. My perception of blues and greens go back to when I was young coloring pictures – adding blues and greens to me was adding the colors of summer which in my mind was 'warm'. So when I see blue and green, that's still what I associate them with – colors of a warm blue sky, and green growing things.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:41 pm

      You're so right! People sometimes say photos of my home look "cool" and I even had someone question whether that was appropriate for a cold climate – I should have colours that "warm me up". But to me the greens and blues don't feel cold. They feel full of life and remind me of summers spent outside. I am so happy to hear someone else feels that way about this palette. And it's so true what you say about the woods warming it up.

  8. Michelle {Jarrah Jungle}
    March 8, 2016 / 5:19 am

    I can't get enough of aqua! Love these colours especially the border in the laundry picture, that's something a bit different 🙂

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 9, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      I love blogging because it reminds me how many people love aqua! I'm happy to see green dominating a lot of blogs and design magazines because it's a runner up for me in the "favorite colour" game, but I do miss seeing more aqua. The world is moving on – Emily Henderson even deemed it "out," lol. SO happy to hear there are other folks who love it too!

  9. dan rook
    March 9, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    what shade of aqua/turquoise did you use in your kitchen on the cabinets?

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      March 10, 2016 / 10:34 pm

      It's by CIL and it's called Niagara Mist 🙂

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