Colour Focus: Aquamarine and Yellow

Colour Focus: Aquamarine and Yellow

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Mon 10 Jun 2019

Both aquamarine and yellow are inherently optimistic shades, brimming with energy and a sense of well-being. When combined, they make for the happiest and healthiest of colour combinations.


Aquamarine and yellow curtains

Aquamarine is a refreshing and balanced colour, evoking feelings of love, loyalty and joy. The gemstone itself is thought to heal trauma and calm conflict, clearing the mind and bringing feelings of peace.

There are several shades on the aquamarine spectrum, varying from bluish greens through to greenish blues, with both pale and vibrant tones included. All shades are relaxing yet exhilarating, much like the old Latin namesake ‘aqua marinus’, which translates to ‘water of the sea’.

Aquamarine certainly nods towards the depth, mystery and reflective nature of the ocean. Once believed to be the treasure of mermaids, the precious stone was considered a talisman of good luck and protection in ancient lore. To this day, it still protects those who travel over water.

Soothing and healing, aquamarine is a favoured stone amongst prophets and healers, frequently utilised in meditation and mysticism. It is closely related to the colours teal and turquoise, which are both deep and inspirational, offering a calm sense of sophistication.


Yellow and aquamarine interior design

Yellow is truly the colour of happiness. Much like aquamarine, it is bright and optimistic, bringing plenty of energy and positive vibes.

But along with its vitality, yellow also offers us confidence and focus, aiding us in the decision-making process and boosting our concentration. Furthermore, the right tone of yellow used in the right way can provide relief from panic and anxiety. Of course, the colour yellow should be used with care, as it can be over-stimulating in the wrong type of environment. In large quantities, this shade can also be associated with nervousness and irritability.

While blonde, butter and daffodil are fresh and gentle, yellow’s deeper shades of mustard and turmeric are more warming and grounded. Meanwhile, its acidic tones of chartreuse and lemon-lime are vibrant and exciting.

It is these acidic shades that we are now embracing, as more homeowners and designers look to achieve zestier spaces. Brighter yellows are attention grabbers, and are even processed first by the human eye. It’s no wonder that the shade is used for cautionary road signs and emergency vehicles. Bright yellow is also highly reflective, providing an additional light source for spaces.

How to use this colour combination in your home

Aquamarine and yellow are an interior design match made in heaven.

For a safer look that’ll prove more versatile across the seasons, go for mustardy tones of yellow, such as burnt honey, turmeric and ochre. Combine with pops of aquamarine to freshen up the look. Lighter, paler aquamarines – also known as seagrass and seaspray – work particularly well with these yellow tones.

For a more summery style, super bright acid yellow will create a happy and zesty decor style. Team this with light neutrals, such as white, grey, beige and sandy tones. These neutral bases will ensure your acid yellow design remains grounded. Again, incorporate aquamarine for an extra piece of interest.

If you’re looking for a more subtle way to work with this colour combination, try one aquamarine cushion and one acid yellow cushion on your neutral-toned sofa. Or a patterned lamp shade will work well – consider florals for a more basic, traditional look, or be more adventurous with geometrics. Take a look at some of our top picks below for inspiration…

Take the plunge into an aquamarine and yellow colour combination high quality, made to measure blinds, curtains, cushions and lamp shades from Blinds Direct. Want to know more about the latest styles and trending colours? Get in touch with our team for more information.

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