Which is which: Aqua vs Turquoise

So, until this morning I was under the impression that I was crystal clear (hehehe) on the difference between aqua and turquoise. Turns out that after a little research, I had it ALL wrong.  After I retrieved my blown mind from across the room, we (and by “we” I mean Mr. Trash to Treasure)  put together a little snapshot visual of the difference as a little cheat sheet:


My cheat sheet


Of course there are many gradients within each of these colors so the plot (paint!) thickens..but I thought this was a good starting point. So, if you’re looking to go a little mid-century Retro with your pops of color, it looks like turquoise is the one that packs the strongest vintage punch.  Retro Renovation is an EXCELLENT source of all things related to retro decor such as this fantastic paint chip sample from the 1950s and 60s:


 1950s 60s paint samples curtesy of www.retrorenovation.com


Now we can all go forth with confidence and state our love for either color with absolute conviction, until the conversation shifts to magenta vs. fuchsia…oh boy..

Come check out these fantastic think-tanks of creativity:

Home Stories A2Z
If you think this is the most amazing post ever, then share! And if not, share anyway--it makes me happy!

    One Response to “Which is which: Aqua vs Turquoise”

    Read below or add a comment...

    1. Thank you for every other informative website. The place else
      may I get that type of information written in such a perfect method?
      I’ve a venture that I’m just now working on, and I’ve been on the
      glance out for such information.

    Leave A Comment...