Design editor Kai Ethier shares which hue she’s crushing on right now.
Our latest color craving is influenced by the global concern for the environment and our well-being. Aquatic green promises balance and tranquility at home, like a restorative tonic. Use it to add personality in the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere you want a moment of serene whimsy.
How To Make A Big Statement
In this living room by
Katie Ridder, the aqua-hued walls, shelves, window frames and crown moldings offset heavier elements such as the walnut desk and bamboo chair.
Photographer: Eric Piasecki, Otto
Designer: Katie Ridder
A crisp white bed frame acts as a palette cleanser in this airy bedroom, where notice-me turquoise alligator-print wallpaper commands attention.
Photographer: Janis Nicolay
Source: House & Home August 2014
Muted teal gives this lake house living room a nautical feel, especially when paired with woven accents and paddles hanging on the wall.
Visit this serene cottage on H&H TV.
Photographer: Jason Stickley
Source: H&H TV
Designer: Gillian Gillies
How To Add A Small Accent
Blue-green cabinets give this Shaker-style prep area by
deVOL Kitchens a historical look. Open shelving and gold finishes add character.
Photographer: Courtesy of deVOL Kitchens
Designer: deVOL Kitchens
The off-white walls and pale green pillow bring balance to this hardworking mudroom, while the bright floor adds a splash of summery fun.
Photographer: Jean Longpre
Source: House & Home July 2013
Designer: Heidi Smith
This sophisticated home stands out on the street with an aqua door that pops against the gray and white exterior.
Photographer: Tracey Ayton
Source: House & Home July 2015
Designer: Michelle Gemmill
Author: Jacklyn Gilmor & Harleen Sidhu
House & Home March 2020