Get to Know the Turquoise Color | Color Of Joy

Say hello to one of the most beautiful and calm colors in the world! Today we’re gonna learn more about Turquoise color together. 

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How is the Turquoise color obtained?

Turquoise is a blue-green color, hex #37CEE1, takes its name from the gem of the same name. The word turquoise is French for “Turkish” since the gem is originally from a Turkish country.

In chemical terms, turquoise is a blue-green mineral of phosphate copper of aluminium with the chemical formula CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O.

For thousands of years, it has been valued as a gem and ornamental stone because of its unique hue and rarity. 

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #37CEE1 is made of 21.57% red, 80.78% green and 88.24% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #37CEE1 is made of 76% cyan, 8% magenta, 0% yellow and 12% black. Turquoise has a hue angle of 187 degrees, a saturation of 73.9% and a lightness of 54.9%.

What colors make turquoise and how do I make it?

Turquoise can be made using the following formulas:
  1. You can achieve an exceptional shade of turquoise by combining Blue + Green + White. If you combine blue and green, the result should be a nice shade of cyan. After that, you can add small amounts of white until you achieve your desired level of turquoise. A 2:1 ratio of blue to green is a good starting point for your turquoise formulation. You can easily add more intensity to your blue-heavy turquoise using this method.
  1. Another way to get custom turquoise is to use the formula Blue + Yellow. This way, you’re adding just a tiny bit of yellow to an existing blue paint. Ideally, white should be matched with blue at a ratio of 1:6 in order to achieve the most realistic turquoise.

Different shades of turquoise:

Technical information about the hex color #37CEE1:

Hex: 37CEE1

Rgb: 55, 206, 225

Cmyk: 76, 8, 0, 12

Hsb: 187 , 76 , 88

Hsl: 187, 74, 55

Lab: 76.31 , -32.02 , -20.56

Color Psychology of Turquoise

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The color turquoise symbolizes:

  • Regeneration
  • Femininity
  • Calm
  • Energy
  • Wisdom
  • Serenity
  • Serenity
  • Wholeness
  • Inspiration
  • Fertility
  • good luck
  • spiritual grounding
  • Friendship
  • Joy
  • Tranquility
  • Patience
  • Intuition
  • Loyalty

Turquoise symbolizes open communication and clarity of thought. This color helps to open communications between the heart and spoken word. You will find this color to be friendly and enjoyable. The color turquoise has a strong effect on balancing and stabilizing emotions and enhancing mental stability.

If your favorite color is turquoise, you have compassion, empathy, and caring and your creative abilities are heightened. Turquoise is a color usually associated with high levels of intuition. In general, you have a spiritual outlook on life and consider yourself to be an ‘old soul’.

Those who have chosen turquoise as a favorite color are said to have a deep need to find emotional balance in their life, and to feel a need to express their hopes and dreams. No matter how idealistic they may be. It is said that turquoise symbolizes a desire to be your own person in the world and to do things your own way.

Turquoise color in different Cultures

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There are many different meanings to colors across cultures. Turquoise represents one of the oldest and most significant colors with cultural significance.

For example, in pre-Columbian America, many societies made use of colored stones that carried cultural and colorful significance. 

Also, turquoise has religious significance for the Navajo tribe of today’s western United States. It is very common in the Navajo area where the Navajo call home, and the brilliant blue of these stones stands in stark contrast to the surrounding desert terrain. Turquoise symbolized happiness, luck, and health to the Navajo. Wearing the color remains an integral part of Navajo fashion and jewelry, which continues today.

The Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula used turquoise at an even greater level that became synonymous with their culture. The Mayans began concocting indigo using palygorskite, which they heated to 200 degrees, during the time around 500 A.D. Maya blue is still known as a semi organic pigment that resulted from this process. Today, this pigment is still being used on religious artifacts and structures as a decorative pigment.  

Native Americans also regarded turquoise as sacred in the coastal woodlands of the Carolinas. To buy and make their clothes blue, Cherokee Indians would use indigo. They also used it to create jewelry and trading items. Based on indigo trade, the Cherokee developed a trading network with the newly arrived Europeans. In a famous art painting, Sequoyah, a prominent Cherokee leader, is depicted wearing turquoise clothing.  

Turquoise color in Foods

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There is almost no food in turquoise color. But some lingcods have amazing, edible blue flesh. The reason seems to be a bile pigment called biliverdin, although how the pigment enters the flesh of the fish remains mysterious.

Also there is a chicken that lays blue or turquoise eggs. It’s called an Araucana. Interesting, huh?

Turquoise in Makeup

beautiful nails

If you have chosen a turquoise color for your clothes, pay special attention to your eye makeup. But avoid red lipstick as much as possible.

If you want a softer makeup, it is better to choose smokey eye makeup. Preferably apply gray and black shades with simple eyeliner and mascara. But do not use brown shades because it is not close to turquoise clothes.

The combination of turquoise and purple, as well as turquoise and gold, are very well matched and are commonly used for make-up for turquoise clothing.

You can use turquoise eye makeup with pink lipstick to make it shine as much as possible.

Lipstick with turquoise lip gloss coating makes your teeth look whiter. Using this blush color is suitable for all skin color tones.

For warm colored skin, using turquoise nail polish is very suitable.

Turquoise hair color is one of the types of fancy colors and cooling colors that are suitable for the warm seasons of the year.

Turquoise color in Marketing 

turquoise brands

In designing the site, designers use a lot of turquoise along with blue and green. Because these colors are very compatible with each other.

In the field of branding, turquoise is the joyful color of the soul. In short, it increases energy levels and stimulates positive thinking, and is a kind of inspiration and shows creativity and variety in expression.

For example brands like Nelco have turquoise logo.

Likewise, there is a brand for interior design called Turquoise interoirs, which in addition to the turquoise logo, their brand name is the same color.

Turquoise color in Decoration

turquoise decoration

Above all, turquoise is one of the most popular and widely used colors for home interior design. Because it can match with many colors.

Turquoise has a delicate personality. Most importantly, it has a variety of tones and can appear both as a dominant color and as a complementary color. This color can be passionate and energetic, as well as soothing and healing.

The most suitable color to combine with turquoise is black. The combination of these two colors gives a modern beauty to the environment that attracts attention. Therefore, people who are looking for an effective place design that the eyes are not used to, can easily use this special color combination.

Different usages of turquoise in decoration

The pale turquoise color is very suitable for a child’s room because it shows the mischief and innocence of children. It also increases children’s creativity and intelligence. In a word, if you want to get away from the stereotype of pink for girls and blue for boys, turquoise is a good choice.

The use of turquoise color creates a different atmosphere for the kitchen. The use of wooden cabinets that have a turquoise color, along with red and yellow colors, creates a warm and energetic atmosphere in the kitchen.

To create a young and dynamic atmosphere in your home, you can use a combination of turquoise color and wooden accessories. Because turquoise is a modern and contemporary color.

For the living room, you can paint a wall a turquoise color or use turquoise accessories and furniture with a white wall.

Turquoise color in Industry

car in the jungle

In industry, turquoise is often found in communication-focused brands such as education, media and computer technology. This color is ideal for a detergent or cleanser and in a way indicates purity and purity, without over-sterilizing. Turquoise is known as the color of transformation and also can indicate a kind of lack of decision-making and the occurrence of mistakes, as a result of lack of consultation in color psychology.

During the 1990s, turquoise was very popular with cars like Toyota Celica GT.

Turquoise in Quotes

“Not moving a muscle, nor breathing. Just savoring this turquoise ache against my heart.” -Sanober Khan

“Observe him, as his watch observes his clock, and true as turquoise in the dear lord’s ring, looks well or ill with him.” -Ben Jonson

“It is notable that nearly every Russian officer wears a ring in which a turquoise is set by way of a talisman against violent death.” -Sylvester Clark Gould

Dopely turquoise color palettes

As a colorful ending, I want to show you the beautiful Dopely color palettes. You can use these color palettes at any time in your work.

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Also for more amazing color palettes, you can see Dopely.


As a result, we are affected by different colors every day. Knowing the characteristics of each of these colors makes us know how to use them correctly and properly. so in this article, I’ve tried to provide you with the information you need for using turquoise color. I hope this information is useful for you and helps you use this color in a perfect way.

Hope you enjoy!

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This is Zahra. I'm in love with different languages and colors. So I decided to be the messenger of the world of colors! Here in Dopely, I write about colors and I like to take you to their world with me.

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