Tuesday 10 April 2012

The right shade of turquoise

I picked up this little side table at the weekend. I'm a bit of a sucker for barley twist legs on furniture. It's a nice little bit of oak, but the top is actually ply wood, and that is how I am going to justify painting it.
The colour of choice is turquoise, but actually it's not that simple. Turquoise may well be the single colour most open to interpretation. It goes from a soft aquamarine all the way through to almost lapis lazuli.
I went to the paint shop and came back empty handed because I couldn't make up my mind. Here are my favourite examples from the internet.
Here's a little yellow table I painted this weekend. With the little gingham tablecloth, it really cheers up the hallway.
Picture 1, copyright Jasna Janekovic, Picture 2 copyright Dottie Angel

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