How do I decorate with the colors purple green & turquoise?

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How do I decorate with the colors purple green & turquoise?
Turquoise, green and purple are beautiful colours together. (paint image by Chad McDermott from

Home decorating is something just about anyone can do, and mixing shades of purple, green and turquoise makes the process even easier with the abundance of home decor available in those colours. Whether you opt for trendy, shabby chic or simple muted tones, incorporating these three cool hues in any room will update your environment and add style to the space.

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  • Colour wheel
  • Paint chips
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    Identify the theme and aesthetic you want to carry through the room or space. Are you decorating a young girl's bedroom or the living room in a beach house? Is your goal shabby chic or retro and eclectic? By establishing your theme, you will be able to style the room cohesively and beautifully.

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    Establish a budget. This helps as you determine what can be repainted or repurposed, what you can afford to buy brand new, and what items you can find second-hand. Your budget and theme may be tightly interconnected, and you might have to consider your budget before you develop your style for the room.

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    Create an inspiration board. You can do this using poster board, paint chips and magazine pictures, or create a digital version online at sites like Compiling ideas for colours, furniture, accessories and window treatments gives you an opportunity to envision and plan the room as a whole.

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    Mix shades of green, purple and turquoise that are in the same colour family. Don't try to mix lime green with a muted turquoise. Instead, use lime green with an electric purple and bright, teal-turquoise. Likewise, blend sage green with muted turquoise and a dusty purple.

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    Accent with white, black, metallics or neutrals. Electric colours complemented by black, silver and chrome create an edgy vibe, while cream and off-white work beautifully with more subdued tones. Carry these accent colours through the furniture, decorations and accessories.

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    Keep the decor in line with the colour palette. A lime green shaggy rug and beaded curtains in electric purple make more sense aesthetically than the same rug in sage green. Use electric colours and young, flirty accessories together just as you'd combine softer tones with more "grown up" decor like antique furniture and Tiffany lamps.

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