Take Aqua to a New Level With These Unexpected Color Combos
When paired with classic navy, blueish-gray and orange, aqua takes on a bold look that feels totally unexpected. Here's how to use aqua in both daring and traditional ways.
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Cool Living Room
Aqua walls create a relaxing canvas for this modern loft living room designed by Brian Patrick Flynn.
Creamsicle-hued wallpaper looks dreamy when paired with a crisp white sofa and darker aqua hues.
Bold Nursery Palette
Aqua and orange paired with spring green makes for a playful, gender-neutral nursery palette that will remain appropriate as the child grows.
An almost-coral hue of orange creates a beachy vibe when paired with aqua in this tropical home featured in HGTV Magazine.
An aqua lamp stands out against backdrop of vintage books in yellow, orange and brown hues. See more creative wall art ideas, as featured in HGTV Magazine.
Pink, Aqua and Orange
A magenta light fixture and pink paisley accent pieces bring a feminine touch to this space, while the drippy watercolor featuring aqua and orange gives the space an eclectic focal point.
Designer Emily Henderson gave this classic preppy color combination a modern twist by adding lots of bright white, gold accent pieces and bold magenta in DesignLoveFest blogger Bri Emery's living room.
A Place for Pattern
Bright aqua walls create a bedroom backdrop that's at once uplifting and relaxing. Bold patterned pillows infuse the room with a dose of the unexpected. Photo courtesy HGTV HOME
This bright white living room created by Coddington Design gets a colorful focal point from 1970s-inspired artwork filled with aqua, orange, purples and pinks.
Make a plain cream sofa look inviting (and on-trend) with an aqua throw, an orange side table and colorful patterned pillows. See more of this home featured in HGTV Magazine.
Just like the sky itself, this shade of aqua has a serene, calming presence. Pair it with soft orange accessories for a combination that will look just as at home by the shore as it does in the city.
Paired with brown, blue and orange take on a decidedly retro flair. They're the perfect accent colors for this 1960s-inspired houseboat living space.
Folk art inspired by sea and sun brings aqua and orange into this traditional living space designed by Debra Lynn Henno.
Soft Bedroom Hues
Muted versions of aqua and orange add color to this serene bedroom without being too bright for relaxation.