Turquoise Paint Color on My Home Office Walls
The color turquoise is a great backdrop for tired eyes
I converted this eight by eight spare bedroom in my home to my office space for bill payments and other projects which I needed a calming space to work in.
I used Glidden egg shell finish paint in Deepest Aqua, which I received a free quart of from their website. I ended up purchasing another gallon, because a quart was only enough to finish one wall. I purchased the paint from Home Depot, and it was mixed right in the store for me.
The color turquoise / aqua puts me in a really happy mood, and it makes me think of spring time and the cool blue of swimming pools. I really love how it brightens the room, and makes the space seem open and cheerful.
I used two coats of the paint for a rich color and even finish. I used a round roller and some smaller brushes to do the edging. I used a thin blue painter's tape to get an even, clean edge.
I left the windows and the molding in their original white color, because I thought it was a nice contrast to the deep aqua / turquoise, and any other color might clash or just look too harsh.
The egg shell finish of the paint is not to glossy. In fact, it is a nice matte finish with very little glare to it. I am so pleased with the way it turned out!
I would recommend this or any other cool color in the blue or purple family to somebody who wanted to convey a sense of peace and calm for their personal work space. It is a simple paint project, very straight forward, and good for those who are just beginning to paint rooms in their home.
It takes a steady hand and a lot of confidence to paint an entire room, but it is so easy once you get going!
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