May 12, 2011. Bill Szydlowski
Turquoise has many names for its many shades: darker shades are called teal or ultramarine, a very popular and fashionable color. Mid tones of turquoise are called blue-green. Lighter shades of this color are called aqua, aquamarine or cyan. This color has been closely identified with the era of the 60s or 50s, but turquoise has revived its appeal in recent years.
This color has been seen all over runways and in some of the finest design houses all over the world. From high heels for women to sandals, this wonderful color has experienced a revival. Turquoise matches excellently with neutrals, colors like black, brown, white, and gray. The best color matches are made by turquoise and gray, an understated and elegant look. Turquoise shoes will also match perfectly with the full range of browns, from beige to chocolate. Turquoise is largely recognized as a summer or spring color as most people associate this color with images of the tropics and water.
However it is possible to wear this color beyond summer and spring. Turquoise can work with any season, from fall to winter as this color works beautifully with orange, reds and browns which are fall colors. For winter wear, pick out darker shades in regular leather or suede and match them with livelier colors like reds and pinks. Strappy turquoise sandals will go remarkably well with a red or pink blouse. Turquoise has become a hugely popular color in 2010 so you won’t find it difficult to get a good pair of turquoise shoes with your favorite designer. Complete your look with other accessories, such as scarves and bangles and watch your entire look come alive.
Updated May 12, 2011. Published March 10, 2011. Bill Szydlowski