The meaning behind dark turquoise

Convey a sense of tranquility using dark turquoise in your brand’s graphic designs.

About the color

The turquoise color name and its color meaning are based on the blue-green gemstone. Dark turquoise is simply a darker shade of this color. The dark turquoise hex code is #00CED1.

The mineral is a hydrated copper aluminum phosphate found in dry climates worldwide. Interestingly, turquoise can change colors, deepening and lightening. Delicate cream or brown veins run through the stone. Although turquoise was used in the Middle East for thousands of years, the current name for the stone comes from the French word “turquois,” meaning “Turkish.” Europeans called it that because turquoise gemstones mined in Persia and Afghanistan were brought to Europe through Turkey.

Turquoise beads from 5000 B.C. have been found in Iraq, and inlays found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 3000 B.C. Pharaohs were buried wearing turquoise jewelry, and King Tutankhamun's death mask featured the stone. Ancient Persians used the gemstones in necklaces and bracelets; they were thought to defend the wearer against unnatural death.

Some Native American tribes in the U.S. used turquoise jewelry as wearable money; pieces were used as deposits on trade goods and later reclaimed. The Navajo used pieces of the gemstone to ward off evil, bring good luck, and for protection and strength in battle. Dreamcatchers often feature turquoise spiders.  Modern jewelers still use the Navajo and Zuni tribes' jewelry design methods.

The turquoise gemstone and its colors represent clarity, creativity, emotional balance, good fortune, harmony, hope, nobility, protection, purification, tranquility, and wisdom. Some believe that it promotes communication with the spiritual world.

Type Value
HEX #00ced1
RGB 0, 206, 209
CMYK 1, 0.01, 0, 0.18

Application in design

Dark turquoise evokes thoughts of the ocean with its various shades of blue. There are several different shades of turquoise, including celeste; light, medium, and dark turquoise; bright turquoise; and turquoise blue. Trendy decor including linens, paint colors, and artwork often uses combinations of the varying hues.

Try using a dark turquoise background with complementary colors like green, blue, brown, orange, lemon, gray, or brick. Depending on which other colors you use in your dark turquoise color scheme, it produces a cool or warm palette. Because it’s a combination of blue and green, it embodies the psychological effects of both colors; both are recommended choices for advertising. If you’re interested in using this hue in your digital branding, the dark turquoise color code in RGB color code is (0, 206, 209).

Consumers overwhelmingly focus on the aesthetic appearance of logos, packaging, and website color palettes when browsing products. Graphic designers often use dark turquoise hexadecimal #00CED1 in branding for communication, computer technology, and media. It’s a clean color, but it has personality. The dark turquoise CMYK color value is (100, 2, 0, 18).

Lend dreamy balance and depth to your designs with dark turquoise.

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