A pop of color is a timeless way to bring visual interest to your neutral home. Bethenny Frankel celebrated the ever-stylish look with a photo of her living room corner, most of which is black and white with two notable exceptions: A Tiffany and Co. book and a yellow pop art print from the aforementioned brand.
The turquoise pop of color instantly elevates the RHONY's space, and interior designers love the look.
Bethenney's living room color has its roots in a strong design history. Nicole Cullum, interior designer and founder of Color Caravan, tells H&G: 'Some things never go out of style. There are only a few colors in the design community that are more iconic than this shade. This instantly recognizable robin's egg blue was made famous by Charles Tiffany as his signature hue for his jewelry catalog and eventually became the branding symbol for his branding and packages in 1966.'
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Nicole Cullum is an interior designer in Taos, New Mexico, and Founder of Color Caravan, a charming hand-painted line of wallpaper, textiles, bedding, and home decor.
Nicole continues, 'The unique blend of a delicate light blue with a hint of green has become emblematic of luxury and refined sophistication. The color was formally trademarked in 1998 and is known as Pantone color ‘1837 Blue’ in honor of the year Tiffany & Co. was founded. This rare color is closely guarded and protected across most countries worldwide, adding to the allure of its timeless exclusivity.' This history makes it the perfect hue for adding subtle elegance to our living room.
'A small dose of a barely-there yellow-green adds a visually exciting tone to a normally basic light blue. This color combination was thought to be inspired by Victorian brides, who would gift wedding attendees with a turquoise brooch as a symbol of tradition in the early 19th century,' says Nicole.
This specific blue living room color trend was popular in the 19th century, and its popularity will continue into 2024. 'In a time when we see a lot of classic and traditional styles returning, this type of blue will be an on-trend shade this year,' says Jennifer Ebert. 'The color's timeless elegance and bright, uplifting shade make it the perfect pop of color.
Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.
Nicole adds: 'Use touches of this iconic blue as a chic accent in your living room to instantly elevate your color scheme. Guests will immediately recognize this color as synonymous with not only elegance and wealth, but classic femininity and grace.'
Shop Our Blue Edit
This book by Assouline features the windows at Tiffany's Fifth Avenue Flagship. It includes never-before-seen sketches, historical manuscripts, and behind-the-scenes images. Perfect for a coffee table.
This blue vase is handmade by Italian artisans. Each piece is an original for ultra-stylish interior design.
For more inspiration on how to integrate turquoise pops of color into your home, our list of blue living room ideas is a great start. This shade has been on trend for almost 100 years, and it will continue to be popular for the next 100. Bethenny Frankel certainly knows it.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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