Different Shades of Turquoise Color with Codes

Turquoise Colors And Variations

Turquoise became very popular color in recent years, but many people don’t differ among its shades, tints, tones and hues. With all the available references and contradicting standards it’s definitely not an easy task, so we’ll explore some of the most widely recognized shades of turquoise, together with their names and HTML (HEX) codes. We’ll also show some similar colors and colors that go well with turquoise.


Turquoise: Definition

A definition of turquoise is always related to the mineral with the same name. It’s a rare precious stone, often used in jewelry and it got it’s name after Turkey, from where first turquoises came to Europe (although first mines were in Persia, today’s Iran). Most natural turquoise is found as byproduct at copper mines. There are also synthetic alternatives.

Turquoise color is greenish blue or bluish green, depending on your preferences and has signature light blue owing to copper ions, but becomes greener due dehydration (the mineral is chemically polyhydrate). This of course leads to different hues of turquoise (ratio of basic colors in the mix), shades (addition of more or less quantity of black to the mix), tints (addition of white in the mix) and tones (addition of grey).

Turquoise Hex Code

So what are HEX codes for different turquoise colors? We divided them in four basic groups, but don’t expect exact results. There are too many standards out there, which are further complicated with differences between colors presented on monitors and in print, even without mentioning sometimes logic and practical, yet often confusing ideas about safe web colors, commercial names and so on.

Here we go:


Names for this set of turquoise colors with accompanying HEX codes are:

#40E0D0 Turquoise

#00F5FF Turquoise 1

#00E5EE Turquoise 2

#00C5CD Turquoise 3

#00868B Turquoise 4

Looks pretty plain and simple, right?

As we already know, most variations of turquoise are light. So we won’t be surprised to find a full set of pale shades:


Next set of codes and names for pale turquoise shades is:

#AFEEEE Light Turquoise

#34DDDD Light Blue Turquoise Blue

#BBFFFF Pale Turquoise 1 (Hex3)

#AEEEEE Pale Turquoise

#33CCCC Light Blue Turquoise

Please note, most of these names could be find with different codes and all these codes can be also named differently, depending on the preferences of each specific designer.

We are not finished yet. Next five tones of turquoise is slightly more varied:


As we can see, there is a huge palette of colors belonging to the turquoise family, varying from very light blueish to truly radiant purplish or lively greenish. Here are the codes and the names for each:

#B2FFFF Celeste

#48D1CC Medium Turquoise (SVG)

#7093DB Dark Turquoise

#00CED1 Dark Turquoise (SVG)

#45C3B8 Natural Turquoise

We’ll conclude the color chart of turquoise family with one more set of five tones:


Now we know why turquoise blue is often interchangeably used as turquoise green, right? What are the codes for that set?

#49E9BD Electric Turquoise

#32C6A6 Pearl Mystic Turquoise

#2CDAB1 Blue Green Turquoise

#A0D6B4 Turquoise green

#00C78C Turquoise Blue

But we are not quite finished yet.

What are differences between turquoise, aqua and teal?

All these colors are similar, consisting of different mixtures of blue and green (which, of course, is a mix itself, consisting from blue and yellow, with addition of red), with addition of some white and black.

In general aqua is lightest of all, teal is darkest and turquoise somewhere between. When we are choosing a color for a project, like a part of logotype, background of web page or wedding dress, it’s in most cases the safest way to find a proper HEX, HTML or RGB codes.


Check the names and the codes:

#4E78A0 Aquamarine

#66CCCC Aqua

#00FFFF Cyan (Aqua)

#90FEFB Cool Mint

#008080 Teal

When we are dealing with on-line orders of physical products, we should also remember how different can be the same color on different displays, so it’s best to get an sample before order, for instance three hundred wedding invitations.

We can go on and on, but maybe it’s better to spend few moments at another question:

What colors go good with turquoise?

Colors that go with turquoise are numerous, starting with white, black and all metallic colors. This gentle blue green color goes great with many shades of pink, coral and yellow, what makes it especially appropriate for summer weddings and similar optimistic celebrations. In recent years turquoise dresses for bridesmaids are especially popular.

There are also numerous attractive combinations with maroon, tomato red and lively orange tones, but this is only a beginning, because it can work great in combos of three colors, where turquoise can play a leading or only accentuating role.

Did we mention, it’s also one of the so called universal colors, what means it compliments all types of skins?

If you enjoyed in our presentation of turquoise colors, please share this with youe friends and everybody who might be interested. Take care!

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