Dear friends, I write this post with the utmost joy and delight. My passion for color is larger than life, I guess you all know it by now. Also, my love for turquoise made me act on my impulses and paint a turquoise accent wall in the living room (you can see it here if you missed it, by any chance). When I see turquoise in front of my eyes, my synapses glitch and endorphin (which is our natural "happiness hormone", don't think otherwise) starts running through my body.
What you don't know is why I especially love turquoise. I didn't know it either, until I was involved in an accidental healing session, a while back. The reason why turquoise makes me so happy is.... drum rolls... I saw many turquoise houses in my childhood and I loved looking at them. In Romania turquoise houses are very common. We have a
cheap affordable paint named "sinila" and it only comes in turquoise. So everybody can paint their house like that!
That brings me to the downside of this sweet childhood memory. On the way to my grandparents (who lived in different cities) we passed through many villages. And in the poorest villages, it was exactly the poorest houses (those crooked little houses which looked like they were about to tumble down any minute) that were painted turquoise. So there was zero chance that my grandparents would succumb to my tears and paint their house turquoise, as well :D
Anyway, enough with this confession. Let me present some turquoise houses from Romania. This first house, with the beautiful architecture, is actually a City Hall in another county. Notice the Romanian flag and the romantic lamp post!
I took this pic on my last holiday at the seaside. This is a very beautiful house, not poor at all. The square shape is killing me, I need a cubic house like that, one day... The owners must really love the color turquoise, just like me. Notice the matching turquoise paint on the wooden fence and the tiny chartreuse detail of the carpentry - boy, they must really love it all! As a bonus, the turquoise highlights the green leaves of all the small plants, bushes and trees from their garden!
This one is from the northern part of the country. Actually it's in the same village as these crazy colored beauties, which I presented in a previous post. I love the peacock blue paint on the door, such an intense accent! I am also jealous of the shabby look of the fence, made of reclaimed wood. The turquoise with the peacock blue and the copper highlights in the wood make a striking color combination!
Don't be alarmed, this is not an actual house. It is an abandoned fishermen shed by a seaside lake, where they used to keep their fishing tools. What I like the most is the rugged texture, with the paint peeling off the walls and everything. So does any of you like looking at turquoise houses, like I do?