How Do You Make the Color Turquoise?

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To make the color turquoise, mix blue and green. The hue and saturation of turquoise depends on the ratios of blue and green used. To make a bright turquoise, use more green than blue. To make a manganese blue, which is between turquoise and teal, use more blue than green.

The color turquoise has a calming effect for many people and represents water. Alternative names for turquoise are aquamarine and aqua. The mineral turquoise, which is turquoise colored, is often seen in the American Southwest and the Middle East. Because turquoise is a mix of blue and green, it is considered to have both warming and cooling effects in art and graphic design.