The Ultimate Tiffany Blue Vs Turquoise Comparison!

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With the various greeny blue colors seeing a spike in their popularity right now, we have noticed a number of comparison requests from the community with the tiffany blue vs turquoise comparison being one of the most requested. Due to both of these colors being so popular right now as well as being so close together, we have decided to publish this article going over our own comparison between the two.

Our hope is that this article will be able to help our readers decide if they want to use tiffany blue or turquoise for their arts, crafts, or home design and better understand the subtle differences between the two. These subtle differences between the two colors are ever so slight but can result in a huge difference when it comes to the versatility that the color offers you when mixed with other colors.

Just like all of the other color comparison articles that we have published though, your own personal preferences for the two colors as well as what you are actually trying to do will come into play. Even when the two featured colors are as similar as tiffany blue and turquoise, the subtle differences between the two can end up in a switch from one to the other.

Tiffany Blue Vs Turquoise Comparison!

Tiffany Blue Top Left, Turquoise Bottom Right.

As you can see from our color comparison sample above, Tiffany blue does tend to be ever so slightly darker than turquoise and although this may not seem like much of a difference, it does effect the versatility. If you are looking at using either of these colors for arts and crafts then turquoise tends to offer you better versatility when mixed with other colors.

This is due to it being lighter and being able to mix well with other lighter colors. Although tiffany blue does also tend to mix well with many colors, the slightly darker color due to having more blue in it can dominate some of the very light colors. You are often able to adjust your mixing ratios between the two colors to offset this but it can be a pain due to the additional time required.

Both colors can also be effected by the color of the light in the room too. Although this is more of an issue for home decoration, it may effect your arts and crafts too if you hang your own artwork on your walls. The popularity of different colored smart lights is increasing with each passing year and depending on the color of the light, your tiffany blue and turquoise can look green, blue, or yellow totally changing the look when not displayed under white light.

The Tiffany Blue Color!

Even though tiffany blue is seeing a huge spike in its popularity right now, the actual paint brands are definitely dragging their heels when it comes to keeping up with demand. Although it is still pretty easy to find yourself some tiffany blue paint online, it can be a pain to find it in your local arts and crafts stores.

The larger amount of blue in the tiffany blue color can often it up to some slightly different use cases to turquoise that tends to have more yellow and green in it, you can usually add yellow or green to your tiffany blue with ease. This will offer a similar amount of versatility to just going with a turquoise paint from the very start.

Due to tiffany blue paint being harder to find as well as usually being slightly more expensive, it is usually better to just go with a turquoise paint right off the bat. This can make it easier to actually source your paint while also keeping your costs lower while offering more versatility right out of the tube.

The Turquoise Color!

Turquoise is considerably more popular than tiffany blue making it much easier for you to find turquoise paint online and in your local arts and crafts stores. The prices of turquoise paint are usually closer to other tubes of paint too due to there being a steady demand there while also using cheaper pigments.

Due to turquoise being lighter than tiffany blue, you are able to mix it with a wider range of colors easier too. This helps to ensure that you get the most out of your color palette as possible while helping to keep the costs as low as possible for beginners. As a more experiences artist you can put this additional versatility to even more use due to knowing what you can and can’t get out of your paints when mixing them.

That said though, Turquoise is is a relatively easy color to make yourself if you already have green, blue, and white (sometimes yellow) paint in your collection you can usually quickly and easily make turquoise. You can experiment with different ratios of these colors too allowing you to get very close to tiffany blue too but it does tend to be slightly harder due to needing a larger amount of blue.

Is Tiffany Blue The Same As Turquoise?

Due to both colors being so similar to each other, we constantly see people reaching out to ask if tiffany blue and turquoise are the same colors. This is a very common mistake that we see made time and time again so we want to quickly cover this in our article too.

As we have touched on earlier, tiffany blue does have a higher concentration of blue in its pigment charge giving it that slightly darker look when compared to regular turquoise. That said though, when seen side by side, the difference between the two is obvious but seeing the colors one at a time does leave a large amount of cross over with nothing to compare each of them to.

This is why we understand why so many people confuse turquoise to tiffany blue, especially when they are beginners and just starting out in arts and crafts or home design. Thankfully, due to the modern age of almost everyone having a smartphone, you can quickly and easily Google for a color comparison to check the differences between the two.

Should You Use Tiffany Blue Or Turquoise Paint?

Your own personal preferences will come into if you will be using tiffany blue or turquoise but we usually recommend that our readers simply go with turquoise. It is easier to find, usually cheaper, and offers a little more versatility than going with tiffany blue making it a great option for beginners or anyone on a budget.

The majority of our readers, even if you are a beginner to using paints should easily be able to mix a nice blue such as cobalt blue with your turquoise blue and get it very close to tiffany blue anyway. The majority of people are surprised at how little paint is actually required for this too due to the two already being so close.

Although you can go with tiffany blue if you know you have to have that color, you will usually have to add green and white (sometimes a soft yellow) to bring your tiffany blue down to a color close to turquoise. Due to having to juggle the ratios of multiple colors, the mixing process is much harder than simply adding a little blue to a turquoise.


That brings our ultimate tiffany blue vs turquoise comparison to a close. Due to both of the featured colors being so close to each other, there really isnt that much to say when compared to some of the other color comparisons we see requests for. The main difference is that tiffany blue is slightly darker and on the blue side of the color spectrum where as turquoise is slightly lighter and on the green side of the spectrum.