Turquoise was the first decorator color I remember. The August 1958 issue of Family Circle may have influenced Mom's choice in buying a turquoise couch in 1959.
What great paper plate patterns! Several in turquoise.
This issue had three short stories. Note "the girl" looks awfully womanly.
It is no wonder I associate the color turquoise with my childhood! Mom painted the wainscoting in our house turquoise and the color showed up in lamp trims and doilies (which she pinned to a board, starched, to keep that shape)
In 1959 Mom bought her first new furniture, including the maple hutch I still own, a brown chair, a brown on ivory Colonial print chair, and a turquoise couch. Here is my brother in 1962 sitting on that couch. It had a tough nylon upholstery that never wore out, but was scratchy against the skin. Wasn't he cute?
In 1963 we moved to a 1920s house in Michigan. Mom painted the wall turquoise to match that couch. Here I am Christmas 1963 or 1964 sitting on that couch.
In a few years Mom redecorated. The walls became yellow. It was the beginning of a new era in decorating: Harvest Gold and Avocado. The couch was replaced. She kept the brown chair and in 1972 when I married she gave it to us. That upholstery just never wore out. We discarded it in 1976.