Gorgeous Teal Colour in Home Décor

Teal colour is a gorgeous, rich jewel tone. It’s often used interchangeably with turquoise and aqua, but teal is actually a distinct hue from those two shades. Teal colour is a lovely shade that combines blue and green in a way that makes it hard to determine which is more prominent. Teal is different from aqua, which is more blue-based, and also different from turquoise, which tends to be a lighter tint. If you love the colour teal, read on for inspiration and ideas to incorporate this gorgeous shade into your home décor in large ways and small.

Bird name.

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Teal colour originally was named after a bird that has the same hue in the feathers around its eyes. While the bird has been around in nature forever, it was 1917 when the colour was identified as teal…and the rest of this highly popular home décor colour’s story is history.

Dramatically cozy.

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Pair teal colour with other rich, saturated jewel tones for a dramatic yet cozy space. Notice how the deep colours in this living room space just call to you. Warmly, of course, and with generosity and respect.

Teal on the ceiling.

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If teal colour on your walls doesn’t quite satiate your zest for this beautiful tone, consider working it all the way up onto the ceiling. Broken up and defined by white mouldings in this space, teal is the perfect colour choice to wrap around the entire room and make it feel snug.

With a dash of gold-yellow.

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Teal colour is naturally peaceful and can be energized in home décor in a variety of ways. Add a high gloss shine to the colour, or incorporate a pinch of gold here and there to really infuse some positive chi and energy throughout the space. As you can see, teal works well in any room in the house.

Contrasted with (and complemented by) white.

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The teal coloured accent wall in this living room doesn’t scream for attention and yet it virtually pops out in contrast to the natural light and crisp white elsewhere. A dark floor helps to bridge the neutral and tonal gaps and ground the room’s aesthetic. This combination, of teal colour with white, is almost reminiscent of white caps on ocean waves, a completely serene and relaxed environment.{found on studiobonbon}.

Dark teal blue.

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If your style preferences lean toward the elegant, teal colour with depth of blues might be your new best friend. Gold accents, such as a tray or table lining or other accessories, combine to bring heavy doses of visual luxury to the space.{found on girlabouthouse}.

Dark teal green.

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As with any colour, variations of teal exist and are each lovely in their own right. A dark teal green, while slightly lighter than its blue-shaded counterpart, still exudes a sense of peace and presence. Again, in this white kitchen, the teal colour provides a colour scheme without feeling too coordinated.{found on nwhomedesigners}.

Tints of teal.

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A tint is, technically, a lighter version of a hue, and teal’s lighter versions are masters of drawing attention without showing off. Teal colour has been linked to calming effects on the nervous system, which ultimately allows us to concentrate and think more clearly in the colour’s presence. Home office perk, anyone? {found on Burbidge}.

Teal with wood.

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As a colour that resembles water waves in certain lights and seasons, it makes sense that teal colour coincides naturally and beautifully with other natural materials. Wood, stone, and even marble add an elegant touch to this teal coloured kitchen island…along with contemporary brass pulls, of course.

Contemporary teal colour.

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In a traditional setting, teal can be incorporated into home décor and design as a classic-contemporary match. The colour is both stately and tranquil and radiates a soft sophistication within a modern manner.{found on dezignsewing}.

Teal that heals.

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The calming teal colour tone projects sobriety and dignity, and it is associated with controlling and healing deep human emotion. Consider pairing it with an unexpected colour of a similar saturation, for example mustard or gold, to lighten its effects.

Teal colour in ombre.

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Combine teal colour with its sister shades – aqua and turquoise, and even cyan – to create an ombre effect that is as visually delightful as it is stunning. The fan backsplash in this bathroom vanity area is engaging and stylish, especially when punctuated by medium- to dark-toned wood.{found on camillamolders}.

Versa-teal.

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Because of its origins in the blue and green realms, teal colour is quite versatile. It also plays nicely with neutral colours such as gold, navy, and cream. Try involving many layers of these neutral colours with a teal piece, then stand back and admire the result.

Evolved soul.

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Serene and tranquil and empathetic, teal colour is often associated with the soul and its soothing effects. Presenting as a decided colour, teal on the largest piece of furniture in a space doesn’t have to force itself anywhere else to still appear at ease, in balance, and harmonious to the rest of a colour scheme. Especially one with beautiful neutrals such as copper, brown, navy, and white.{found on tiltonfenwick}.

Deeper blue-green variant.

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Teal colour is similar to the colour cyan, as both are blue-green, but it is deeper and darker. That visual depth makes it a lovely accent colour choice, whether on furniture or in modern oversized art. Combine with plenty of pale neutrals to really let the colour pop.{found on nicolegibbons}.

Sofa-sticated teal colour.

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Paired with gold and set against a deep charcoal wall, a teal sofa is the height of sophisticated style. Plenty of “white space” (that isn’t actually white, it’s just blank) in the room help to keep the dark tones from feeling oppressive; rather, they just look inviting.{found on paletteandparlor}.

Flawless flooring.

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Teal colour is more often found as an accent colour – a pop of this or teal that – or as a wall colour. But you might consider involving teal colour in your flooring, as it lays a foundation (literally) of tranquility and comfort. Carry the colour upward through furnishings, too, for a consistent aesthetic.{found on citidev}.

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Whether you’ve determined that you need more teal colour in your life and home décor, or that you need just a pop or two of it here or there, we hope this article has inspired you to consider the use of this gorgeous hue in your space.