Rich Vibrant Teal: What I’m Diggin’ Right Now
Ahhhh the mysteriously beautiful color of teal! This deeper, richer, more sophisticated hue of turquoise combines the soothing properties of deep sea blue with the restorative qualities associated with green. Its moody jewel-tone color makes it a popular design choice for lovers of boho-chic interiors like me.
Subtle splashes of blue-teal or dominantly green-teal can be found in everything from whimsical wallpapers, to elegant bathrooms. Furthering its appeal, different shades of the color in gorgeous textiles help solidify the undeniable connection between interior design and fashion. And let me tell you, I have seriously been diggin’ it.
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Teal is Trending for Home & Fashion
Recall that I used the color teal in a rug that I painted with it during my very first ORC several years ago. I have been in love with the moody hue ever since.
Recently I revealed in my Instagram stories (you can always follow me there to get the latest) how I was seriously considering participating in this Fall’s One Room Challenge. Although I don’t quite have all the moving parts in order yet, I officially decided- just a couple of days ago- to take the plunge. After deciding that I would use some version of teal in my makeover space, I learned that teal is actually trending hard these days. How ‘bout that?! I always love it when I’m slightly ahead of the curve. Now I’ll have a lot more options for including it into my space.
Where did the rich vibrant teal tone come from?
I was pleasantly surprised by what I found when researching this color! The first known use of the word “teal” was in 1917. It was used in reference to the Eurasian teal duck to describe the beautiful iridescent greenish blue color around its eyes. Teal’s hex code is #008080 or 008081. Colors found in teal are blue and green. Which is why some teals have more blue in them, while other are dominantly green.
Is there a meaning associated with the color teal?
Teal is often used to represent stability, restfulness, optimism, calm and spiritual balance. It is generally associated with femininity. However, you might be surprised to know that there are 13 professional sports teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL that use the color teal in their uniforms.
Which colors pair well with teal?
Because if its deep warm saturation, teal reads pure luxe. If you place a gold object next to this color, you should be prepared to be blown away! Naturally then, blending walnut, brown, yellow, maroon, coral or even a warm white will make it even more dynamic. If that’s still too complicated remember this: Teal has roots in the green family; the color green is found on flowers of every color. The conclusion? The color teal pairs well with absolutely every hue or pattern you can imagine.
Exactly how I plan to use the color in my space is still being worked out. But paint will definitely play a major role. If you’d like to a birds eye view into my process as I participate in the One Room Challenge, please follow me on Instagram for real-time updates. Your support is much appreciated!
In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the color teal in the comment section below. I’d love to know what you think.