TIPS FOR USING TEAL COLOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN

There's no other way to say this, teal is a captivating color. It's a stylish, dignified blue-green that can be uplifting, energetic, optimistic, unique and even calming. It also signifies trustworthiness and reliability perhaps a perfect antidote to uncertain times, unsettled times.


The name derived from the color around the eyes of a bird—the common teal, is a color that shall fly into your homes, bringing brilliance and charm along with it. Teal combines the calming properties of blue with the renewal qualities of green.

How to use teal in interior design?

Teal is a bold statement. Adding just a splash of it to the space can dramatically alter the mood. Teal walls also compliment overall furniture in the room wonderfully. Your furniture can be as vibrant as you desire – be it vibrantly colored, bright or somber, solid or printed.


Teal is a color that can be used for an entire room’s interior – be it walls, tables, sofas, chairs, etc. You may be surprised how well it works together even if everything is of the same color!


But teal is essentially used in interior design for its characteristic nature of blending beautifully with almost any color. Teal bottles, vases, area rugs, and other home decor items make sure that your space looks one of a kind. Whether you choose to color block your interiors, or decorate in multiple colors and designs, teal is at your service.

Combinations with teal

  • Spicing up with turquoise

Turquoise is often said, the first cousin of teal. It both associated with the sea. Turquoise can add a brighter and lighter touch, while the complexity of teal can be soothing and highly reminiscent of the ocean’s depths. Combine these colors with white for an even more striking effect. Make sure you don’t use a shade of teal that is too near to turquoise. If you do, the space will be weirdly monotonous.

  • Standout from the crowd

Using a neutral color scheme helps to cool down the contrast. Like for example pairing it with pink. Keeping the pink light enough to let the teal color do the talking, and playing on the vintage nature of this color combo with touches of gold, nostalgic pieces of times past gives that classic feel.

  • For that contemporary look

To get that contemporary feel, increasing the gray undertones gives you the steel teal. Use it anywhere where you’d like to imbue a sense of tranquility, and with the right kind of light.

Another way is to team up with sharp yellow and citrus color, the space will instantly be lively, giving a zinger contemporary feel.

For the bold and dramatic look, pairing it up with the exact opposite number in the color wheel i.e., coral can be dazzling and contemporary.

  • Feel Luxe

To create that luxury space, pairing the contrasting beauty of the gold and dark teal color. This sophisticated look is ideal for small spaces where you would like the focus to be on an individual object. It takes your home ambience to another level.

  • Pastel Perfection

Pastel Teal is elegant beyond words on walls. It compliments almost any wall decor. It stands out collectively with all the home decor, and the furniture in your space. That’s the beauty of this color – pleasant and welcoming. Pastel Teal, because of its pleasant characteristics, also looks very chic when used for kitchen cabinets, dining tables and your home now has both freshness and a modern appeal.

  • Vintage

Combining with earthy, gold toes and browns gives that matured look.

Psychology of Teal:

Teal blends blue’s tranquil stability with green’s optimism and healing properties. Teal is the color of restfulness and mental and spiritual balance. It possesses a calm and cool attribute. It is also often associated to wisdom, energy, sophistication, and femininity.

Apart from positiveness and stability it also highlights the healing properties of green and blue shade. Experts believe that this color has the capacity to neutralize acid level. It is known to encourage muscle and physical growth.

People who like the color teal are reliable and independent individuals. They are naturally creative and think for themselves. A teal lover has an even temper and a thoughtful disposition.

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