Colour charts: Teal

Want some colour inspiration for your home? Here’s the second of my colour charts.

The shade

A deeper, calmer version of turquoise.

Dulux Feature Wall Emulsion Paint Teal Tension//Photograph via Dulux


Purportedly the colour of 2014, teal reminds me of the British sea in summer. It’s interesting enough to be a statement but relaxed enough to live with.

Frances Seward - photograph - teal sea//Photograph by Frances Seward

What for?

Teal looks great as a secondary colour within a room, for example kitchen cabinets or splashback, a sofa or a feature wall. It also teams up beautifully with woods and white.

I’ve used teal for my bath alongside dove grey walls, white floors and accents of grey and yellow (photos coming soon!). The room below uses a similar colour palette.

Teal feature wall (Dulux) with yellow accents and wood floor//Photograph via Dulux

Try it

Commit to teal with a statement armchair (like the one below) or dip your toe with some kitchenware or a vase.

John Lewis Barbican armchair - teal//Photograph via John Lewis

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