A small splash or a big statement – you can decide how much teal you want in your space.
Deep teal, or peacock, is often called a chameleon color because it changes with light and in the presence of other colors — when paired with blue, it becomes more blue, next to greens it takes on greenish tones. It is bold, vibrating and perfectly suited to creating extraordinary interiors, regardless of the amount of color used — one element, or an entire wall.
Velvet is one of the hottest fabrics this year and there is no reason not to use it in interiors. It makes a big impact in deep teal, especially next to shiny copper accent pieces.
A teal-colored wall next to a large green plant takes on a warm greenish hue, which works perfectly with the bold flower print on the sofa.
This modern interior with teal-colored cabinets shows how to maintain a perfect balance between an intense color and complementary neutrals.
You can bring out the depth of a uniform teal wall by juxtaposing it with decorations in shades of ocher or the traditional blue and white Delft porcelain.
Power of a single item
Sometimes one small item, a vase or a bowl, in teal is enough for a neutral space to take on some character. Teal also works well with warm oranges and subdued shades of plum.
A teal-colored gallery wall in the hallway? Why not? A neutral runner will calm it down a little.
Even large industrial spaces will look good with an intense but not overly bright shade that fits perfectly into an interior full of natural shades of brick and wood.
A teal quilted sofa in an elegant interior full of gold accents is a new, slightly simplified version of modern baroque. Sometimes you just need a break from the ever-present minimalism.
Moderation of color
Teal does not always have to dominate. You will achieve a spectacular effect using a few smaller accents, which makes it easier to combine with other intense shades of yellows and oranges.
As you can see on the picture, shades of teal work well in patterns too, but they can be so intense that you have to be careful with using them on large surfaces, as your eyes may not be able to take it. It’s good to mix them with other patterns.
This minimalist interior with a teal wall in the main role looks interesting because of different textures used on the wall and in the bed linens.
Art of repetition
This room combines many shades of teal. The interior is cohesive but certainly not boring, thanks to its many textures.
Some say teal looks best in period interiors, but this photograph shows that it can also be used in modern geometrical spaces. It looks fresh in the surprising company of a broken blue.
This article was originally published in the Polish Edition of Aleteia.