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Feb262008

Love me some teal


Teal is such a gorgeous colour. I love the combination of greens and blues to form such a rich, lively colour. It's jewel-like and looks absolutely amazing with red. My second bedroom that I use for a dressing room is going to be perfect painted teal. I just need to find the right shade. So to get me moving on this little project, I thought I'd amass some photos of teal rooms. It was a bit of a difficult task because I found alot were too blue. I don't love blue, so I prefer a teal/aqua/turquoise leaning more towards green. Hopefully this post will light a little fire under my butt the room will be painted by the end of the weekend. (P.S. I think I might go for the wall colour in the photo above, Bella Blue by Benjamin Moore).

Pierce AllenDomino
Hans ZeegersPaul Massey
Chris EverardDomino
DominoApartment Therapy
PointClickHomeJonny Valiant
Lucas AllenTrend Designs
BeckersElle
Adrienne LaBelleKendall Wilkinson
Kathy McKinnonAndrea Garuti
Living Etc.Marie Claire Maison

Reader Comments (18)

Wow, wonderful color ideas! It's almost enough to make me rethink my mostly neutral palette! Lana

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTopsy Turvy

Are those..... GIANT PICKUP STICKS in that last Marie Claire picture? !!!!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbookshop

i got to get me some teal! (i sound like a man from the deep south talking about pork butts or boiled peanuts.. haha).. it is such a versitle colour that seems to make just about any other colour just POP.. amazing how it can feel fun and playful, or relaxed and calm.. it really is a special colour.. great post and if teal was running for pres it has my vote (even though i am canadian)
thanks!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstay beautiful

i want to go someplace warm and tropical and wear a bathing suit this color. sigh.

sorry to clog up the comments but i didnt notice the beautiful moroccan (spelling is not my strong point!) style seating in the marie claire photo.. i have been wanting to dedicate some little nook of our place to something like this for some time now.. beautiful.. and yes.. thoes are giant pick up sticks.. obviously! haha beautiuful splash of colour!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterstay beautiful

I like the yellow poster against the teal- really pops!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Claire

We just painted the alcove in our bedroom (our bed fits in side it) a beautiful "Octane" by Alcro. I love it with red, but we're going with a coral/salmon/pale pink/bronze thing instead. It's a lot softer than the red/teal combo and feels cozy in a bedroom.

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Beautiful examples; thank you for sharing!
This blue color would work beautifully in a child's room too!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraj

LOve them all! Your dressing room is going to be gorgeous.

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

I'd never heard of the color 'teal' before, but that probably has to do with my limited knowledge of colors in english (my dictionary has never heard of it either) . But I really love the color on these photos and I think my kitchen walls are actually close to 'teal' too, so I guess I like it a lot!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenternina

Judging by all the positive comments I guess I made a good choice! Anon, your bedroom sounds fab - would love to see a photo when it's complete!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Thanks so much for this post! I love this color and all the pictures!!!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Wow, I love this post, great color!!

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpurple

gorgeous post! i love all of those pictures! it must have taken you quite some time to find them all! well, i definitely appreciate it! they are quite inspiring! :)

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley L.

Great post! This is definitely one of my favorite colors! Love all the pictures you found...

26 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJLC Studio

You may have convinced me. I just posted about my uncertainty regarding the color, but these pictures and ensembles are fabulous.

27 Feb 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

WOW! I take it that teal is super popular!! Once again I can't wait to see your room Kim.

27 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

LOVE it - this is exactly what I had in mind for my new office/guest bedroom in Canberra. Something creative and fun... go for it Kim!

27 Feb 2008 | Unregistered Commenterninaribena

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