When green and blue fall in love, the ever-sumptuous teal is born. A standout shade that works wonders in the home, many designers turn to teal for their interiors. While a rich statement shade can revive a dull room, a subdued alternative can create a calming oasis.
No matter the direction you choose, read on for the teal paint colors designers are swooning over.
"This gorgeous tone of aquatic blue-green reminds me of Moroccan tile fountains, Caribbean shallow waters and vintage Palm Springs. Largo Teal is so full of life, and gives any space a sense of charm and adventure. I’d use this as a bold surprise burst of color on a front door, bathroom ceiling or Chinese Chippendale chair."
— Patrick Ediger,
"I did my own kitchen in . I love the way it infuses just the right amount of energy into the otherwise neutral palette of my modern farmhouse. I have many doors and windows that look onto the garden, and the teal green cabinetry just brings the outdoors in."
— Rosa Beltran,
"Benjamin Moore’s is the perfect shade of teal. It is sophisticated and timeless, and is able to round out any space with its sharpness, complexity and drama. It works really well pretty much anywhere and on anything in your home."
— Marina Hanisch,
"Equal parts sophisticated and playful, brings an element of liveliness and energy without overwhelming a space. It’s the perfect pop of color for a kitchen or breakfast nook that feels especially fitting for a Mediterranean or Spanish home."
— Katie Hodges,
“When I decide to stray outside of the neutral space, it's usually with a shade of energized teal. I like creating a layering effect by using the same color throughout the space in different shades. by Glidden Paint is my tried-and-true shade of teal, which looks best matte and pairs really well with pastels."
— Eileen Keshishian,
"Benjamin Moore's is a bold and saturated color that looks good in nearly any space—bright, dark, large, small —you name it. I used this color in a high gloss lacquer in my foyer. It created a perfect bold entry that set the tone for fearless use of color throughout the rest of my home."
— MA Allen,
"Teal can be a tricky color if it has too much of an acidic tone to it, so I prefer a subtler version like Farrow & Ball's . It would be great in a small space, like a powder room, if you want to do an entire room. It's also good for a pop of color in an interior, as we’ve done with custom light fixtures in a funky fresh laundry room."
— Christine Markatos,
"I’m all about bold, intriguing colors and the popular teal paint color I’m loving is called . It’s a beautiful, deep shade of teal that feels both rich and vibrant. I especially love using bold colors like Sublime in small spaces for big impact. This would look stunning in a powder room or an entryway."
"Teal is timeless! It's cool and fun, yet holds its elegance. A pop of it happens a lot in my work, whether in a kids room or dining room. Pop away with !"
— Kari Whitman,
"We are loving right now for use in kitchen and laundry rooms. It’s very classic, timeless and a somewhat neutral version of teal."
— Kristen Peña,
"The bold and crisp teal shade, , is perfect in contrast with warmer orange accents. People feel turquoise tones are more feminine, but it works great for boys rooms as well."
— Erin Gates,