How to mix the color teal

Updated April 17, 2017

Teal is a tertiary colour made by combining a primary colour, blue, with a secondary colour, green. Vibrant colours such as teal developed popularity during the 1700s as synthetic dye became accessible. Today, the colour "teal" encompasses a variety of different hues based on the darkness and undertones of the composite colours. Test your perfect shade on the substance you intend on colouring to see how the materials will absorb the teal.

Put on your rubber gloves before handling dye, paint or any other staining material.

Dispense two drops of blue dye into a white plastic dish or bowl. White plastic bowls display colour accurately without staining.

Add one drop of green dye to the blue dye in your white bowl. Stir the combination with a plastic utensil.

Add an additional drop of green dye for a more aquamarine hue or keep as is for a deep teal-green.


Record your colour combinations while mixing so you can recreate your perfect shade later.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Blue dye or paint
  • Green dye or paint
  • White plastic bowl
  • Plastic utensil
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