What colors match with teal

Written by leslie rose | 13/05/2017
What colors match with teal
(Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Teal is a blue-green colour similar to turquoise but with a heavier emphasis on blue. Teal is an underutilised shade in interior decor, primarily because it's such a bright, bold colour that it frightens off those who want to use it. In the appropriate setting -- such as a bathroom, a teenager's bedroom, a kitchen, or a play room -- teal will impress your visitors and guests.

Hardwoods and Soft Neutrals

For a teenager's room, where you'll want a more sophisticated decorating scheme as time goes on, teal mixed with hardwood furniture and soft neutrals (colours with names like "smoky almond," "canvas" and "khaki") makes a striking palette. This colour combination scheme is appropriate even for an adult bedroom. Combine light, neutral-coloured Berber carpet, a light neutral comforter, teal walls and hardwood furniture. To add a touch of youth to a teenager's room, string up hardwood beads in the doorway, drape a light-blue lace swatch over the lamp and run white Christmas lights over the walls.


Especially in a bathroom, the use of teal with sea-green and turquoise green invokes thoughts of water and the ocean. Mix shades of teal and green with lots of white and light foam-green to keep the palette lighthearted and easy on the eyes. In the case of a bathroom, paint half the walls teal, and use white ceramic tiles to cover the rest. Look for a shower curtain that utilises the teal and sea-green combo, which isn't hard to find, and stay on the lookout for little teal and green accessories like soap holders, ceramic bathroom knick-knacks and hand towels.

Red or Red-Orange

For a zesty palette in a kitchen, teal mixed with accents of red or red-orange (the complement of teal) will certainly stand out. In the kitchen, make a loud statement with teal cabinets or teal walls, coupled with a red toaster oven, red towels or red curtains. Mix the teal and red-or-orange combo with natural hardwood floors and matching hardwood stools. Cover your kitchen table with a teal tablecloth, and add cute little red cloth napkins.

  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.