Color Crush: Deep Teal

Abigail Sawyer | 27 Aug 2014 | Trends

We love the look of dark walls, but taking this dramatic plunge has been a bit to intimidating for us. If you want to step out of your design comfort zone, but not quite that far, try our new favorite hue, deep teal.

Color Crush: Deep Teal

This rich color is dark and high-contrast, but not quite as cold and moody as wall-to-wall black. Deep teal is vibrant, but not over powering, and somehow makes everything feel more cozy.

Here are a few of our favorite ideas for decorating with deep teal.

Cozy Blue Bedrooms

The jewel-like hue has a bit of an Edwardian feel, so these ornate furnishings fit right in.

Teal Bedroom

Via Decoist.

Deep teal walls were made for bright, contrasting accents like lime green, yellow and red.

Via Young House Love.

We love teal and green for a boy’s nursery. The white trim looks so crisp against dark walls.

Teal Nursery Walls

Via The Little Umbrella.

Deep Blue Kitchen

Teal gives just as much dramatic flair in the kitchen. The unassuming wood countertops would blend in in a neutral kitchen, but the high contrast palette really brings out the grains.

Dark Teal Kitchen

Via Pillow Mint.

Not ready to go teal all over? Try it on the ceiling as a fun accent.

Teal kitchen ceiling

Via Houzz.

A blanket coating on walls, window frames and beams makes the industrial accents in this kitchen stand out.

Via Apartment Therapy.

Blue-Green-y Love for the Living Room

Teal walls tone down the cheese factor of this leopard print rug and make it feel high style.

Teal Living Room Walls

Via Design Crisis.

As we’ve well established, teal makes white pop like no other. Paint the back of built-ins to make shelves and accessories stand out.

Via Young House Love.

One thing we’ve learned in our full teal immersion? Teal loves velvet. Check out the ultra-saturated color on this couch!

More Spaces to Embrace the Teal

This is the photo that started it all for us. Our blogger friends at Yellow Brick Home didn’t know what to do with a strange nook off their living room, so they painted it Blue Fir and nestled their record player and albums right in.

Teal Nook

Via Yellow Brick Home.

They also painted their coat closet door a deeper shade of teal and we LOVE it. Do these guys have a genius eye for paint colors or what? Check out the teal +mint combo here!

Via Yellow Brick Home.

Teal is fab for a front door as well. The color pairing here with the purple cabbage is beautiful.

Teal Front Door

Get The Look!

Ready to give teal a test drive? Try one of these fun finds, including the Roman Shades. Trust us, this fabric is even more amazing in person. Order a free sample to see if for yourself!


1. World Market Jasper Victoria Chair

2. Classic Roman Shades in Chenille Damask Peacock

3. West Elm Industrial Task Lamp

4. Target Threshold Stoneware Fox Cookie Jar

5. Crate and Barrel Linden Peacock Pillow

6. Target Safavieh Dakota Accent Table

7. World Market Teal Burlap Lamp Shade

8. Crate and Barrel Willa Peacock Side Chair

9. CB2 Avec Peacock Apartment Sofa

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  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw