Teal can seem like a bold (and scary) choice when you're choosing a color palette for a room, but if used correctly, the blue-green hue can provide sophistication and sass. This is our guide to incorporating teal blue paint colors and accents into your home.
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Using teal (or any dark shade) as a solid wall color can make a room feel dark. The teal and white combination in this room gives this space a light and open feel that welcomes the bright green couch and tan accents.

Paint color: Yorktowne Green HC-133, benjaminmoore.com

Teal + Cream

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Using teal blue paint colors for both walls and furniture could easily become overwhelming, but the cream curtains break up the space just enough to keep the pop of color without being too vibrant. The green in the chairs pulls your eye to the smaller green accents around the room, creating a perfect balance.

Paint color: Coat of Arms 763, benjaminmoore.com

Teal + Espresso

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Brighten up dark teal walls and woodwork with a rainbow of accessories. This painted built-in shelving unit begs for bright splashes of color, and the pillows and vibrant assortment of books pop against hits of rich espresso and moody teal in this space.

Teal + Peach

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Using patterns that include your accent color is an easy way to blend a color palette. This room is almost exclusively peach and soft creams, so solid teal elements would feel out of place. The chairs, back wall, and blanket all use teal with accents of peach and cream, pulling the whole room together while perfectly marrying an unlikely color combination.

Teal + Fuchsia + Yellow

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Credit: Nancy Nolan photographed Udouj Residence in Ft Smith, AR Interior Design by Tobi Fairley

With mustard, teal, and purple all in the same room, this space has a lot going on. The purple and mustard are both carried in various elements throughout the room, making the chairs the main element. With muted tones, the gray and purple rug ties the space together and gives the eye a good place to rest so the mix of colors doesn't become too much.

Like this shade of teal? Try this: Briny SW6775, sherwin-williams.com

Teal + Neutrals + Jade

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Neutral spaces are great for bringing in a strong accent color. But rather than using teal as the primary accent, this space utilizes bold jade green elements throughout the room, with teal as the secondary accent color. The teal stools pick up the green tones and are subtle enough to match without overwhelming the space with color.

Teal + Charcoal

Footed Bathtubs

An entirely neutral bathroom is the perfect backdrop for a bold teal curtain. The contrast of charcoal and white makes this bathroom anything but boring, and the teal brings out the red tones in the accent arrows above the tub.

Teal + Lime + Brown


Darker teal can give understated tones of fun and also provides a calming base color for a room. This space utilizes both -- the teal walls add to the spunky atmosphere, but the color is calm enough not to overwhelm the vibrant patterns of the pillows.

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Better Homes & Gardens Member
June 10, 2020
Love these teal walls. Just painted my living room with Better Homes & Gardens Totally Teal. My upstairs hall & down the stairway have been this color for a few years now, & decided to bring the color into the living room as well.