How to use Teal in your Next Colour Scheme

February 7th, 2023

Teal is a blue-green and is a firm favourite for those who want the coolness and depth of blue with the warmth of yellow. Teal is a very versatile colour, allowing you to create a whole range of feelings within a space. Depending on the shade of teal you opt for, you can create a sense of opulence and sophistication, or a lighter shade of teal can feel more invigorating and fun.

From left to right top: Morning Room, Schooner and Grotto
From left to right bottom: Duck Egg, Cote D'Azur and Kingfisher

All the Albany Teals:

Kingfisher – The darkest shade of teal giving a sense of luxury

Cote D’Azur – A rich teal for a cocooning feel

Grotto – A vibrant teal designed to make a statement

Morning Room – A mid-tone teal for ultimate sophistication

Schooner – A light teal encouraging calm into a space

Duck Egg – A popular shade of light teal

Not sure where to start? Here are two palettes to inspire your next project!

Teal and Violet:

Using teal and violets together creates a fresh, modern look. 

Teal and violet both have blue undertones, which make them work well together, however, violet can overwhelm teal if you’re not careful! 

To avoid a clash, we would recommend building your scheme around teal and using shades of violet as an accent colour. 

Cool Lilac (top left) – A pastel shade of violet

Schooner (middle left) – A light teal encouraging calm into a space 

Cote D’Azur (bottom left)– A rich teal for a cocooning feel

Highlands (middle right)– A warm violet

Meghan (bottom right) – A deep shade of violet

From left to right: Meghan, Cool Lilac, Schooner, Cote D'Azur and Highlands.

Harmonising with Teal:

Using a combination of blue, teal, green and yellow is a great way to create a harmonising look, as these colours sit together on the colour wheel. 

Using Garland and Forsythia amongst darker colours will lift the scheme and create balance.

Cote D’Azur (top left) - A rich teal for a cocooning feel

Forsythia (middle left) – A warming, optimistic yellow

Jubillee (bottom left) – A blue worthy of royalty

Garland (middle right)– A refreshing green

Highbrook (top middle) – A rich, navy blue

From left to right: Highbrook, Garland, Forsythia, Cote D'Azur and Jubilee.

Teal Wallpapers:

To add a little more pattern to the space, you can opt for a teal Albany wallpaper.