Blue. This power colour has been storming through the interiors scene all year as featured in our Royal (baby) Blue post back in May. Every shade you can name has had its moment in the spotlight and right now Teal is the one to watch.
There’s so much to love about this green-blue so here’s our top 5 reasons to take the plunge:
1. It goes perfectly with mixed metals like warm golds, rosy coppers.
2. As a mix of versatile blue and calm green it will work in almost any room of the house.
3. Deep, rich and welcoming it’s ideal for the autumn palette.
4. Coral looks stunning teamed with teal – don’t pack away those summer accessories yet!
5. You don’t have to colour match – use a variety of shades and throw in some inky, petrol blues too.
It's been Matthew Williamson's 'go-to' colour ever since he emerged onto the interiors scene. His new collection Cubana features teal in an array of patterned designs, including Tropicana, bang on trend with an exotic botanical leaf and the delicate Plumas feather pattern.
With so many designers getting in on this as seen at this season's interiors shows, there are endless creations to indulge in. From a subtle matte finish to peacocking shine it has found its way into every application. For the texture lover we’d recommend the glimmering bark-like pattern of Paysage by French design-house Casamance. Their velvet style fabric Style from the new collection Inedit would give any occasional chair a serene, ocean depth – something we could do with now the holidays are over!
On walls we love the luxurious, glittering gold combined with a pale teal in Vega by Elitis. Their Luminscent collection is full of touchable textures and light-bouncing metallics. If plains are not your thing, Farrow & Ball's new Hornbeam is great for a simple, bold look, or for something more intricate in detail and colour Berlioz new from Casamance works great in a contemporary setting.
Teal is a great jewel colour, shown off beautifully in a metallic and glamorous finish however it is also vibrant enough to work in a colourful and relaxed environment too. Here's Cranes In Flight new from Harlequin's Palmetto Wallpapers and Sojourn Weaves from Sanderson, showing how teal can make a bold and playful statement in a family-friendly home.