Now that I’ve painted my stair walls in the deepest, lushest shade of teal, I’ve become slightly obsessed with the colour. Not a lot of light penetrates our two flights of stairs, especially the top flight, and I knew I was running the risk of creating a dark cave. But in actual fact the final result has been a rich, enveloping effect. Obviously, I’m not going to start introducing teal all over the house, but I thought it might be nice to investigate how this lovely jewel-like colour could work in other rooms.
Image courtesy of DFS. This is the French Connection Zinc Cuddler Sofa.
Teal and velvet go together like strawberries and cream. It’s the perfect texture to show off the depth of this special colour. Inviting and cosseting, soft and comforting.
Image courtesy of Atkin and Thyme. This is the Calvin Armchair
Proving that a little goes a long way this teal armchair also brings a touch of modernity and freshness to a traditional setting.
Teal on the Walls
Image courtesy of DFS. This is the Eliza Sofa
This is a darker shade than the one I’ve used but it shows the lovely cosy effect when used in a sitting room. The white ceiling and pale floor keep it just the right side of gloomy. And of course that stunning big window helps. I can imagine snuggling down here in the evening with a glass of wine and a book.
Image courtesy of Cuckooland. This is the Zayna Armchair.
A lighter shade of teal in a sun room is not at all dark or gloomy. And in fact it will have a lovely cooling effect when the sun gets too strong. A perfect foil for Scandinavian type light wood furniture, a copper table and green plants.
Image courtesy of Audenza. This is the Faux Zebra Grass House Plant and Brass Planter on Stand.
A brighter shade of teal. Looking warm and welcoming with the addition of brass accents and a textured rug.
Teal as an Accent Colour
Sometimes just a touch is enough.
- Graduate Collection Stag Wallpaper available from Lime Lace.
- Coco Headboard from Atkin & Thyme.
- The Nine Schools Oriental Decorated Blue Bookcase from The Wooden Furniture Store.
- Carnaby Foot Stool from Atkin & Thyme.
- Baa Stool by Black by Design.
- Moda Armchair CD3 from Cult Furniture.
- Fiona Teal Velvet Cushion from Ragged Rose.
- Maestro Tile Teal Rug from Carpetright.