We're crazy about blue when it comes to shades of paint lately, and we're not talking about your typical pale hues or cobalt. Oh, no—we’re crushing on teal. Why this blue-green shade of the hue, you ask? First of all, it never fails to make a statement (whether it's painted on an accent wall or an entire room). Beyond that, there's something unexpected about navy's fun-loving cousin. How many people do you know with teal walls in their home, after all?
- Color Family: Blues/greens
- Complementary Colors: Red-orange
- Pairs Well With: Gold, white, navy
- Mood: Positive, reflective, and calm
- Where to Use: Kitchen cabinets, accent walls, powder rooms and front doors
If you—or your room—need a mood boost, this paint job will surely do the trick. (Trust us: That's why it’s a go-to for designers like Elizabeth Mollen of Stone Textile, who added jewel tones to the traditional colonial home in Austin, Texas above). We've searched our go-to hardware stores to find various hues of the shade from brands ranging from Behr to Benjamin Moore that are sure to energize any room. So see our favorite teal paint colors inspired by the sea and more below.
Benjamin Moore Galápagos Turquoise
This deeper teal shade by Benjamin Moore has hints of black and finds inspiration in the Pacific Ocean.
Benjamin Moore Mexicali Turquoise
Benjamin Moore's Mexicali Turquoise is an icier take on teal with a shimmer reminiscent of sea glass. Its inspiration comes from the clear Cancun waters.
Dutch Boy Rockets
If you want to dip your toes into the teal trend, Dutch Boy's Rockets is a calmer, more muted alternative. It offers natural and peaceful vibes.
If you're painting your front door, be sure to use a brush over a roller. It'll be able to reach every angle much easier.