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 that's so wrong it's just right.
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 a traditional colonial home in Austin, Texas). We've searched our go-to hardware stores to find various hues of the shade that are sure to energize any room. Keep scrolling to see our favorite teal paint colors.
A few swipes of this lively color will make you feel like you're on a tropical getaway… or at least at the beach.
Pair Calypso with all-white furniture for a fresh take on modern design.
We think this rich color fits the bill perfectly when it comes to an accent wall in the living room.
This dreamy greenish color adds warmth and tranquility to guest and master bedrooms.
Paint this seafoam color on kitchen cabinets for a cool, retro feel.
This deeper teal shade has hints of black and finds inspiration in the Pacific Ocean.
Coastal Breeze looks best matte and with an extra coat for good measure.
This coastal blue is bold, to say the least. We think it was made for the front door.
Mexicali Turquoise is an icier take on teal with a shimmer reminiscent of sea glass.
If you want to dip your toes into the teal trend, Rockets is a calmer, more muted alternative.
This blue raspberry hue is young loving and fun—perfect for a child's bedroom.
This vibrant wall color gets fancied up when paired with navy accents.
Even though it's the darkest shade of them all, don't let Wanderlust scare you—it looks positively regal no matter which room you decide to use it in.
This story was originally published on June 2, 2017, and has since been updated.
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