Color Trend Watch: Teal…Do You Feel It?

Color Trend Watch: Teal…Do You Feel It?

Troy Seidman
May 6, 2011

Teal is a very specific color, one that seems to be trying to shake off the shackles of its associations with 80's office furniture. Can it make a comeback? Is it ready for re-evaluation?

At we recently picked up a lovely West German Japanese/Deco styled vase that had the loveliest inner teal rim.

Shortly thereafter we were offered a set of vintage Brno chairs (that had been untouched for nearly 20 years) in a great Teal fabric by Knoll...and then we noticed a very striking ad by Dedar Milano (a very upscale maker of fabrics and wall-coverings) in the April/May issue of Maison Francaise.

Teal is not the most cooperative color, being an intersection of green and blue, yet it is striking and unquestionably unique. Is the color taking on a new incarnation today? At the end of 2010, Anna did a post highlighting teal as an option for an accent wall. I'll take it a step further and suggest that teal can be a dynamic color choice for furniture and accessories. It looks fantastic against dark wood, grays and other blue/greens. Here is a selection of teal items out there today. Teal - do you feel it?

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