How exciting that one of our favorite hues, the color teal, is a hot color for Fall 2015. Pantone’s hot color picks for Fall 2015 are quite diverse and somewhat surprising but the color teal is a winner in our book; it coordinates well with most everything and flatters most everyone. We all have favorite colors that we gravitate to in clothes, home decor, and accessories and although we might not always be present to it, our emotions and state of mind are influenced by the colors we are surrounded by. Did you ever notice that certain places are especially comforting while other spaces can irritate you? There is a good reason for this as it is a known fact that color can influence a person’s state of mind.
The Meaning of the Color Teal
What do you feel when you think of the color teal? A sense of calm comes over us as sky and sea come to mind. Teal is positioned between blue and green and channels both of those colors’ attributes. The trending teal color promotes balance and relaxation and is meditative, generating restorative focus. Like the ebb and flow of the sea and the endless, wondrous sky, the color teal connotes both rhythmic motion and constancy.
People who love teal are thought to be sensitive, optimistic, creative, and trusting. Teal is thought of as an inviting color and signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It has uplifting and energizing qualities and can increase confidence and bring forth your compassionate nature. The Tibetan monks saw teal as a symbol of spiritual guidance, reflecting the teachings of the infinite nature of sea and sky. The Egyptians thought the color characterized truth and faith and Native Americans believed its earthy nature represented water and fertility.
What Colors Make Teal?
Teal is created by mixing blue with green into a white base and can be deepened by adding black or gray color. There is both teal blue where the medium tone of the teal is blue versus teal green where green is the stronger color and has a hint of gray. Teal has lush tones and is widely used in fashion, interiors, industrial, graphic and web design. Many view the color as a sophisticated variation of the color turquoise.
Colors that go with Teal
Teal is not a neutral color like white, gray, cream or black yet it goes well with so many other colors. Today’s most popular shades of teal are bright and rich, almost jewel toned and look great with others shades of blue and green, pink to purple and its complementary color on the color wheel, coral. It looks good with cream, pops against bright white and works really well with earth tones. Colors are categorized as warm or cool and teal is considered a cool color but clearly has a warm, luxurious quality to it. The Pantone teal color is called Biscay Bay, an elegant cool shade of teal blue. As of late, the color teal has become a popular wedding color; mixing it with luxe and festive blends of purple or yellow, pink or gold.
Fun Facts about Teal
- The color teal with orange is frequently used with digital color casting in movies to achieve a dynamic and contrast-rich image.
- Many awareness groups use the color teal.
- The name for the color comes from the colored area around the eyes of the common teal duck.
- Our eyes require little to no adjustment to the color.
- Teal was used a lot in heraldry to symbolize piety and sincerity.
- Teal is the most common color requested by photographers for logo designs.
- The color can add a sophisticated and dramatic touch to a home and works well with both warm and cool color palettes.
Flatter Yourself with Color
We enjoy creating fashionable necklaces in this popular color. As you know, our handcrafted jewelry is mostly one-of-a-kind so if a necklace calls to you, click the image before it goes with us to our largest holiday show on Nov. 7th. You may also browse our complete collection at Earth and Moon Design.
Here are the options currently available in shades of blue on our website:
Have fun with this universally flattering, trending and versatile color; wear it and pair it in a way that makes you look and feel your best.