Teal, like coral, sometimes divides opinion. Is it blue or green? Depending on what angle a paint company takes, teal can encompass a wide variety of hues – and decorating with teal can therefore follow a few different avenues. Here, we present some teal home decor ideas and suggest a few ways to incorporate this vibrant colour into your home.


How to decorate with teal: the best colour combinations

Graham & Brown's take on teal, Tiru, is firmly in the blue camp, where deep, dark blues continue to be a strong trend.

  • Match bluer shades of teal with clean whites for a cool, classic look
  • Use teal alongside shades of plum and green in the same tone to deliver a dose of luxury
  • For real impact, use teal in two ways
An array of paint colours to compliment blue

Inspiration and ideas for designing teal colour rooms

Pair multiple shades of teal

The view of this sitting room, papered in an opulent teal-coloured wallpaper, is framed by the dining room walls, which are painted in a matching shade from the same collection. Tiru Matt Emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, and Tori Teal wallpaper, £60 per roll, both Graham & Brown.

Combine with different textures

Kitchen cabinets painted a deep teal create a dramatic contrast to gilded walls. Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint, £19.95 per litre, Annie Sloan.

Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan

Antique pieces to pair with teal

Dramatic blue walls provide a classic backdrop for marble, like this 18th/19th-century bust of a young boy from The Pedestal at Online Galleries. It costs £2,500.

Check out our guide to decorating with antiques for more ways to incorporate antiques into your home.

If you're a Farrow & Ball fan, read our list of the best Farrow & Ball wallpapers.


Top image: A living room featuring Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan