Mimicking nature – teals are one of the most beautiful paint colors. They are creative, artistic, and one of the utmost brightening paint colors.
One such beauty is Sherwin Williams Really Teal, a majestic paint color that is a perfect blend of blue and green – just like a peacock.
This is a dark-toned paint color that tends to add a dramatic feel to a space.
So, if you are looking for an eclectic feel in your space – choosing SW Really Teal would be a great option.
These stairs are just ‘Wow’ thanks to Addison from Addison’s Wonderland who used the teal color so creatively.
However, you have to be careful around using this paint color. Keep a note, it can be a tough color to work with!
So, depending on the complementary color scheme, your interior design style, and the color theme, this color has its own where’s, when’s, and how’s about it.
Are you excited to know how creatively you can incorporate this paint color?
Well, let me tell you – it is not just the living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, or hallways that you can use this color in – instead, you can also incorporate it on the cabinets, doors and window frames, furniture pieces, as well as decorative shelving.
So, let’s get started!
Sherwin Williams Really Teal SW 6489 Details and Specifications
As I say, before you plan to choose this paint color in your homes – it is important to know the underlying facts and theories linked with this paint color.
And especially regarding such creative paint colors, you have to sneak a peek at all of the details.
So, first and foremost, remember to consider the light reflectance values or LRV’s of the paint color.
This value helps in determining how light or dark the paint color is which later will help you where to use the paint color.
So, the LRV of Really Teal is 10.
That means this paint color is pretty dark-toned. And depending on this information, we can later evaluate where to use the paint color.
Secondly, other associated terms to consider are:
Red = 1
Blue = 99
Green = 103
HEX Value = #016367
Let’s now discuss the practical aspects and applications of this paint color!
How Does this Color Feel in a Space?
This color is bound to bring your walls together to make the space feel cozier, warmer, and smaller.
Thus, if you are confused about a space being humongous – you could choose this paint color to make your space feel enclosed.
I would highly recommend using this paint color for any climate. Since this paint color is inclined more towards luxury and lesser towards a necessity, it can be used in any area of your homes.
However, if you want to use this paint color in a smaller space – I wouldn’t recommend it unless you use it as an accent!
How Does Light Affect the Color?
Natural as well as artificial light has a major role to play here. However, let me tell you – you can really use this paint color in excessive or absence of natural light without having to worry about the paint color acting like a chameleon!
Talking about specific directions, I would recommend this paint color in either the south-facing rooms or the west-facing rooms due to the incoming warm rays neutralizing the effect of the paint color.
Moreover, in the case of artificial lighting – I would recommend the use of warm-yellows and warm-whites to create a dramatic effect in your space.
What are the Best Coordinating Colors?
I know you’re wondering what best would complement this mysterious paint color, right?
Well, just how excited you are to know about the color schemes am I enthralled to tell you about it!
Since this color is pretty saturated – I would recommend blending in some bold paint colors to create an eclectic-glam look.
You could either choose from a monochromatic or a contrasting color palette here.
For a monochromatic palette, I would recommend the following:
- SW 6486 Reflective Pool
- SW 6487 Cloudburst
- SW 6488 Grand Canal
On the other hand, a contrasting palette would be an interesting one here. You could either choose bold paint colors like gold yellows, blush pinks, and wine purples, or something subtle like greys, lighter teals, whites, and blacks.
Some of the paints I would recommend are:
- SW 6485 Raindrop
- SW 6667 Afterglow
- SW 7651 Front Porch
For trims, moldings, and ceilings – you could either choose a creamier paint color like SW Pure White or something artistic like yellows and greens to create a Country-type look.
Sherwin Williams Really Teal Vs Similar Colors
Are you looking for similar alternatives? Well, even though it is unnecessary – let me tell you – you can find the paint colors most relatable – but not exactly the same.
One of the colors closely related are SW 6481 Green Bay and SW Deep Sea Dive. However, they may still differ in undertones and brightness.
Really Teal Vs Green Bay
This teal paint color is inclined more towards green rather than the blues. With an LRV of 11, this paint color is claimed to be slightly lighter than Really Teal.
Green Bay is an extremely dark paint color, so you have to be careful around using this paint in your homes. Trust me, the color is so pretty that it is definitely going to look beautiful in your homes – and especially for the Hollywood glam or eclectic glam styled homes.
Really Teal Vs Deep Sea Dive
Even though this paint color shares reflectivity values with Really Teal – the color somehow appears to be very dark when observed closely.
Hence, it is important to consider the incoming natural light in the room if you are planning to use this paint color.
For even accurate results, I would recommend buying real-time swatches and samples to determine the true hue and the difference. You could also place these swatches against the white sheet of paper and determine the difference in the undertones.
Where to Use Really Teal in Homes?
You have to be careful around using this paint color in your homes.
Remember, too much of it can also lead to an uncomfortable environment! Thus, it is important to use this paint color only as an accent in your homes.
For interior design styles like modern, glam, and contemporary – you are highly recommended to consider this paint color.
Let’s discuss how and where to use this paint color in your homes.
Really Teal in Living Room
Really teal in the living room is a great option as far as you limit the use of it – mainly using it on the accent walls.
So, if you are looking to use this color in the living room – make sure to either use it on the cabinets or paint a wall in this color and blend it with either off-whites or whites.
To further create a drama, make sure to add tints of yellows, greens, and purples through decorative accents such as throw pillows, blankets, vases, and curtains.
Choose lighter upholstery and hardwood floors to further refine the artistic look.
Using in Kitchens
Teal kitchens are quite a trend. Excited about using it in your kitchens?
Well, definitely go for it. Just remember to blend it with whites and off-whites on the walls, marble countertops, and bright, glossy backsplash.
Moreover, you can also use gold-tinted pull handles to create a beautiful and stylish look.
Really Teal in Bedroom
How special this accent wall looks in the bedroom photo above. Love it!
If you are planning to use this teal in your bedroom – make sure to align it with greys, whites, and other pastels.
Remember, your bedroom should be calm and cozy! It should define relaxation and tranquilization at all times.
So, too much of teal might overwhelm unless you balance the looks with lighter and more soothing and subtle shades.
Using in Accessories
Sherwin-Williams Really Teal is something great for accessories such as doors, window frames, shelving, and cabinets.
Some prefer to use this color in their home offices and libraries, furniture pieces, and other décor items.
So, if you are a colorful soul, you can use this tint of hue in throw pillows, curtains, ottomans, furniture, as well as upholstery!
So, are you excited to have this color in your homes? Let me tell you – it’s not for all! You need to have that specific taste to have this color in your homes. Do share your teal stories with me in the comments below!