Teal is a blend made in heaven! And when blue and green fall in love, the absolute product of teal is formed.
With an utmost rich and luxurious experience, this color category is all set to bring a luxe and eclectic feel to a space.
Not exactly blue or green, the Sherwin Williams teal colors have the potential to exhibit a cool yet mesmerizing touch to any area.
More or less relating to the colors of water, turquoise and teal have much in common.
We’re typically dating back to the bright blue-green blends and unexpected peeking of either colors in each room (depending upon the lighting condition).
Don’t worry – I am going to JUMP into that later in detail.
But until then, let’s discuss everything you need to know about this charming yet bold color category.
This color can be used for interior design styles such as Eclectic, Glam, Bohemian, Coastal, and Contemporary.
Yes, quite picky the color is, right?
However, regardless of the where’s and how’s, it’s known to bring a calming and serene vibe into your home.
So, let’s get started and wonder why TEALS are becoming the ultimate grays and blues!
Teal – The Color of Water and Nature
Just like the blues and greens individually, the teal color category is set to bring a calm and serene vibe indoors.
However, with a touch of boldness and quirkiness.
So, if you’re bored of the generic pale blues and gray greens to bring a calmer vibe, try the shades of teal that will also make the room feel much more interesting.
Teal can be eye-catchy, bold, tranquilizing, and yet tricky to play with!
Yes, you can’t simply pair any hue or metallic accent with this color – and that’s when the major challenge arises.
But before we jump into that – let’s first discuss the various tints, tones, and shades of this color category.
Tints, Tones, and Shades of Teal
Ever heard of these terminologies before? Maybe in the field of fashion or makeup in addition to paint?
In every area, these terms have a major role to play in color psychology.
‘Tones’ are basically the results formed by adding gray to a teal paint color!
In this case, if you add more grays to teals, the result will be a pastel teal that somehow aligns more with the grays.
On the other hand, ‘Tints’ are the amalgamation of white with a teal paint color. This will simply make that teal paint color quite lighter.
And lastly, ‘Shades’ are the results formed by adding black to teal paint color. This will make the color more bold and dark – almost nearing the blacks.
Light Reflectance Values – The Specifications to Know
Light Reflectance Values or the LRVs are majorly the values that determine how light or dark the paint color is.
(And you can easily find this value at the back of the paint chip)
Let me tell you a secret here – it’s always important to analyze this value before you pick the best teal paint color.
Generally, teal colors are known to create a bold existence – even with the lightest shade on the chip.
So, always remember to determine the teal color in various lighting conditions to know the true hue and undertone.
You can also try a chip of the various teal paint colors on different walls to determine how light or dark they may appear.
With Sherwin Williams teals, you can find the LRVs ranging from somewhere around 9 to 55!
You see – there is an endless list of varieties for you! For each room and each function.
Furthermore, these colors play a great role as ACCENTS and BASES.
Lighting plays a great role – especially in the teal paint color category!
Since they have an amalgamation of blues as well as greens, the lighting is what helps in protruding a certain undertone.
For instance, in the north-facing rooms, the teal color can dominantly reflect a bluish touch. Whereas in the south-facing rooms, the teal color can dominantly look green!
Secondly, you must always ensure to allow ample natural light to enter a room with teal color onboard.
That way, you’re simply not just making the room feel bright and airy but also throwing light to this color and making it further appear fresh and rejuvenated.
Teals in Interior and Exterior Design Styles
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As discussed, teals can be very difficult to play and pair with.
You truly need to have an eye for detail in colors to make a well-balanced and cohesive palette.
In general, the teals can be used for interior design styles such as Eclectic, Bohemian, Coastal, Contemporary, and Glam!
This cool-toned color category can be used to make a DASHING statement in any corner of your home.
For the exteriors, I wouldn’t truly recommend much of teals since that can be too specific. However, having a bold teal color on the entryway door shouldn’t be a problem!
And you can absolutely do that against a white or light gray background to make the entrance feel more welcoming and eye-catchy!
Best Places to Use SW Teals
Well, this section depends a lot upon your personal choice, interior design style, and preference.
So, if you have the admiration for teal paint colors, you can definitely use them on the entryway door, shutters, living room focal walls, kitchen cabinets, mudroom and foyer cabinets.
Don’t hold back from styling with this color in the kids’ rooms and nursery!
Best Sherwin Williams Teal Colors
Here comes the most awaited topics to talk about!
After all – isn’t this something you’re waiting for?
So, here I will be discussing a couple of popular as well as my personal favorite teal paint colors.
Let’s get started!
5 Most Popular
Sherwin Williams Tame Teal
This minty blue-green turquoise-teal color is all set to bring a refreshing vibe indoors. It’s light and airy – thus, can always brighten any dark corner or room.
With an LRV of 73, this color is responsible for reflecting most of the incoming natural light and making your room appear fresh!
It best pairs with shades of light gray, beige, and even lemon yellow as an accent.
Also, you can definitely use this color on the exteriors of coastal design styles – on the walls, entryway door, and shutters.
I cover SW Tame Teal in-depth here!
Here are some other color specifications you must get acquainted with!
Red = 193
Green = 230
Blue = 223
HEX Value = #c1e6df
Sherwin Williams Really Teal
The Ultimate Definition for luxe and glamor, Sherwin Williams Really Teal is a blue-green blend that plays a great accent in any space.
Whether you have a Holly Glam style or Eclectic, this color would play a wonderful role – since it’s equally enchanting and saturated.
This true teal paint color has a dominant touch of green to it despite in some lighting and angles, appearing more blue! That said, it takes on a slightly warmer look than an actual blue-dominating teal color.
You can best complement satin brass and textures of rattan, wicker, and cane with this color.
Learn more about SW Really Teal in my review here!
As usual, it is important to understand the associated RGB and HEX Values that are as follows:
Red = 1
Green = 99
Blue = 103
HEX Value = #016367
Sherwin Williams Teal Stencil
This is a slightly different shade of teal that’s equally in trend – since it’s muted, subdued, and extremely subtle!
Sherwin Williams Teal Stencil is a gray-blue-green blend color that can make a bold yet eye-catchy statement in any room.
It pairs beautifully with the shades of off-white, beige, pink, and brown on the furniture and decorative accents.
If you have ample space in the room and ample natural light pouring in, this teal color is definitely worth painting all the walls in.
Also, you can complement this paint color with red brick on the fireplace surround or cladding!
It is now time to look through the color details and specifications to know more about it!
Red = 98
Green = 127
Blue = 123
HEX Value = #627f7b
Sherwin Williams Seaworthy
Sherwin Williams Seaworthy is a fabulous dark-toned teal paint color that can make a wonderful statement on the kitchen cabinets, mudroom cabinets, and focal walls of the living and dining room.
This teal color is majorly dominated by blue – which falls on the cooler end of the scale.
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Furthermore, I highly recommend that you make a bold accent with this color only on the focal wall of your room. Otherwise, it might get too dull and dingy in little natural light.
Yes, it has an LRV of only 7 – thus, be very careful where you intend to use this color.
Here enlisted are the important associated RGB and HEX Values that you must know!
Red = 49
Green = 77
Blue = 88
HEX Value = #314d58
Sherwin Williams Deep Sea Dive
Sherwin Williams Deep Sea Dive is another blue-green blend that is made in heaven! This color has an LRV of 10, which on the walls will equally play dark and bold.
This color can be best paired with shades of off-whites, lighter grays, beiges, browns, and lighter minty greens.
To play a contrast, add clean white like SW Pure White on the ceilings, trims, and moldings.
I recommend understanding the associated RGB and HEX Values to know more about the color specification!
Red = 55
Green = 97
Blue = 103
HEX Code = #376167
5 Next Popular
Sherwin Williams Maxi Teal
Another quirky and enchanting teal color is Sherwin Williams Maxi Teal which has the potential to bring a playful vibe to the room.
With an LRV of 13, this color will undeniably add a bold statement – so, ensure to always allow natural light to come through.
You must pair this color with mustard yellows and chic onion pinks to create a cohesive appeal.
If you’re looking for a teal paint that has an equal blend of both blue and green, you must choose this color.
Sherwin Williams Swimming
Do the above-mentioned bold teals overwhelm you? Well, if yes, you have the option to also choose a teal paint in a much lighter shade.
Sherwin Williams Swimming is a lighter minty blue-green paint color that perfectly mimics the tone of teal.
It has an LRV of 73 and that’s why you can use it as a base as well as a neutral.
You can also paint all the walls of your room in this specific color – even smaller with little incoming natural light.
Sherwin Williams Drizzle
Not specifically a teal but along the lines of gray-green colors, Sherwin Williams Drizzle is a more subtle version of this color category!
It’s not very loud and saturated – so, you can use this color for coastal interior design styles.
With an LRV of 39, this color can be used for both bases and neutrals – on all the walls or even specifically on kitchen cabinets and exterior walls.
Sherwin Williams Gulfstream
Sherwin Williams Gulfstream is a blue-dominating teal paint color that’s quite saturated, eye-catchy, sharp, and bold.
With an LRV of 18, this color will immensely add a bright atmosphere to the room – as such, I highly recommend that you limit the use of this color in the space.
You must only use it as an accent on the trims, shutters, and entryway doors and window frames.
Sherwin Williams Cloudburst
Sherwin Williams Cloudburst is a subtle and soothing teal paint color with a darker appeal to it – with an LRV of 26.
You must use it on the accent wall and further pair it with clean whites such as SW Pure White or SW High Reflectance White on the trims, ceiling, and moldings.
Lastly, don’t forget to pair this color with lemon yellow, rusts, and even shades of mauve for a contrasting appeal.
5 Hand Picked Favorites
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock
Sherwin Williams Blue Peacock is my absolute favorite for obvious reasons! First and foremost, this color has a perfect touch of glam and eclectic to it.
It can bring wonders to a room – especially if used as an accent on the focal wall.
With an LRV of only 6, this color can feel quite bold, and if used only on the focal wall, will make the room feel larger.
Sherwin Williams Moscow Midnight
Sherwin Williams Moscow Midnight is not some usual paint color – rather it’s a perfect blend of blue-green that doesn’t peek through a specific undertone.
It feels more rich, glamor, and luxe and can be used in Glam, Eclectic, and Victorian design styles.
Check out further details in my Moscow Midnight Review!
Don’t forget to style with this color on the focal wall and a couple of off-white shag rugs, lemon yellow throw pillows, and a tan leather couch.
Sherwin Williams Dark Night
Sherwin Williams Dark Night is a teal paint color that you can never regret!
This extremely dark and bold paint color may look wonderful on the walls of your living room and bedroom – and can never make your space feel overwhelming.
See my full color guide on SW Dark Night now!
It has an LRV of only 4 – so, be careful where and how you plan to use this color.
Sherwin Williams Dutch Tile Blue
A more subtle and serene version of teal, this color is equally a blend of blue and green – and something that can remind you of nature.
The pale blue and green undertone has the tendency to make your space feel serene and calm. Also, have an eye on the compass directions since it can truly play a chameleon!
This color has an LRV of 39.
Sherwin Williams Cascades
If ‘outstanding’ is the look you want to achieve in your home, then have an eye on this color for an utmost chic appearance.
This color has an LRV of 4 – thus, always bright and stark to play a focal and accent character in the room.
You must pair this color with clean whites on the adjacent wall for a flabbergasting look.
Inspiration and Examples
Sherwin Williams Dutch Tile Blue is a subtle and serene teal paint color that has a mix of gray to it!
Another enchanting teal, Sherwin Williams Refuge works wonderfully in the bathroom when you pair this color with clean whites and shades of black on the window frames.
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Sherwin Williams Cascades is good for the focal walls but AMAZING for the furniture frames.
Have an eye on that console table? I certainly do!
Sherwin Williams Cloudburst shares characteristics with a turquoise paint color.
No wonder it makes such a calming element in this home, right?
Sherwin Williams Silken Peacock is a bright and stark teal blue-green color that you could be dreaming of. Note that it aligns more towards the blues.
Summing It Up
Sherwin Williams has formulated quite a few teal colors for us to choose the best one from.
Some have green domination and some blue – and it all depends upon your personal design style and preference.
Simultaneously, always remember to choose a teal paint color after analyzing the size of your room and the amount of incoming natural light.
So, did any of the above-mentioned teal paint colors intrigue you? Well, do let me know your thoughts in the comments below!