Teal is a wonderfully deep, green-tinged blue. And even though it may not be the most popular color in the world of interior design, teal works beautifully as a main shade or as an accent color. It also fits in with a variety of palettes.
What Colors Go With Teal?
Here’s a selection of colors that go with teal, including color palette examples:
1. Black and Teal
Hex Codes: #000000, #006c67, #f4d35e
Black and teal come together to create a brilliantly unique, ultra-modern aesthetic. One of the most effective ways to combine these two is by adding a teal statement piece to a room with a lot of black and gray. This bold color scheme uses a daring combination of matte black walls and a luxurious teal sofa. Layers of soft gray and white prevent the contrast from getting too stark. Ample natural light will also help you create a balance, too.
If you find the mood of the room a little chilly, warm things up with some strategically-placed gold accents. Light fixtures, small tables, wall sconces, and photo frames will all work well. If you’d prefer to stay away from metallics, go with a few yellow accents instead.
2. Gold and Teal
Hex Codes: #d4af37, #1d7874, #edf7f6
As you saw above, gold is a worthy companion for teal. Larger amounts of gold will give your space a luxurious feel, while smaller amounts will add some interest without going over the top. Even something as small as a gold photo frame on a teal wall has the potential to transform a space.
To go all-in with gold, start with a metallic gold and white patterned wallpaper. Whether it’s on all your walls or just one, it makes a nice backdrop for a teal bedspread or couch. White and gold wallpaper also works harmoniously with teal and white patterned rugs. Try that look in a dining room with a wood-toned table.
3. Mint Green and Teal
Hex Codes: #99edc3, #297373, #d3bdb0
Mint green is soft, soothing, and naturally relaxing. Teal is captivating and invigorating. Together, they form a balanced and inviting color scheme. One of the most logical ways to use this combination is to combine mint walls with teal furniture. Or if you prefer neutral-hued furniture, go with teal rugs.
You also could flip these two colors for an unexpected twist. Teal isn’t an especially common wall color, but you can really make a space stand out with teal walls and a mint green bedspread. For something truly unique, add a teal backsplash to a kitchen with mint-colored cabinetry. Alternatively, if you can find it, a rug or throw with a mint and teal pattern is perfect for adding some real dynamism.
4. Navy Blue and Teal
Hex Codes: #000080, #0e7c7b, #17bebb
When it comes to colors for interiors, navy blue is as classic as they come. And though it technically isn’t a neutral, navy blue acts almost like one. You can use this combination similarly to the suggestion for using teal and black above. A teal couch in front of a navy blue accent wall will instantly set your living room apart from the rest. That said, this is an especially intense combination, so be sure to balance it with a large amount of white and/or cream in the rest of the room.
Large stretches of navy aren’t for everyone. But luckily, this bold shade works well in smaller doses, too. Navy blue pillows or an accent rug will quiet down a teal couch and chairs just enough. To lighten the look, use a navy blue and white pattern instead.
5. Dusty Rose and Teal
Hex Codes: #b48e92, #216869, #1f2421
Dusty rose might bring back memories of the 90s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t successfully use it in a modern interior! Rooms with a color scheme of dusty rose and white can look dull and dated, so a few teal accents can have a transformative effect. For a bold look, add a teal accent wall in a space with dusty rose furniture.
If you’d rather start with just a touch of teal, choose a couple of accents to add to a dusty rose room. In a living room, start with a teal coffee table and throw pillows. If you need more teal, add in a table lamp or two! Just be careful with these colors, as too much of both may make a space look cartoonish.
6. Soft Yellow and Teal
Hex Codes: #fdfd96, #48a9a6, #3c493f
The combination of blue and yellow is pretty and high-contrast. However, very saturated, bright yellows can become a little too energetic against teal. You don’t have to give up on yellow altogether, though. Soft yellow accents offer just enough contrast without making the room too loud.
Soft yellow and teal do well in patterns, especially when they’re broken up by white. A patterned bedspread is one way to integrate the colors. If you find you need more yellow, add a pale yellow accent blanket or chair. Like many color combinations with teal, this one seems to work best when used with a healthy dose of cool white.
7. Farmhouse Red and Teal
Hex Codes: #7c0a02, #107e7d, #e4fde1
Shades of very bright red usually look overly energetic next to teal. But farmhouse red, a faded and slightly muted shade, is an ideal alternative. Farmhouse red is easy on the eyes and creates just enough contrast.
Since this shade of red is warm and inviting, it’s a good choice for living rooms. A farmhouse red couch goes well with teal curtains, throw pillows, and a rug. White or cream walls will ensure the color scheme stays in balance. Red is also a particularly inviting color for a door. A teal wall with a farmhouse red door will create an unusual yet intriguing color combination. It looks great with a few houseplants nearby as well!
8. Taupe and Teal
Hex Codes: #483c32, #119da4, #eaf0ce
Blue and brown generally pair well. Taupe is a rich shade of grayish brown, and its undertones will work harmoniously with teal. Taupe is easy to find in the furniture world. It’s somewhat less common in wood flooring, but if you can find taupe floors or wooden furniture, they’ll go quite well with teal walls or a teal bedspread.
If you would prefer a neutral wall color, diluted shades of taupe will keep your walls neutral while still adding some personality. Combine taupe walls with taupe furniture and a teal area rug for a high-contrast yet serene environment. For an almost all-neutral palette, take a room with various shades of taupe and add several small teal accents. Lampshades, curtains, and even smaller pieces of furniture (like coffee tables and nightstands) are effective choices.
9. Lime Green and Teal
Hex Codes: #32cd32, #0b7a75, #dcedff
In the design world, “lime green” doesn’t typically refer to the neon, highlighter-like shade you might be thinking of. Rather, it denotes a shade of light green with yellow undertones (much like the skin of an actual lime). It really brings out teal’s green undertones, but it should be used sparingly. Too much lime will easily become overwhelming.
To successfully integrate teal and lime into your color scheme, use the 60-30-10 rule. This piece of design wisdom means that you choose a neutral to take up 60% of your space. Pick teal or lime and use it to cover 30%, and then make the other take 10%. Because lime green is so incredibly energetic, choose teal as your 30% color and lime green as your 10% shade.
10. Brick and Teal
Hex Codes: #cb4154, #129490, #d1faff
The industrial aesthetic is in, and if you have a space with pre-existing exposed brick, it offers you a great design opportunity! For a cool office aesthetic, use a wooden desk and a teal chair in a room with a brick wall. This design scheme looks best with a few houseplants and a lot of natural light.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the industrial look, brick and teal can work for you. Painting teal walls around a brick fireplace will give your living room a modern facelift. Teal and brick make a nice combination for exteriors, too. If you have a brick house, a teal door will make it look cheerful without being too loud.
11. Sage Green and Teal
Hex Codes: #9caf88, #037171, #e8e1ef
Sage is a grayish, almost silvery green that’s close to the color of the sage plant itself. Like navy blue, it isn’t technically a neutral, but it’s pretty close! Sage is an easy way to give a space modern appeal.
This gentle green shade is most often incorporated as a wall color. It makes the ideal base for a layered, Scandinavian-inspired palette. White wall trim, cream-colored furniture, and pale taupe pillows and throws offer you a great start. But where does teal fit in? You can strategically incorporate this color to both ground the light color scheme and add visual interest. Using a teal chair as a statement piece is a nice option, as is including teal accent throws and a teal rug.
12. Mustard Yellow and Teal
Hex Codes: #ffdb58, #216869, #7fc6a4
Mustard yellow adds character to a room. It also pops against teal. Since mustard is one of the more popular alternative furniture colors, a mustard yellow couch is an easy way to bring this distinctive shade into your home. If you want to really highlight the contrast between the two colors, include mustard furniture against teal walls.
Subtle touches of contrast will still work well in any space. If you have white or neutral walls, include teal lampshades on either side of a mustard-colored couch. Teal curtains, rugs, and pillows will help you bring the colors together as well.
13. Turquoise and Teal
Hex Codes: #30d5c8, #037171, #3a4e48
Lots of people seem to get teal and turquoise confused. Both shades are a combination of blue and green, but turquoise is much lighter than teal. The two colors are different enough to create a memorable contrast and look quite nice together when used in the same space.
If you’re up for a bright and energetic interior, include turquoise walls and a teal wall hanging. A dramatic mirror with a teal frame will look magnificent. Of course, this amount of color isn’t ideal for everyone. If you’re hoping to use less teal and turquoise but still want to make sure your room has character, start with turquoise and white patterned wallpaper. Include a white or beige couch with teal accent pillows and a teal rug. You can complete the aesthetic with metallics. Gold, silver, and copper are good choices, but make sure you only choose one!
14. Cool Beige and Teal
Hex Codes: #d8bcab, #0e9594, #562c2c
Teal reliably looks good with soft neutral shades. Cool beige is an especially fitting neutral, as its cooler undertones work well with teal’s cool nature. Just like with taupe, you can use cool beige as the predominant color in a space and then incorporate teal accents. If you’d like to make teal a bigger part of the palette, you can always add a teal couch or teal bedding to a room with beige walls and/or rugs.
You can also add tiny teal accents—just enough to keep things interesting. Teal is especially eye-catching when used in patterns with white, so if you can find rugs or pillows with a teal and white pattern, they’ll look right at home in a beige color scheme.
15. Silver and Teal
Hex Codes: #c0c0c0, #387d7a, #e15554
When used well, metallics add a chic finishing touch to a room. Because silver is a cool metallic, it goes nicely with teal. In a dining room, try combining a silver light fixture and a silver-framed hanging mirror with a dark wooden table and chairs. Teal seat cushions and a teal table runner can really bring the look together.
You also can use silver fabric. Sequins or shimmering fabrics will make a room look especially lovely. Sheer, sparkling curtains will make a living room with teal couches look just magical enough. Silver throw pillows will really stand out against teal, too.
16. Wood Tones and Teal
Hex Codes: #6f432a, #1d7874, #ffee88
Most colors look good alongside wood tones. And as we’ve seen, teal looks good with various shades of brown. So it should come as no surprise that wood tones and teal are a natural combination! Just about any type of wood tone will work, depending on the mood you’re creating. Go with very light stains for a modern, high-contrast look. Darker stains are ideal for creating moody, vintage-inspired rooms. Stains that fall somewhere in the middle give you a look that’s somewhere in between.
If the space you’re designing has wood flooring, you have an easy, built-in way to use this combination. You can also use wooden desks, tables, bookshelves, and chairs. Just about any wood tone will look stunning against teal walls!
17. Cream and Teal
Hex Codes: #fffdd0, #48a9a6, #4281a4
You often see teal paired with white. But if you want to balance out this cool blue with a bit of warmth, cream will go beautifully. You can create an eclectic living room with a teal sofa, accent pillows in various shades of cream and blue, and a few cream chairs. Cream-colored rugs are almost always a great option, too. They can lighten up a teal-heavy room, and you can easily find patterned variants if you find plain cream rugs too dull.
Cream also makes a versatile wall color. It’s a great backdrop for teal curtains, furniture, and accents. As a bonus, if you find you’d rather exchange teal for a different color, just about any accent color goes well with teal walls.
18. Cool White and Teal
Hex Codes: #f4fdff, #297373, #ff8552
Most of the time when you see teal and white used together, the white is bright and cool. The crisp contrast between these two colors is ideal if you’re looking to create a space with real personality. Teal walls with white wall trim create a classic look, as do white couches with teal rugs and accent pillows. You can opt to use approximately equal amounts of each color or to use one as your main color and the other as an accent.
Cool white and teal look dynamic enough together that even small amounts of each can make a difference. One way to make use of this combination is to include a teal and white art piece or other wall hanging in a room that is otherwise neutral.
19. Lavender and Teal
Hex Codes: #e6e6fa, #56a3a6, #484538
Blue and purple are both cool colors. But if you use intense versions of both, you may end up with a room that looks garish. Lavender and teal make a perfectly balanced combination. Teal is bold and grounded, while lavender is soft and airy.
Lavender is delicate enough that it makes an appropriate wall color. It’s gentle enough for a nursery and quiet enough for any bedroom. If you’re designing a nursery, try adding a teal crib to a lavender-walled room. Or opt for a living room with lavender walls, a white couch, and a teal rug. If you’d rather design a room that’s mostly neutral, simply add a few different accents of both lavender and teal.
20. Medium Gray and Teal
Hex Codes: #bebebe, #0f7173, #171a21
Teal looks good with most shades of gray, and it’s often reminiscent of the ocean on a cloudy day. This combination tends to work nicely when teal is an accent color. If you want gray to be the dominant color in a room, start with a bedroom with medium-gray walls. Add teal lampshades and a teal bedspread.
You don’t have to use that much gray to successfully combine these colors. A heathered gray couch is a classic choice for a living room, but you can make it look truly distinguished with a couple of teal accent pillows. It’s hard to go wrong with this versatile combination—just be sure you include enough white, very pale gray, or another neutral to open up the color scheme.
21. Powder Blue and Teal
Hex Codes: #b0e0e6, #307473, #7a82ab
Powder blue might make you think of baby showers and nurseries, but this soft shade of blue can realistically work in just about any room in the house. And like many other shades of light blue, powder blue seems right at home next to teal. The combination of the two is ideal for use in a bathroom. Paint the walls powder blue and the cabinets white. Then, for a burst of unexpected color, add a teal shower curtain and teal towels.
This color combination can also look nice in a kitchen. A teal backsplash (or one patterned with teal and white) will look refreshing, especially with powder blue walls and cabinets with a natural wood finish.
22. Chestnut Brown and Teal
Hex Codes: #5d2f27, #36827f, #d4cdab
Teal goes with various shades of brown. It also looks nice with orange. You can get the benefit of both colors when you combine teal with rich, chestnut brown. One of the best ways to do this is to put reddish-brown leather furniture against a teal accent wall (or multiple walls). This combination looks best with cool white wall trim.
You can also choose wood with a reddish-brown finish (think cherry finishes or similar). In a dining room, a cherry-finished dining set will go wonderfully with cream walls and a teal rug. Add a table runner if you need a little more teal.
23. Golden Yellow and Teal
Hex Codes: #fccb06, #06908f, #bfbdc1
Golden yellow is rich and beautiful, and it’s reminiscent of autumn leaves. As is the case with many shades of yellow, it’s often regarded as being too warm for a living space. However, teal is the perfect shade for cooling things down.
Believe it or not, golden yellow works well as a wall color. You can add teal curtains and a few room accents to balance out the warmth of yellow and then bring the whole color scheme back to earth with a deep, espresso-brown leather couch. For an alternative take on this unique color combination, choose chairs or couches patterned with teal and white and then include them in a living room with golden yellow walls.
24. Magenta and Teal
Hex Codes: #ff00ff, #379392, #17301c
Looking for a one-of-a-kind color combination? The combination of teal and magenta is fairly rare, but it will give any space an energetic twist! For those who really want to go all-in, give your living room magenta walls, a magenta rug, and teal furniture.
If you find that color scheme too intense, you’re not alone. You can also use magenta to create a bright focal point in a room that is largely teal and white. Try a painting with magenta flowers, a magenta statement chair, or even an assortment of magenta accent pillows on a bed. If you can find a rug striped in teal and magenta, it can also add some life to a living room that is otherwise beige or white.
25. Pumpkin Orange and Teal
Hex Codes: #ff7518, #51a3a3, #75485e
As you can see, teal works surprisingly well when it’s used alongside very bright colors. But if magenta is a little too bright for your taste, go with a nice medium shade of pumpkin orange. If you wish, you can start small with a white and orange patterned rug and a teal couch or two.
You also may want to try something a little different. For a distinctly geometric design scheme, take a bedroom and start by painting the upper halves of the walls teal and the lower halves cool white. Then add an orange bedspread. The rectangle of the bed will look striking against the rectangular pattern painted on the walls.
26. Pale Gray and Teal
Hex Codes: #d3d3d3, #156064, #a7754d
Teal certainly looks good with medium gray, but pale gray shades can give your space a refined, slightly subdued appeal. Soft shades of gray are ideal for walls. You can combine them with a teal and white patterned rug and white or cream furniture. Beige furniture will also work nicely.
For a room that strikes an eye-catching balance between light and dark, put pale gray living room furniture in front of a teal wall. You also can add some depth by layering in a few other shades of gray.
27. Olive Green and Teal
Hex Codes: #556b2f, #438f85, #7abfb6
This color pairing isn’t very common, but green-heavy shades of olive will bring out the green undertones in teal. Both are dark, saturated colors, so be sure to avoid overusing them! One idea is to create an earthy color scheme with beige or taupe walls and an olive green couch. A teal and white patterned rug will add some variety without overwhelming the eyes.
Olive and teal also look good when used in floral patterns. If you can find one, a vintage-style floral pattern with olive greenery and teal flowers works nicely as wallpaper or a bedspread.
Colors That Go With Teal
In high-contrast, high-energy palettes and serene, ocean-inspired looks alike, teal is a fantastic choice. It’s also versatile enough that you can combine it with just about any shade to create a memorable palette. With teal, there’s no need to be afraid to explore!