Teal Zeal

Posted 12 November 2011 at 11:04 AM | Comments (7)

Most people are at least two years past their obsession with peacock blue. For me, teal was never really a trendy obsession—it’s more like an ongoing fascination.

I don’t know why this color provokes me so much. But it does, especially when it’s paired with clean neutrals and brights, like in these rooms from the current issues of Adore Home and Lonny:

Teal Wall Paint in October/November 2011 Issue of Adore Home

Teal Wall Paint in November/December 2011 Issue of Lonny Magazine

This image from West Elm showcases Benjamin Moore’s “marine blue” wall paint, which coordinates with their current line of furniture and accessories:

West Elm Bedroom with "Marine Blue" Teal Wall Paint

Years ago, when I attacked my first (and only) upholstery project, I was desperately looking for teal velvet to recover my vintage chair. I searched everywhere I could get to by train but found nothing, so I eventually gave up and bought plum-colored velvet instead (you can kind of see it in the corner of our living room here), which was nice, but I’m still pining for that teal velvet piece of furniture. Don’t tell my husband, but I’m secretly hoping to own a teal velvet sofa someday!

Something like one of these, perhaps?

Teal Upholstered Furniture, Peacock Blue Sofas

Or, oooooh—maybe the teal piece to invest in is a luxe upholstered bed. And then to accent it with modern geometric pieces, like this:

Clean Modern Bedroom Ideas in Teal and Peacock Blue

So while you’re onto bigger and better trends like camel and lipstick red, I’ll still be out there, creating my perfect room with peacock blue!

7 Responses to Teal Zeal

  1. thehoneybunny says:

    I also dream of one day owning a blue sofa! Good luck on getting yours!

  2. christine KENDA says:

    also dreaming of one …Please help

  3. Mojan says:

    Thanks thehoneybunny, you too!

    Christine, the only help I can give you is by directing you to the stores that are selling them. See the sofa image above for details.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. […] I’ve already told you about my obsession with teal velvet furniture, tall vertical windows, and an all-white space, but there’s also the singular, statement-making […]

  5. Ellie says:

    How do i find out the color of the paint in the first picture ?!?!?!?

  6. Ellie says:

    I am apparently didn’t look hard enough lol

  7. Mojan says:

    Glad you found it, Ellie! Gorgeous, isn’t it?

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