Style trend: Teal

Following last month’s blog where we discovered their rather fabulous insta page, we’ve been avidly following colour experts Benjamin Moore.

According to them, 2021’s colour of the year is Aegean Teal, a dreamy blue-green hue that can be used inside and outside your home to great effect. We have to agree, this tranquil shade is really beautiful and works well with other 2021 trends, including pairing with pretty pastels, buttery yellows and cool neutrals.

Join us as we look at how to incorporate this striking colour palette into your home and garden, and explore some gorgeous colour combinations to make your home sing.


In the kitchen

We love the way that Benjamin Moore has used Aegean Teal on walls and cupboards to make a real style statement (main image). Up the contrast with simple wooden worktops and copper detailing for a contemporary look.

In the nursery

Not a fan of traditional nursery colour palettes? Shake things up in your little one’s nursery with a splash of teal. Teal looks fabulous teamed with pastels, so there’s still space to add baby pinks or barely there blues if you like.

Dress the room with a vintage footstool re-upholstered in a complimentary style and a mix of wall art as in this example from House of Turquoise.

In the home office

This cute office space is made truly striking with the use of a bold teal, cleverly combined with pops of coral and orange in the window alcove and the designer’s choice of wall art. We also seriously love the mix of teal shades to create the illusion of more space and light.

Recreate this look by creating a bespoke workstation, laying and painting floorboards, and updating your doors. Check out our recent blog ‘How to create a blissful nook’ for more ideas on transforming tiny spaces.

In the bathroom

Banish bland bathroom vibes forever with a cheeky burst of teal combined with cool greys and whites. This bathroom has been utterly transformed, almost entirely through clever use of colour. Upcycle bathroom furniture with a daub of paint, a new side panel, and a smart toilet seat all in matching shades of grey, and then introduce your pop of teal. Complete the look with patterned floor tiles, and warm everything up with minimalist wooden shelving and some carefully chosen plants.

In the garden

As overseas travel still seems a little way away, why not create a little slice of Havana in your garden – cocktails optional! We adore the combination of a gorgeous teal wall with simple tiled flooring and exotic planting. Add strings of lights and wooden shutters to create even more character.

There’s a multitude of ways to bring teal into your garden. Paint your shed or summer house a vivid shade, update your fencing, re-paint bistro style tables and chairs, or simply accessorise with teal chair cushions or a blanket if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge.

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Image references

Main image – Benjamin Moore

Nursery – House of Turquoise

Office – Louise Misell Interiors

Bathroom – Ideal Home

Havana Garden – Gardening with Charlie