Decorating with Teal and Green: 10 of the best ideas

What happens when you blend green – the colour of nature, vitality and relaxation - with healing, peaceful teal in your home? You create a vibrant living space, filled with energy, that's what.

What happens when you blend green – the colour of nature, vitality and relaxation - with healing, peaceful teal in your home? You create a vibrant living space, filled with energy, that's what. And in case you think we are channeling a hippie healer vibe, we've put together our 10 favourite decorating schemes to prove just how beautiful (and versatile) these natural hues can be. We're giving 'green living' a whole new meaning.

Awaken your senses with emerald green hues. There's no need to go overboard - a few hints of this luxurious colour, in the form of vintage metal chairs, opulent glassware and retro textiles, bring this textural, putty-coloured eco-chic dining area to life.


1/10 Vintage Chairs

dining room with green chairs

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The French House

2/10 Teal and mustard living room

teal living room with yellow sofa

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Let's be honest, there is nothing understated about this teal living room. However, spend a little time looking at this impactful scheme and you'll see it's smart decorating at its best. Period panelling, painted a smooth shade of turquoise, seems to recede and create a sense of space, thus placing the attention firmly on the real hero of a living room – the (mustard leather) sofa.

Crown Paint
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Love Your Home

3/10 Tonal teal dressing room

room with armchair and wooden floor

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Layers of tonally similar pieces endows this bedroom dressing area with a real sense of calm - exactly what you need to stave off the drama of wardrobe dilemmas! Soft spearmint upholstery stands out from the chalky mint paintwork, while strong shades of green in the rug and stool add a little energy. Balanced, while being far from dull? We're green with envy. 

Similar vintage chair

The French House
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4/10 Grass green kitchen

kitchen with green worktop and cupboard

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Drawing on herb-like hues, this modern country kitchen is fresh as a garden salad. Painted units and a bright green chair really boost the stone floor tiles and gunpowder greys that form the rest of the scheme. 

Petersham Nurseries
Made in Design
Hus & Hem

5/10 Tropical green living area

green hammock with plant pot

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If it looks good in nature, why not bring it into your decorating scheme? Take the azure-and-aqua colour palette and relaxed feeling of your stereotypical concept of a Caribbean holiday, add some tropical patterns and apply all of that to your living room and what do you have? An idyllic space you never want to leave, we think. The indoor hammock is the epitome of laid-back living.

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Established & Son
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House of Hackney

6/10 Textural teal bedroom

bedroom with teal and green beddings

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Bedrooms are meant to encourage peaceful sleep, relaxation and revitalisation, so teal is the perfect colour to decorate them. Here, a richly coloured velvet bed grounds the playful mix of aqua-toned floaty textiles, with their floral and graphic prints. A dream of a room, we think.

Similar Bed

7/10 Fresh green and white bathroom

bathroom with green bathtub and towel

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If you have small children, this is a fantastic way to decorate a family bathroom. The bright green rubber floor and textural bath panel are both practical and fun, meaning fewer bathtime tantrums for everyone. The kids will love it as much as you do.

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8/10 Foliage green living room

living room with white sofa and leafy wallpaper

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When you're talking about decorating with greens, you can't ignore the classic combination of white and green. Light, airy and clean in look and feel, this combination is a perpetual winner. Here, leaf-print wallpaper and muted green cushions bring a traditional white living room to life. Crisp as a spring day.

Similar sofa

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Laura Ashley

9/10 Teal bedroom accents

bedroom with floral bed and birdy wallpaper

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A touch of teal can make just as much impact as an all-out feature wall. In this light-hearted, girly bedroom, a teal dressing table pulls the ditzy florals and oriental-inspired patterns together. Without this block colour, the space would seem overwhelmingly busy.

Similar console table

Similar wallpaper

Cole & Son

10/10 Teal and pink deco bathroom

bathroom with teal and pink wall decor

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Packed with Art Deco personality, this is a grown-up, boutique hotel-style bathroom that earns serious style points. The zig-zag tiling, in its mix of sage green, dusky pink and black, is an exciting alternative to metro tiles. Rather than dominating, the matt-bald bath takes a back seat, making the walls the real star of the show. 

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.