The Teal Deal

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  • Keep it teal with our top ideas for using the richest colour of the moment.

    There’s no denying teal is the season’s hottest hue. Whether you’re looking to create a calm and cool atmosphere or adding a pop of lush colour to a neutral scheme, the shade that’s a little bit green, a tad blue and a whole lot of cool can be used in a multitude of ways.

    Working it

    Your workspace should inspire creativity and motivation. Keep it simple, neutral and fuss-free but add bright aqua pendant lamps and cool minty accents to help inject a bit of life to the scheme. The 28 Series Glass Pendant Lights (from £320 each, Twentytwentyone) seen in this picture are a great way to add a pop of colour while keeping the scheme minimal.

    Climb the ladder

    Mixing textures and interesting accessories builds interest and adds depth to a room. We love the use of this Elm ladder (£195, Orchid) for storing the weekend papers, ready to be devoured in a luxurious armchair.

    Pure luxe

    A sumptious velvet ottoman worked in jewel-like peacock creates a dramatically glamorous feel on an all-white backdrop. Accessorise with gorgeous cushions like the Brera Colorato striped cushion (£75, Designers Guild).

    Treasure trove

    The natural wood in this cabinet makes an elegant foil for the impact of bold blue – the ideal stash for a treasure trove. These resin coral sponges (£17, Kelly Hoppen) are a great accessory to add a deep sea edge.

    Playful ornaments

    An elegant leather table commands centre stage, but offset any fusty formality with fun objects like this Shark Figurine (£39.99, Zara Home). Your house, your rules…

    Animal behaviour

    Sophisticated colours can still have their fun side and figurative lamps are as on trend as teal. This Toucan Velvet and Flock lamp (£80, Abigail Ahern at Debenhams) adds a little quirk to a refined room.

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