The Teal Deal

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.



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.