There are some colours which come and go with the seasons and there are some that never go out of fashion. Teal is a colour that has stood the test of time. Getting its name from the coloured feathers around the eyes of the duck family’s teal bird, the blue in this colour radiates tranquillity and calm, while the green emits feelings of peace and balance.
It’s depth of colour, its ability to create a cool or warm ambience and its versatility in complementing anything from a classic look to a traditional or retro style make it the choice of many. If you’ve been pulling some living room ideas together and would like to work teal into your room décor, here are some ideas on how to decorate with a teal sofa.
1. Wall Décor Ideas
If you decide to incorporate teal into your colour scheme, then there are a number of colour combinations that are worth considering working into your living room furniture to complement it. A teal sofa works well with a bright white and coral is its colour wheel match. It also sits beautifully alongside creams, navy, pinks, golds and browns. These colours can be used in numerous different ways, whether it’s a wall colour, upholstery or a picture frame, incorporating these colours can make a teal sofa stand out, or work seamlessly to create a classic, subtle design.
These colours can also be used in your living room accessories, from rugs to tables, throws and sofa cushions. Depending on the shade of teal, it can have grey undertones, so grey accessories can also work well, such an industrial style floor lamp or a grey throw to create a calm, neutral environment. Gold can bring a real warmth to your décor, through the likes of picture frames and mirrors, while wooden furniture acts as a perfect companion, with coffee tables providing a warm contrast.
3. Living Room Ideas
The style of your room will also impact on what colours you choose to accessorise your teal sofa. The beauty of this colour is its flexibility, which allows you to create a classic look or a retro vibe in your living space. It’s a popular mid-century modern colour, creating the perfect opportunity to go for more of a retro look, using the likes of velvet fabric with mustard yellow sofa cushions. You could go for a Scandi design, with bright white walls, wooden floors, and the teal sofa acting as that burst of colour.
It works equally well with a sleek modern interior but it’s important to remember that your room’s lighting can also really impact on how colours work within a room. Lighting can change the mood of a room. So, if there isn’t much natural light, then making sure you have the right accessories to create the desired tone will really help.
With so many different hues and so many colours complementing it, a teal sofa will create a timeless look in your living space, giving you the choice to work around it however you see fit.