The meaning behind teal
About the color
Named after a little freshwater duck, teal is a hybrid color. The teal hex code is #008080.
The English word "teal" was first used to describe a color in 1917. Yes, teal is a pretty modern color, but it has history. The color was highly praised by the Egyptians, Persians, Chinese, and many other ancient civilizations. This is because it was similar to turquoise, which was highly valued.
Teal blue became a trendy color during the 1950s, and is still associated with Mid-Century Modern design.
Like other hybrid colors, teal has a complex "personality".
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Application in design
The ideal mix of green and blue made teal an iconic and ever-popular color.
Teal hues make designs feel both innovative and luxurious. It is also less attention-grabbing than other jewel-toned colors.
In combination with warm complementary colors, teal intrigues and fascinates. Many big Hollywood movies are digitally color graded in a teal-orange palette.