Colour stories: Teal

Cool and edgy or calm and serene? Both. Make a splash with the season’s hottest hue


A tonal scheme creates a harmonious space. Mixing up textures and shapes builds interest and depth.

Turin brass armchairs upholstered in Lelièvre’s Cosmos 383-27 velvet in Neptune, £2,142 each, Julian Chichester. Elm ladder in Teal, £195, Orchid Furniture. Big Cloud laminate
shelf in Nimbus Blue, £299, Mobilier de Compagnie for Ibride at Amara. Pinched porcelain vases, from £120 each, Kelly Hoppen. Lycia wool rug; and Teal Paintbox wool rug, from £900 each, both Bluebellgray. Flip-flops, £20, Havaianas at Net-A-Porter


An oceanic-coloured console makes real impact in a light Scandi space. Complementary accessories tie the look together.

Elm console table, £895, Orchid. Ceramics from left: vase with tall neck, £54, Ceramicist Vase Collection at West Elm; Turk vase, £30, Habitat; and Al Fresco pasta bowl, £8, John Lewis. Juggling balls, £2.50 each, Firetoys. Large resin coral sponge, £22, Kelly Hoppen. Wet Day, 2014, by Howard Hodgkin framed print, £3,000, courtesy of the Alan Cristea Gallery. Manila rope, from £5.65 per m, Master Ropemakers.


Bright aqua pendant lamps and cool mint accents help perk up a fuss-free home office.

28 Series glass pendant lights, from £320 each, Omer Arbel for Bocci at Twentytwentyone. Barcelona clock, £640, Poliform. Tubo Carrara marble desk top, £988; and steel desk frame, £360, Sam Hecht and Kim Collin for TOG at Heal’s. Duffy steel chair upholstered in Denver viscose-mix in Sand, £238.50, Calligaris. Blutune 65 radio in Marine Teal, £150, Roberts Radio. iPad Air 2, from £399, Apple Store. Binders, address book, pencils and pencil case, all


A sumptuous velvet ottoman worked in jewel-like peacock pops against an all-white backdrop.

Allegri ottoman, £3,260, The Sofa & Chair Company; upholstered in Façade F6610-12 velvet, £54 per m, Osborne & Little. Beech and steel folding screen, £2,736, Eileen Gray at Aram Store. Steel Standing Lamp No 1, £1,163, Muller Van Severen at Viaduct. On ottoman, from left: velvet cushion covers in Dancing Dew and Lago, £64 each, Kirsten Hecktermann; and Aurelia velvet cushion in Delft, £65, Designers Guild. On the floor: Dancing Dew velvet cushion cover, as before; and Brera Colorato striped cushion in Turquoise, £75, Designers Guild. Dumbbells, from £110 per pair, Alma.


The natural wood in this cabinet makes an elegant foil for the impact of bold blue – the ideal stash for a treasure trove.

Vitrina oak, MDF and glass cabinet in Water Blue, £3,395, Hierve at Case Furniture. About a Stool 38 oak and canvas stool in Teal, £295, Hee Welling for Hay at Liberty. Sunset Colour Study wall art, £129, West Elm. Wood ladder/towel rack, £49.99, Zara Home. Quaternio Blue wool throw, £210, Zuzunaga. In cabinet: Rustic tumblers in Turquoise, £5.95 each, Grand Illusions; Waterscape vases, from £19.95 each, West Elm; resin coral sponges, from £17 each, Kelly Hoppen; crackle-glazed pots in Turquoise, £5.95 each, Grand Illusions; Färgrik 18-piece dinner service in Orange, £13.50, Ikea; and seashells, from £2.50, Karen Miller at Doris Brixham. Washed Blue basket, £39.99, Zara Home. Odisha cotton throw in Rust, £100, Living by Christiane Lemieux at House of Fraser.


An elegant leather table commands centre stage, but offset any fusty formality with fun objets. Your home, your rules…

Brogue leather and brass side table in Teal Grey, £3,240, Boutique & T Collection, Bethan Gray at Harrods. Glass globe, £69, Kelly Hoppen. Gravel, £18 for a 25kg bag, Squires Garden Centre. White fish sculpture, £9.95, Dwell. Orange fish wall ornaments, £12.95 each, Graham and Green. Standing at the Edge acrylic painting by Omar Obaid, £220, Artfinder. Acacia Blue wool rug, £405, Linie Design at Heal’s. Shark figurine, £39.99, Zara Home. Osaka sofa and Softest throw, as before.


Sophisticated colours can still have their fun side… and animals are as on-trend as teal.

Fluid wood side table, £818, P Salvadè for Porada at Chaplins. Toucan velvet and flock lamp, £80, Abigail Ahern/EDITION at Debenhams. Classic 746 phone, £55, Berry Red. Faux lobster, £8.40, DZD. Kaleido tray, £11, Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay at Selfridges. Ridley’s domino, £15 for a set, The Conran Shop. For bed and bedding, see opposite.


Drift off in a swathe of luxurious blue fabrics… A sturdy rattan bed will keep you anchored.

Hexa bone-inlaid mango wood and MDF coffee table, £780, Anthropologie. Nomad rattan and wood king-size bed, £795 (mattress not included), Loaf. Linen pillowcases in, from left, Celadon Green, approx £25, Merci Merci; and Kelly, £68, Anthropologie. Bottom sheet: linen duvet in Kelly, from £208, Anthropologie. Top sheet: Biella Dusky Blue/Cloud reversible linen king-size duvet cover, £165, Designers Guild. Terracotta Revival throw, £29.99, Dunelm. Bedspread: lace in Ribbon 130591, £99, Momentum Sheers and Structures collection at Harlequin. Biella Dusky Blue/Cloud reversible linen pillowcase, £20, Designers Guild. Fisherman 300 pendant light, £494, Mattias Ståhlbom for Zero Lighting at David Village Lighting. Anchor light, £295, Doris Brixham. Cote Nord candles, from £3.95 each, Grand Illusions. Crab figurine, £39.99, Zara Home. Kaleido trays, from £11 each, as before.

Photography / Damian Russell

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