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Toss together two cool colors, blue and green, and you come up with teal – one of the design world’s hottest favorites.

This versatile beauty is bold enough to stand on its own, yet modest enough to play a supporting role in a variety of decorating schemes. If you’re eager to add instant impact to your home, pick up a paintbrush and transform any room into a sophisticated haven with a touch of teal.

Whether you opt for the color’s full-on intensity or soften its influence with a touch of white or pale gray, teal makes a beautiful backdrop for a spectrum of shades, from subtle pastels to vibrant brights. Add a few teal accessories to a neutral-themed room for a sophisticated, contemporary look. Use teal as a foil for fuchsia and coral or pair it with warm orange and ochre; you’ll discover it’s one of the most adaptable accent colors around.

So whether you commit to a room shimmering with teal walls or scatter touches of it throughout your home, you’ll appreciate the cool ambience teal brings to your décor.

—Susan Carvell/Homes Writer

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