My Favorite Teal Paint Colors
Updated: Aug 29
Benjamin Moore has over 3,500 paint colors to choose from. Sherwin Williams has over 1,700. It's no wonder that choosing paint colors is the part of design people struggle with the most. I'm starting a blog series about my favorite paint colors to help you eliminate the guesswork. Teal is one of my favorite colors, so I'm starting there. Here are my top 5.
Sherwin Williams Cascades
This dark, majestic blue exudes a rich and mysterious personality with its swirl of gray, yellow, and blue undertones.
This is the color I chose for the exterior of my home. Look at the difference paint makes! It doesn't even look like the same house, and we get compliments on the color all the time-- even our Amazon guy was gushing over the transformation. Also a fun story: I was talking with a client, post project, and she mentioned she just painted her bedroom a dark teal. I asked her what color and she said Cascades! That's how you know you + your client are a good match.
Benjamin Moore Pacific Sea Teal
An almost-black shade of green deepened with a hint of navy.
When my client requested a dark + moody bedroom, I knew I'd pick a dark teal paint color. She loves blues and greens, so I knew it would be perfect for her bedroom project. I ended up going through about 20 paint colors to find the perfect one to match the bed wall panels I selected for the project. I also recommended she paint her ceiling and trim the same teal paint color and I'm so glad I did. It truly impacted the whole mood+ feel of the space. Highly recommend!
Benjamin Moore Newburg Green
A captivating shade of teal that brings stylish sophistication to a space.
This den space is the room my client + her family spends 90% of their time. They were all ready for the space to tranform into something they loved. They just didn't know what changes they needed in order to make that happen. In steps me. I immediately knew I wanted to use this color. I brought it up in the consult. My client said she liked it, but didn't know if she could do that dark of a color everywhere. I'm so glad she took the risk, and trusted me anyways. Check out the before picture to see the difference paint colors can make!
Paint color has the power to change the whole feel + dynamic in a space. The art you see here was purchased by my client and I used it as the inspiration for the whole space. I pulled the entire color palette from this. I also opted to keep the ceiling wood-toned instead of painting it. This particular teal paint color pairs really well with the wood tones in the ceiling.
Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal
An intriguing blue-green with a hint of gray, this balanced mid-tone creates natural harmony.
Aegean Teal is truly a "go to" color for me. Any time someone needs to bring color into a space, whether it be a bath area or cabinetry, I'm going to recommend this color! Here I recommended it to a client for a powder bath refresh. I love pairing it with black finishes and light-medium wood tones. Sherwin Williams Moody Blue is very similar.
Sherwin Williams Peacock Plume
Light teal with an even balance of blue and green.
If you've been around for a while, you know that my big project of 2022 was the Juno Medspa in Cincinnati. The color palette I used was based off of my client's brand colors. We used dark teals in the reception area, furniture, and wallpaper. We used deep blue in the furniture and wall art. But she also had a light teal in her brand colors--some light teal was brought about in the wallpaper, but I wanted to use it again in the medspa restroom for a flow throughout.
Looking for a spot to paint teal? Start here: home exterior, cabinetry, or moody bedroom/office.
Of course, there's so much more that goes into choosing paint colors! Get some sample paint swatches, hang them on on your wall with some painter's tape. Look at them for several days, at different times of day, in different lighting. Once you narrow down to 1-2, go buy the little sample size paint containers and paint a little bit on your wall to make sure you love it. I also like to search Pinterest to see the different applications of the paint color. You can also hire an interior decorator to help!
What's your favorite teal paint color? Have any pictures to share? Send them my way at email@example.com.