How to Decorate a Living Room in Teal Green


Teal is a distinctive color for a living room and if accessorized properly, it can be the base for an interesting design palette. When decorating a room using teal, keep in mind that teal can easily dominate a room if not tempered by furniture or accents in different but harmonious colors and textures.

  • Apply a layer of paint primer to your walls before covering them in teal. Primer is recommended when using dark or highly saturated paint colors; if the paint doesn't go onto the wall evenly it is usually quite noticeable.

  • Consider painting only a single wall of your living room in teal to avoid making the room feel closed-in or smaller than it actually is. If you decide to have one teal wall, paint the others in white or light beige to give the space an airy feel.

  • Bring a color strip when you go shopping for fabrics and decor, so you can directly compare your paint with different colors and textures.

  • Accentuate the teal base color with dark wood furniture. The dark brown and teal combination can lend your living room a stylish, yet cozy feel. If you prefer a lighter look, opt for white painted wood.

  • Pick out couch covers in pale beige or gray to complement the bold color of the teal paint.

  • Set off the couch color with dark brown or white throw pillows. If you have access to a sewing machine, pick out a textured fabric that contains one or more colors from your room scheme and make your own pillows and curtains.

  • Pepper the room with accents in various shades of teal and brown, mixed with some white accessories.

  • Break up the wall color with built-in shelving units to hold a smattering of old books or decor accents.

  • Open up the room by mounting a large mirror on one of the walls.

  • Lay a light-colored rug on the floor. Try to stay away from patterns that include teal; matching the floor and wall color can make a room feel closed-in.

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