How to Mix the Color Teal

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Teal is a tertiary color made by combining a primary color, blue, with a secondary color, green. Vibrant colors such as teal developed popularity during the 1700s as synthetic dye became accessible. Today, the color "teal" encompasses a variety of different hues based on the darkness and undertones of the composite colors. Test your perfect shade on the substance you intend on coloring to see how the materials will absorb the teal.

How to Mix the Color Teal
(Sasha Shafto/Demand Media)

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Blue dye or paint
  • Green dye or paint
  • White plastic bowl
  • Plastic utensil
Step 1

Put on your rubber gloves before handling dye, paint or any other staining material.

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Step 2

Dispense two drops of blue dye into a white plastic dish or bowl. White plastic bowls display color accurately without staining.

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Step 3

Add one drop of green dye to the blue dye in your white bowl. Stir the combination with a plastic utensil.

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Step 4

Add an additional drop of green dye for a more aqua-marine hue or keep as is for a deep teal-green.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Record your color combinations while mixing so you can recreate your perfect shade later.

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