The first recorded use of teal (bluish green) as a color name in English was in 1917. As a color, its name is believed to have been taken from the small freshwater Common Teal, a member of the duck family, whose eyes are surrounded by this color. Below is a photo of a Teal and some examples of teal variations.
|Teal color chart|
Teal is not the easiest color to use in decorating unless you lived in the 1980s when it was wildly popular mixed with purple. Ah, you can always add purple transferware!
|Teal printed transferware with a bit of purple|