Teal bathroom decor: ideas and accessories to create a tranquil haven
Give your tired bathroom a beautifully calming makeover with our pick of the best teal bathroom ideas and accessories
If your dream bathroom is the perfect balance of fresh but comforting, soothing yet energising, you can't go wrong with teal tones.
From stunning teal tiles to statement teal vanity units, keep reading to discover our pick of the best teal bathroom inspiration!
Is teal a good colour for a bathroom?
If you're looking to transform your bathroom into a tranquil but restorative space, teal is actually one of the best colours you can choose for your decor - and there's a specific reason why.
As teal combines both blue and green, it's one of the very few colours that boasts the soothing effect of the colour blue while simultaneously possessing the rejuvenating properties of green. In other words, teal can make you feel relaxed and re-energised at the same time, making it a perfect choice for the space where you start and end your day.
Teal bathroom décor
Looking to transform your bathroom with teal tones? Get inspired with our pick of the best teal bathroom décor ideas below!
Team teal tiles with monochrome flooring
Whether you're redecorating a period property or looking to add character to a new-build home, teaming teal wall tiles with a monochrome flooring will instantly give your space a sophisticated, Art Deco inspired edge. Black and white checkerboard floors look particularly striking when contrasted against a peacock-toned metro tile - the combination of traditional, geometric flooring and sleek subway tiles is guaranteed to give your bathroom a timeless look.
Add textured teal wallpaper
If you're looking to add a splash of teal into your bathroom but your budget won't stretch to cover brand new tiles, don't fret - textured bathroom wallpaper is here to save the day! Try adding a textured teal wallpaper - like this one from B&Q - above your sink area to give your bathroom an expensive tiled look for a fraction of the price. Add matte black bathroom hardware to enhance the contemporary luxury feel - you can find these for pocket-friendly prices at all the usual DIY stores!
Contrast arabesque and metro tiles
When many of us picture bathroom tiles our minds instantly imagine metro style, and while there's absolutely nothing wrong with opting for this classic New York inspired tile in your bathroom design, it's also worth considering how the many other tile styles would look. Arabesque tiles, for example, are inspired by Middle Eastern architecture and have gentle curves that are perfect for balancing out particularly angular rooms. If you want to create a statement, why not try combining teal arabesque tiles with some classic white metro tiles? The contrast of curves against the horizontal lines will give your bathroom a fresh, contemporary feel.
Combine cool teal and grey
If the idea of a totally teal bathroom isn't quite your thing, why not try combining it with sleek, contemporary grey? As teal and grey are both cool tones, they work in total harmony with each other and can look fantastic combined in patterned flooring or styled next to each other on walls. Our suggestion? Try teaming teal metro tiles with a light grey concrete effect wall and funky geometric floor tiles - it'll leave you with a sophisticated, industrial-inspired look that's sure to stand the test of time.
Create a two toned teal feature wall
If you're looking to dip your toe into the teal trend without committing to a full room makeover, a teal feature wall could be for you. Whether you opt for a single toned tiled wall or combine two different shades of teal to create an interesting focal point, a feature wall will breathe new life into your space in no time. To complete the look, try adding a minimalist, sculptural bath and sink to keep the attention on the wall.
Style a teal vanity amongst dark decor
If your dream bathroom is luxurious and dramatic, try styling striking teal feature furniture amongst a dark decor scheme. For an expensive, sumptuous look, team a vivid teal vanity with dark charcoal panelling and vintage inspired wallpaper - your space will feel cosy, cocooning and opulent in no time.
Teal feature sink
If you want teal to be the star of the show in your bathroom, put it front and centre! If you've got the budget for a total bathroom renovation, why not think outside the box and opt for a statement layout like the one pictured above? Something like this standalone wall, tiled in stunning light teal ceramic tiles, will instantly give your bathroom the wow factor.
There once was a time when panelling seemed to be reserved for the decor in old, listed properties, but nowadays, we know that just because you're not living in a Victorian, Georgian or Edwardian home doesn't mean that you can't add depth and character with some beautiful painted panelling! To give your bathroom character, you can easily install your own wooden panelling (here's how to make and install your own) before giving it a lick of dusky teal paint. To keep the space fresh, we suggest finishing the look with a sleek, marble effect floor - it'll give you luxury vibes in a flash!
Team teal with copper accents
If you're looking to give a teal bathroom a rustic, layered look, nothing works better than copper. Whether you choose a striking copper plant pot (as pictured above), copper light fixtures or even copper hardware, adding some of the rust-like tone to a teal bathroom will have a great grounding effect and prevent the scheme from looking too nautical.
If you like the idea of adding teal to your bathroom but you don't have the budget, or time, to conduct a full bathroom makeover, adding some teal accessories into your existing bathroom can make a huge difference to the space. Something like a teal roller blind will do a great job of lifting an otherwise beige bathroom and add a bit of life. For a budget-friendly refresh, you could even use teal chalk paint (here's how to make your own) to upcycle some of your existing bathroom furniture.
Team teal walls with greenery
There's nothing more soothing than a nature inspired decor scheme, and teaming a teal shower wall with plenty of green houseplants will instantly transform your bathroom into a mood-boosting sanctuary. If you're keen to ramp up the natural feel, try opting for bathroom-friendly wooden flooring instead of traditional tiles or lino - the natural textures will complement the teal tones and help your space to feel totally zen.
Thea Jeffreys is the Digital Writer on YourHomeStyle.uk, and is passionate about all things home décor. When she’s not scouring the internet for budget-friendly homeware finds, you’ll find her writing about the latest interior trends and handy upcycling tricks.