Teal living room ideas: how to spruce up your space with the gorgeous blue-green shade
Wondering how you use teal in a living room? We've got you covered! From teal accent chairs to dramatic teal wallpaper, here's everything you need to know about using the trending shade in your own home
If your ideal living room is a tranquil, calming retreat, you won’t want to miss these teal living room ideas.
From plush teal accent chairs to sophisticated teal and gold wallpaper, keep reading to discover the living room ideas that’ll help you transform your space from bland to beautiful.
Is teal good for a living room?
Teal is a great colour for a living room because it's a perfect blend of blue and green, meaning that it simultaneously boasts the calming properties of blue with the energising effects of green.
What colour goes with teal in the living room?
Teal is a super versatile colour - it looks great with pure white, but it also works well with neutrals such as taupe, cream and ecru. Deep teal is perfect for making coral pink pop, while lighter teal looks soothing and relaxing next to blush pink tones. It also looks great amongst dark decor shades like emerald and amethyst. If you're looking to create drama, team it with jet black or gold accents.
Teal living room ideas
Try teal wall panelling
If your living room is lacking in personality, wood panelling is your best friend - and it'll fill your space with even more period charm when finished in a luxurious teal tone. To add instant character to a new-build or spruce up a tired old space, try installing MDF panelling half or three quarters of the way up your walls before painting from floor to ceiling with a deep teal tone. To complete the look, add a light teal sofa and an opulent blue rug to create a grounding focal point.
Make a statement with a teal accent chair
Want to dip your toe into the teal trend without using it on your walls? Start by painting your space with a light blush tone (see our favourite pink living room shades here!) and opt for light wood flooring to keep the room feeling open and airy. Layer on a distressed-look teal rug to add texture and depth, and finish the look with a teal velvet accent chair. Don't forget to add plenty of gold metallic accents - your living room will be the perfect balance of relaxed Scandi and glam!
Team dark teal walls with turquoise and pink
Teal and turquoise are a match made in heaven, and if you're looking for a colour palette that'll fill your living room with cheery spring vibes all year round, you won't want to miss this combo. For a sleek, contemporary look, use teal and turquoise shades on the larger features in the room - think walls, radiators and large furniture items - and opt for bright bold accessories in pink, yellow and orange. Neon decor works particularly well in this sort of scheme - use it sparingly on open shelving and on coffee tables for a punchy yet stylish edge.
Pair teal and grey
The grey living room trend isn't going anywhere, but if you're looking embrace the ever-popular scheme with an up-to-date twist, teal is the answer. Try teaming soft, dove grey walls with a light teal sofa to transform your living room into a soothing cocoon. To enhance the cosy vibes, make sure you layer plenty of blankets and cushions - the more texture the better!
Create a focal point with a teal sofa
Whether your style is Mid-century modern, Japandi or anything in between, swapping a tired sofa out for a squishy teal design is a perfect way to add a dash of the soothing yet energising shade into your living room scheme. Crushed velvet will add a sumptuous, luxurious look, while something like teal cotton will look right at home in a country inspired space. Whatever fabric you go for, don't forget to add plenty of plump cushions to up the comfort factor!
Use striking teal wallpaper
Art Deco living rooms are so on trend right now, and luckily for lovers of teal, it's a colour that combines perfectly with the iconic 1930s design style. For a striking yet sophisticated look, try using geometric teal wallpaper to create a dramatic living room feature wall. Finish the look with statement lighting and wall art - anything that features glamorous global-inspired motifs or sunbursts, chevrons or sky scraper zig zags will do the trick!
Add a teal corner sofa
If you've been meaning to choose a new sofa, may we suggest a teal corner model? Not only will the roomy design provide ample seating options, but the vibrant teal shade is guaranteed to breathe new life into even the most lacklustre of rooms. Team it with earth-toned accessories and real houseplants for a grounding and zen retreat.
Add drama with deep teal and green
Whoever said blue and green should never be seen hadn't seen this gorgeous living room! A teal sofa is the perfect accompaniment to an emerald green living room - the jewel tones of the teal will perfectly complement the richness of green walls and prevent them from looking dull. Add monochrome floor tiles to tie the look together - if you're after a budget-friendly option, you can always opt for stick on tiles or stencil your floor to get the look for less!
Bring boho vibes with a berber rug
Teal tones work especially well in relaxed boho decor - as teal is such a soothing, calming colour, it lends itself perfectly to the carefree, eclectic aesthetic. To create an authentically boho room, choose one or two pieces of teal accent furniture that boasts a relaxed fabric, and style it amongst the seagrass baskets, trailing plants and a berber rug. Styling this way will help your living room to feel personal, homely and lived-in - don't forget to add a quirky wall hanging, or even your own macrame creation, to complete the look.
Combine teal and mustard
Dark teal walls make a great base for bright mustard accessories, be it an accent chair, a feature cushion or even a piece of upcycled furniture painted with deep yellow chalk paint. Sunny yellow has been tipped as one of 2022's top colour trends, so team it with teal for a totally on trend space!
Looking for more inspiration? Check out our total guide to colour schemes for every room.
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.