The darker hue Teal and must-watch color for 2019 comes back around every ten years and is often combined with brown shades, since these two are split complementary on the color wheel and harmonise thanks to the balance of warm and cool color temperature. The name comes from that of the duck—the common teal (Anas crecca)—which presents a similarly colored stripe on its head; color names were often given according to what occurred in nature and people could relate to (clementine, lavender, rose or olive are just a few).
In color psychology, Teal stands for trustworthiness, reliability and spiritual advancement. Ultra Violet was already selected as Color of the Year 2018 by Pantone to underpin the need for spirituality and inspire connection. It seems only natural that we seek for other hues to give us comfort and identification in a moment where wellbeing, mindfulness and spirituality are on the rise.
Charlie Schuck | Elin Face Art
Teal has been seen much during the Milan Design Week 2018 and we thought it was the perfect match for another example of our series When Interior Design Meets Fashion showcasing the similarity of colors, patterns, shapes and core messages between these two creative disciplines. For more examples of the WIDMF series, please see below.