Teal-Color Pick 2012

Teal-Color Pick 2012

Every year all the color experts pick a color for the year. It could be a major color in design, or a color that accents all the others and defines the year. My color pick for 2012, as the one color to use to update your space is…teal.

image via designwonderland blog

It works beautifully with many bright colors including Pantone’s color of the year Tangerine Tango!

Thanks for this retro image of teal from design sponge!

I love it used by itself or mixed with variations of the same on itself, teal…

image courtesy of earth.tumbler.com

I love it in fashion…

Gucci Collection, 2011-2012 via couture courier

And…I love it in big, bold jewelry, my own personal fashion statement…

my personal style, big jewelry-image courtesy of gypsyville.com

For me, the color that will enhance all other colors of the year… is teal. It’s perfect blend between blue and green, or heaven and earth; with a mysterious quality to it…I think it truly represents 2012.

For more inspiration in using teal this year, check out the video below. I’d love to hear from you as to your favorite pick of the year. Are you in Pantone’s camp? Do you choose Tangerine Tango? Or, do you march to the beat of a different drummer. What’s your color pick for the year? Leave me a comment below…I want to know!




  1. Alexandra Brooks 5 years ago

    I like both colors. Tango would be a great in a certain kind of limited space. But if you are the type of person that looks well with a Teal background? I’d go with Teal…it is rich. And you know how we feel about rich!

  2. susan wechsler 5 years ago

    beautiful post!
    thanks for sharing!

  3. margrit 5 years ago

    i enjoyed the pictures very much but i am not a blue or teal person

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      Irene Turner 5 years ago

      Thanks for commenting Mom! Glad to know you stopped by

  4. I LOVE your teal, Irene! And I am especially partial to big, bold jewelry. Kudos to your Mom! Neither of my parents is able to get on my blog.

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      Irene Turner 5 years ago

      I know Marilyn. I’m quite proud of them actually. My Dad got an iPad for his 80th and loves it. He’s on FB and comments all the time! Love that about both of them…even IF my mother is not a blue or teal person: )

  5. Donna Frasca 5 years ago

    Love the Teal! – My choice for color for 2013 is Salmon – from the spicy to the soft.

    • Author
      Irene Turner 5 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Donna, I love hearing other experts opinions!

  6. Terrie Hall 5 years ago

    I love both colors, but the teal is fabulous!

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      Irene Turner 5 years ago

      It is isn’t it Terrie? I’m curious as an expert yourself what you would choose to represent this year?

  7. Dawn 5 years ago

    Looking for a teal paint color. Any recommendations? Love the one in first photo here.

    • Author
      Irene Turner 5 years ago

      depends on what you are painting Dawn. Interior, Exterior, front door, bathroom etc.

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