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Colour Teal Meaning

by Gary Reading, Dec 2018

What is the meaning of the colour Teal and what does it say about your personality if it’s your favourite colour, or if you like to wear teal?

What Colour is Teal?

Teal is a shade of blue and green, similar to turquoise and cyan, however darker than both.

Origins

Teal gets Its name from the common teal, which is part of the duck family. The common teal has a stripe around its eyes which reaches to the top of its head, this stripe is referred to as the colour teal. The word teal first used to describe the colour teal was first used in English in 1917.

Teal Blue

Teal blue is simply a bluer version of the main colour teal. Teal blue is created by increasing the amount of blue, in the blue-green mixture. The first time the name teal blue was used as a colour in English was 1927. Teal blue became a popular colour that was regularly used in interior design in the mid 20thcentury.

Teal Personality

Teal is reserved, intuitive and perhaps an introverted colour, teal is different, yet it doesn’t look for attention. Teal is also unconventional, someone who likes teal appreciates those things that are a little bit different. They value their uniqueness and they don’t wish to just fit in with the crowd.

Teal is also a cautious colour, not impulsive and doesn’t take unnecessary risks. Teal personality is to think before acting.

Those who like or wear teal are also probably open-minded people, they like to keep their options open and they don’t judge situations and people quickly. They are also very likely to have creative, perhaps artist tendencies.

Influences of Teal

  • Teal encourages objective and analytical thinking.
  • Teal is calming and encourages introversion and reserved character traits.
  • Teal can promote repression of emotions, can reduce feelings of empathy.
  • Teal can discourage erratic and spontaneous thinking.