Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
The Native Americans believed that teal represented water and fertility. According to Leatrice Eiseman’s book “color: message and meaning’’, Tibetan Monks also believed that teal was symbolic of the infinity of the sea and the sky. For Egyptians it was the colour of truth and faith.
October Colour of the Month: Stone Cold
Teal is on the border between green and blue. Deep lakes bring mystery to this image: Think rusty algae, and for inspiration and colour combinations, look at the murky shine combined with the rough organic texture of the rock. Teal has the earthy quality of green combined with the dreamy nature of blue.
Tired of the obvious, the team at the Spaces Showroom went in search of something which expressed individuality. With this pursuit in mind we searched works of art and found this powerful blue-green work of art (above). With our minds made up, we found the closest match in our system: Stone Cold B3-C1-3.
Three transparent colours are combined and blown into a ball, and clear glass is gathered over the core to create a thick layer. After cooling, the piece is cut and polished. Each piece undergoes 6 separate grinding and polishing steps, finishing with an optical polish. While the colours are the same, the faceting and color placement is unique to each piece and slight variations will occur. Attention to detail and fine design are hallmarks of Paul Harrie’s work. (artfulhome.com)
The art that you select does not have to mimic your interior furnishings and fabrics; it can be the one piece that is a central attraction, becoming a talking point. If you prefer a more harmonious interior, then when looking for your art make sure it includes tints and shades of the colours used in your fabrics and furniture.
Plascon Teal: Stone Cold
The Plascon Spaces team loves this colour as it looks opulent and expensive, whether it is hanging on a clothes hanger, being strutted down a catwalk on an uber babe, or merely painted on a single item of interest like a carver or ornate vintage unit. We are also most impressed with our colour selection as colour psychologists believe that those who select teal have excellent taste! 😉
On the downside, it indicates a resistance to change.
Teal lovers are sophisticated and confident; they are also compassionate and faithful, protective and serene. Teal adds fun and complexity to brown leather arm chairs. Give your home an ever evolving style by collecting treasures and flea-market finds and placed against a more classical backdrop.
People attracted to teal have a positive outlook on life. They balance a dreamy view with a realistic nature. This allows them to be creative innovators.
The ability to select a colour that matches your individual and complex personality, wardrobe or lifestyle, takes time and thought. It is so important to ponder over the colour of a fabric, hold it up to the wall colour, feel the mix of fabric, light and colour, and then trust yourself.
The tonality is more important than colours matching. In the above pic, the burnt coral “Ginger Biscuit” O1-C1-1 has the same depth of colour as our green-blue teal.
As in the example above, more masculine shapes and patterns are being seen in solid colours and they give a more modern edge to an interior. This exciting piece will rejuvenate any bland space that requires a mod facelift.
This playful combination of pinks and purples (see above) adds some welcome warmth and comfort to this teal bedroom. Scatter cushions are really important additions to a colour scheme and can pull a scheme together.
Classical wallpaper combined with an edgy colour gives this room a unique personality. The only way to get to know a person is to see how people exist behind the doors of their home.