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Dulux recently announced Teal as their Colour of The Year for 2014. It’s a hue that agrees with me a good deal more than Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s colour of choice for 2014 – and also fits seamlessly alongside Benjamin Moore’s 2014 Colour of The Year, A Breath of Fresh Air. Teal combines the natural harmony of green with the tranquility of blue to create a rich yet balanced hue. Although strong, teal works really well when paired with other shades of blue or green. For example, a flash of electric blue or an indulgent splash of emerald green can work as stylish accents to a teal base palette. Plus, there are stacks of stylish teal buys on the market right now; I’ve rounded up some of my favourites to give you ideas of how to invite more teal into your home whether you’re looking to redecorate or simply welcome a new vase to your living room. What do you like about teal, and have you ever decorated with it? Which of the market picks are catching your eye? P.S. While we’re talking Dulux, I’ve just discovered that I’ve been nominated in the Colour Ambassador category for the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards. What an honour!

// Photography by Dulux


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. yay!! Mr. Color Ambassador … you are already the winner to all of us I am sure! loving Teal too and from the pieces you have above … the art work and the lamp are channeling with me… I think it’s time for me to hop over to say hello!


  2. I Like these colors. There are fresh and dynamic. I used them in two recents projects. Just one blue wall. The result was great!!

  3. One of my favourite colours!
    I love the desk.

    Congratulations on being nominated for the Colour Ambassador. Good Luck! xx

  4. I bought Dulux’s ‘Teal Tension’ matt paint tone (though I confess not for decorating my walls but instead DIY favours for my wedding later this year!) It’s a truly stunning colour and so refreshing. I hope we see much more Teal appearing! Hope you are well and congratulations on the award nomination Will. Jen

  5. It would have been the perfect color of the year (I admit Radiant orchid isn’t my favorite either!). My kids had teal in their room in Paris and it’s a beautiful shade of blue/green. When I had to repaint their rooms in Aix they asked for a change. I was disappointed but I let them pick what they wanted (with a little help from me to avoid a too-bright green and a too-baby blue 😉 I love the workspace with the different shades of green/blue. xxi.

  6. Love your picks Will. I just cannot get round that Radiant Orchid thing at all. The artwork you’ve chosen is simply beautiful (and the dark teal sofa is a steal!)

  7. thanks so much for featuring my painting Will! clearly i share your passion for the bluegreens 🙂 i love the couches and the desk and your blog is gorgeous.

  8. This is a nice combination. All is looking so beautiful, lights sofa, table, chair, color of room every things ….

  9. Congrats! They couldn’t have found a more coloruful person than you. Well done! Great colour and love the sofas!

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.