Further to yesterday’s post about megatrends, I opened the October 2011 Elle Décor and was hit in the face by page after page featuring hot colour contender, teal. On the cover (above, photo by Simon Upton) is a striking lamp and vase in shades of teal and in the first spray of ad pages comes shot after shot highlighting this favourite 1980s jewel tone.
Minotti features a large teal ottoman and cushion, above left, while Kravet struts its teal offerings, and Scavolini throws the hue up on cabinetry. Teal is a friendly mix of blue and green and is huge in fashion this fall so naturally enough we’re seeing it in interiors, too.
Perhaps I’m especially aware of teal because I’ve just finished a project featuring a striking pair of vintage, hand-painted Frederick Cooper lamps in a ravishing shade of blue/green. Click back tomorrow to see the rest of the completed space.