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A Twist on Teal

If you love the warm, vivid tones of autumn you could find yourself falling for the rich and colourful Teal & Russet trend.
Design Inspiration Hints & Tips

Who knew a colour clash could create such a tranquil, relaxing vibe? The serenity of teal contrasts with the warmth of russet for a look that’s cosy in the living room and restful in the bedroom.

The russets can range from welcoming terracotta to vibrant red, while the teals go from aqua through to a rich navy. The trick is to allow the hues work together – a russet toned accent chair pops against a teal wall while a bold teal rug complements a vibrant orange-red bedspread.

Be bold, use colour in one solid block such as a door or an accent wall. Then introduce the opposing colour, or a neutral shade, in occasional furniture and accessories. The Ercol Butterfly chair in teal, for example, navy cushions, or a geometric rug in a gorgeous russet hue.

To add depth and interest, play with different materials and textures. A silky rug, a lamp with a textured ceramic base or a vase with a glint of copper. Warm things up with a velvet sofa or velvet armchair in a lounge, and piles of teal cushions or a luxurious quilted silk throw in a bedroom.


Key colours

Rich russets, bold teals, navy.

Key materials

Beautifully creased natural linens, glazed ceramics, luxurious velvets and quilted silk throws.


Style tips

  • Offset blocks of colour with accessories and furniture in opposing or neutral tones.
  • Make a statement with a leather vintage sofa or a bold teal sofa.
  • Combine contrasting textures – layer differently textured fabrics and ceramics.


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