What Color Complements Teal?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 10:31:13 PM ET

Browns and neutral tones are the most calming complementary colors for teal. Tones work best when kept similar – light brown pairs light teal, and dark brown goes dark teal. The more traditional color wheel complement for teal is coral.

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Teal mixed with cream colors and whites create a relaxing, ocean-inspired feel. A mixture of a bold teal and a bold pink with gold accents provides a look closer to a primary color scheme of red/blue/yellow. If the teal color features more green tones than blue, pairing it with red creates a bold, modern look. A monochromatic color scheme that mixes teals with other blues and greys puts the focus on the brightest color in the palette.