Close-up of a striking teal bird’s feather

Is it a bird? Is it a colour? Yes! It’s teal

This beautiful dark blue-green gets its name from a duck’s plumage.

The dabbling duck we call a common teal (officially, it’s an Anas Crecca) gets its name from the 13th century German word for a ‘brood’ or ‘flock’. The web-footed waterfowl have distinctive blue-green patches around their eyes, which is how the colour teal earned its name.

The duck from which teal took its name contrasts its blue-green markings with cream, white, and black accents. Consider taking decoration inspiration from nature and using this beautiful palette wherever you’re looking to create a calming, tranquil space in your home.