Colors Of The Month: Teal & Copper

This month’s color palette focuses on what may seem like an unlikely pair: Teal and copper. Yet, this combination works together in a brilliant way, thanks to how their undertones bring out the best of both hues. The cooler tones found in jewel-tone teal are tempered by the warmth of copper, a contrast that also helps bring out the earthiness of the metallic color. Though we often see teal paired with brass for similar reasons — particularly in the Hollywood Regency style — opting for copper is a bit more unexpected and doesn’t always read “vintage”. If you’re looking to incorporate this bold duo in your décor, here are our picks in teal and copper:

Art & Design Rugs Vintage Wool Kaiser Rug

Why we love it: We’ve long believed that the floor is the “fifth wall” of a room. This makes an area rug the best way to try out a new color — like the deep teal of this vintage rug.

Modern Copper Velvet With Nailhead Trim Modern Sofa

Why we love it: The texture of velvet gives copper a luminous look, making this sofa an excellent choice for those who want something neutral — but also something with a bit more presence than the typical gray or beige.

The Lacquer Company Circles and Squares Table

Why we love it: A strong color emphasizes the form of a design, making it a true statement piece. Here, the bold teal lacquer draws the eye to the unique shape of this modern side table.

Mid-Century Modern Enamel Pedestal Bowl

Why we love it: This vintage accent piece has a clean shape that gives it a more sculptural feel, which is enhanced by the beautiful copper finish.

Vintage 1970s Ceramic Lamp

Why we love it: The 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s produced colorful designs that often featured teal — so if you love this color, you might find more options by going vintage. This ceramic lamp is a great example of the ’70s approach to the color, with its detailed ceramic base and rich glaze.

Curtis Jere Cheese Grater Hanging Chandelier

Why we love it: Like teal, copper was also used to unique effect in vintage designs…and it doesn’t get more whimsical than this chandelier that looks like an oversized grater.

Shop more teal and copper décor at Viyet »

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