HGTV.com editor Camille Smith summed it up beautifully: Our October Color of the Month is “saturated, intense and a real show-stopper.” A child of the ’80s, Camille is psyched to see the return of this bold hue. I think you’ll agree, its comeback feels nothing like that maligned decade. Today’s interpretations make fabulous design statements, like this 1940s McCoy vase or this ’60s Samsonite train case. Classic looks that are totally now. (And a color you probably never thought you’d love paired with regatta blue or grass green.)
Meet turquoise’s subdued but equally stunning big sister…a Pantone top fall color…
Teal is such a great “ease me into fall” color. From those bold, sun-infused colors of summer to the moody, dark hues of winter. It pairs perfectly with aubergine, harvest gold, coffee and other excellent autumnal shades. —Lili Zarghami, Managing Editor
Look up and you can see teal in the fall sky. I love how it plays so well with this season’s grays and paired with a bright citrusy orange. —Kelley Walters, Executive Editor Design Happens
Saturated, intense and a real show-stopper, teal demands attention. It’s transformative. Just a small amount brings a cheery popm while a teal sofa or wall creates a watery, restful backdrop. I’m stoked to see jewel tones return; buh-bye greige. —Camille Smith, Editor
Teal makes a room feel luxurious, even if you’re only using it on inexpensive accent pieces. The color just feels posh! —Briana Mowrey, Senior Online Editor
October’s teal is more Gossip Girl than Malibu Barbie. All moody, rich and dramatic. Honestly, this stunning color is one of my favorites to decorate with. My couch is teal! —Marianne Canada, HGTV Home Studio
Feeling brave? Cover all four walls in this sultry hue. Or add a chic teal table lamp. No matter how you integrate teal into your home, it’s going to catch everyone’s eye, and you’ll love it all season long. —Kayla Kitts, Assistant Editor
If teal is paired with marigold, it takes on the artistic mood of a Van Gogh. —Emily Morrow, Shaw Floors Director of Color Style & Design
So, what do you think of October’s teal?
Tell us in the comments below.