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For October, our trend savvy HGTV.com editors chose teal as the Color of the Month. This lovely shade falls somewhere between blue and green. While researching ideas for using this rich color, I came across a wide spectrum of tones, many of which were called teal but seemed too blue. I think a true teal has more green in it. I compiled a few ideas on how you can use this color in your next event. First up, sweets like candy, cupcakes, sprinkles and candy apples that are eye-catching and easy to serve at a casual or elegant gathering.

tealpartyideasteal sweets :: sprinkles, candy apples, candy corsage, chocolate bar, cupcakes

Paper is always an essential part of the party, at least for me. Use invitations, tags, thank you notes and paper decorations in teal to carry the color scheme throughout.

tealdecoratingideasteal paper elements :: thank you cards, tags, pomettes, tissue flowers

I spotted some great decorative pieces in teal that can add the color and style to your gathering. I love this custom made initial, which could be placed on your food/dessert table or by the front door to greet guests. The gorgeous pattern is fabric, which could be used to make a table cloth or runner.

tealdecoratingideasdecorative elements :: letter, pitcher, plate, fabric

Teal is a very easy color to wear, whether you are dressing  up for a party or going casual for a small gathering.

tealdecoratingideasteal fashion :: earrings, dress, bracelet

Have you ever entertained with teal? Is it a color you typically wear?

Let me know in the comments below!

33 Responses

  1. Kayla@HGTV says:

    I can't take my eyes off the teal candy apples. I've never entertained with teal, but I'm now thinking it would be a gorgeous color for my (future) wedding. And as Briana and I were commenting about earlier, I have teal on my fingernails right now, but surprisingly enough, I don't have that much in my closet. I may need to go shopping this weekend ;) Beautiful post, Kim!

  2. Marcela says:

    Beautiful post! Teal is my favourite colour.

  3. Ryan says:

    I'm sad to see that you didn't include any San Jose Sharks paraphernalia…

  4. Briana@HGTV says:

    Agreed. Those teal candy apples are mind-boggling! I'm transfixed. At first I thought they must be cake pops, but candy apples are way cooler.

  5. Thank you, Kayla! When I was researching, I came across teal nail polish and loved it!

  6. Stacy@Scrumptious says:

    Well done round up Kim ;) agreed the candy apples are HOT ;) !! Love the color teal my closet is filled with it ;) from gym clothes to dresses to shoes ;)

  7. dragonflyexpression says:

    Great Post! I love that color! Those earrings are beautiful! I'm in the middle of creating handmade paper flowers for a wedding in this lovely color!

  8. @RUaDSarah says:

    I LOVE teal. It was the main color in my wedding. We used dark teal & light green. It's so beautiful. I'm actually wearing teal flats right now!

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