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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!

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  3. Krystal says:

    I'm loving teal over here, too! We're getting ready to paint our playroom a beautiful tangerine-y color and accenting it with teal!

  4. Robin says:

    Teal. Can be very old , or very new! Works both ways, and goes with so much! Never thought about pairing it with apples. What a thought provoking idea! Love your style

  5. arete design says:

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