Friday Favorite Finds: Teal

Written by Hannah Lyons

Welcome back to another edition of Friday Favorite Finds, where we’re talking about everyone’s favorite greenish blue hue, TEAL!

Yes, the weekend is finally here and I can officially take a break from midterms and group projects. In fact, both have preoccupied most of my hours. C’est la vie. Oh well, that’s life. So, it’s no shock that I’m ready for the weekend and the fall festivities that follow!

On another note, let’s converse on color once again. I’m eager to share my thoughts on the gorgeous and seasonal hue we’ve chosen for you all.

Let’s talk about teal today!

Fall 2016 Color Story: Teal

But before we visit on today’s color, let’s review our Fall 2016 Color Story. From August to October, we’ve covered the following fall shades:

  1. Neutrals
  2. Pinks
  3. Leopard
  4. Olive
  5. Burnt Orange
  6. Merlot

Today, we’re changing it up and adding a hue of blue and a hint of green with the color teal. Once fall arrives, we’re quick to decorate our homes with warm tones of red, yellow, and brown. But rarely do you hear someone add peacock to that list…

However, you’d be surprised that according to fashion gurus and color connoisseurs, teal is, in fact, a designated fall color. If you don’t believe us, take it from the color experts themselves. Pantone says blues (and not the sad kind) top the list of fall color trends.

With its richness and versatility, the color teal has become an autumn classic as it continues to show up on the runway and in stores year after year.

Pairing Peacock: Mixing Colors for The Perfect Match

If you’re wondering how to wear this greenish blue shade, wonder no more! Here are our best tips and tricks.

First, because the color is a blend of blue, green, and gray, it’s easy to match it with other similar colors.

Furthermore, the blues and greens in the color make it perfect for pairing with complementary autumnal tones like burgundy and orange. Or, in the case that you don’t favor mixing colors, teal also contrasts well with neutral shades of white, like ivory and creme.

+Bonus Tip: Take note – if you’re having trouble with an outfit ensemble, try dressing monochromatic. Match items of similar shades of teal and then add an accessory of a different color to bring it all together. Don’t worry! For the most part, blue-greens don’t exactly have to match.

For further inspiration, scroll the lookbook below to see my recommendation for a fun, fall monochromatic outfit.

24 Teal Colored Items That Will Transform Your Fall Norm

All things considered, I think you’d agree… It’s now time to spruce up your usual fall tones with a pop of peacock. Whether you’re decorating your living room or dressing for a night out on town, consider adding some teal. In short, you can’t go wrong introducing this beautiful color into your wardrobe & home.


1 – J.Crew Jackie Sweater Shell | 2 – Marc Jacobs ‘Recruit’ Pebbled Leather Crossbody Wallet | 3 – JAlexander ‘Jade’ Glass Table Lamp | 4 – Chantecaille ‘Mermaid’ Eye Color | 5 – Stila ‘Stay All Day’ Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner | 6 – Richmond & Finch Green Marble iPhone 7 Case | 7 – Le Creuset Pepper Mill  | 8 – Jonathan Simkhai Mixed Embroidered Top | 9 – Shrimps Gustav Coat | 10 – The Great ‘The Chalet’ Sweater | 11 – Pam & Gela Embroidered Track Jacket | 12 – ASTR Faux Suede Moto Jacket | 13 – Nike Dri-fit Long Sleeve Top | 14 – Lush ‘Perfect’ Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic | 15 – The Great The Ruffle Tee | 16 – S’well Gray Malin Water Bottle | 17 – Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish ‘Wild Thing’ | 18 – Llama Faux-Fur Pillow | 19 – BaubleBar Sohvi Tassel Drop Earrings | 20 – Jonathan Adler ‘Malachite Carnaby’ Mug | 21 – Emilio De La Morena Tamara Off-the-Shoulder Peplum Top  | 22 – Free People Velvet Jumpsuit | 23 – Christian Louboutin Velvet Mary Jane Pumps | 24 – By Malene Birger Wikk Pleated Asymmetric Georgette Skirt

In Closing

Finally, we want to know your insights on this blue hue. So, do you love it or hate it? Also, do you have any other pieces you’d like to share with us? Make sure to comment below. Indeed, we cherish your opinions and value each and every one of you!

Lastly, as far as this weekend, let’s waste no time in treating ourselves to a PSL and some online shopping. As always, have a terrific weekend & sending positive vibes your way.

Graphic design by Ashley Cardoza


  1. Alyssa Renee says:

    This color is so luxe and beautiful! I am obsessed with the peplum top! =)

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    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for stopping by, sweet Alyssa!

  2. Sheri says:

    Beautiful colours. Love teal, although I don’t have too much of it in my closet.


    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it a lovely color? So unexpected for fall.

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