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4 Shades of Teal

4 Shades of Blue from Benjamin Moore
I can’t kick the feeling that the new white walls against the dark wood trim remind me of every apartment that I’ve ever rented. Yes, I have enjoyed the light and bright airiness of the white during the days, and it looks especially pretty with with all my other white accents, but I’m still not 100% feeling it. After the daylight disappears and our lamps are turned on it looks very bland and unexciting.

Before I ever even painted the room white I had already ordered dark teal samples from Benjamin Moore to try on the walls. I was looking for something slightly more saturated and a little bit darker than the Behr ‘Hallowed Hush’ that we had painted our living room walls prior to last week’s white attack. I was, and still am desperately seeking something fresh and new.

Of the four teal swatches above, I’m most drawn to the two on the right, ‘Galapagos Turquoise’ and ‘Dragonfly’. I’m planning on painting bigger swatches on the walls later today and then beginning to weigh all the options before officially deciding on a color.

I really like the darkness of the ‘Galapagos Turquoise’, this is exactly what I had envisioned for the walls, but I also love the familiarity of the dragonfly which is only slightly darker then the ‘Hallowed Hush’ we had on the walls prior.

I’ll be posting more tomorrow so you can see my progress. I know I probably over analyze these sorts of things, but it’s the only way my brain works when making such big decisions!

P.S. Thanks so much for all your comments and feedback on the last post about the white walls, I really appreciate it and it got me thinking about my options in new ways. Appreciate you!

in Decor, Living Room

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  • Christine January 9, 2013

    My favourites are Galapagos Turquoise and the Teal – but that might just be personal preference! I’m more of a fan of blue-teals than green-teals. They also seem to have some really beautiful depth, especially the Teal.

  • jessica January 9, 2013

    Galapagos fo’ sho’!

  • Cecilia January 9, 2013

    I’m all about Dragonfly and Jade Green.

    • Peg April 18, 2018

      Love the Jade Garden! Looking for palettes to go with it!!

  • Erin //Studio336 January 9, 2013

    Dragonfly is beautiful!

  • Mia January 10, 2013

    LOVE Dragonfly. Teal is one of my favorite colors to use in the house.

    Great blog. Followed.

    -Mia @ M i a B e l l a

    • Scoops January 10, 2013

      Thanks Mia, your blog is pretty great too, just checked it out :)

  • Scoops January 10, 2013

    Thanks for all your input everybody! Just posted about the two front runners, ‘Galapagos Turquoise’ and ‘Dragonfly’. Let me know what you think about those, and thanks!

  • Lissa July 6, 2020

    My son’s room is Dragonfly. It’s nice but definitely needs a lot of light to not look dark and closed in. His room is also very large and gets a lot of light during the day. Please post a follow up on how your place looks. I need some inspiration with this color.

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