Teal

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For other uses, see Teal (disambiguation).
TealHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #008080
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 128, 128)
HSV       (h, s, v) (180°, 100%, 50[1]%)
Source HTML/CSS[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Teal is a low-saturated color, a bluish-to dark medium, similar to medium blue and dark cyan. It can be created by mixing green with blue into a white base, or deepened as needed with a little bit of black or gray color.[3] The complementary color of teal is coral.[3] It is also one of the initial group of 16 HTML/CSS web colors formulated in 1987.

The first recorded use of Teal as a color name in English was in 1917.[4]

Etymology[edit]

Its name is derived from the Middle English tele, a word akin to the Dutch taling and the Middle Low German telink.[5] As a color, its name is believed to have been taken from the small freshwater Common Teal, a member of the duck family whose eyes are surrounded by this color.[5]

Variations of teal[edit]

Teal blue[edit]

Teal BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #367588
sRGBB  (rgb) (54, 117, 136)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (60, 14, 0, 47)
HSV       (h, s, v) (194°, 60%, 53%)
Source Kelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Teal blue is a medium tone of teal with more blue. The first recorded use of teal blue as a color name in English was in 1927.[6]

The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers. Teal was subsequently a heavily used color in the 1950s and 1960s.[7]

Teal blue is also the name of a Crayola crayon color (color #113) from 1990-2003.

Teal in human culture[edit]

Windows 95 with a teal background
  • Movies
    • Teal (and blue) with orange are frequently used with digital color casting in movies, aiming for a more dynamic and contrast-rich image.
  • Music
    • The DCI drum corp, Teal Sound uses teal as its primary color and obviously as part of its name which has become an icon of the group.
    • Teal is the signature color of the virtual singer Hatsune Miku.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Web.forret.com, Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #008080 (Teal):
  2. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3.org
  3. ^ a b Paint-N-Stain INC. "What Color is Teal and what color goes with it ?". Painting and Decorating Concourse. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Maerz, Aloys John and M. Rea Paul (1930) A Dictionary of Color, New York, McGraw-Hill, p. 205; color sample of Teal: p. 101 Plate 39 Color Sample L7
  5. ^ a b Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Perigee. p. 145. ISBN 0-399-52894-6. 
  6. ^ Maerz, Aloys John and M. Rea Paul (1930) A Dictionary of Color, New York, McGraw-Hill, p. 205; color sample of Teal Blue: p. 101 Plate 39 Color Sample L6
  7. ^ Kelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440
  8. ^ Ray, Dee (June 28, 2009) Voices on the Journey: Introducing a Spanish Hymn Supplement (Report of the 2009 Unitarian-Universalist General Assembly). uua.org
  9. ^ Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Teal at Wiktionary