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Teal is a low-saturated color, a bluish-green to dark medium, similar to medium blue-green 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. The complementary color of teal is coral. 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.
Its name is derived from the Middle English tele, a word akin to the Dutch taling and the Middle Low German telink. 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. 
Variations of teal 
Teal blue 
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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.
The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers, and in fact, teal was a heavily used color in the 1950s and 1960's.
Teal blue is also the name of a Crayola crayon color (see color #113) Teal Blue, a lighter and brighter tone of teal blue.
Teal in human culture 
- Teal (and blue) with orange are frequently used with digital color casting in movies, aiming for a more dynamic and contrast-rich image.
- There is a supplement to the regular Unitarian Universalist English hymnal (the cover of which is colored slate gray) called the teal hymnal, which consists of hymns in Spanish. It was first introduced in 2005 and greatly expanded in 2009.
- The Intercessors of the Lamb, a Roman Catholic lay ecclesial movement, wears as its habit a teal scapular, which symbolizes the community's role as intercessors between heaven (blue) and earth (green).
- The Port Adelaide Football Club uses teal as one of its major colors. Its main colors are black with teal and white as its minor colors. It is the only team in the Australian Football League to use teal.
- The San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League use teal as their main color. Their American Hockey League farm team Worcester Sharks also play in teal. The Sharks are generally regarded as being the first team to make the color teal popular in sports.
- The Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League use teal as their primary color. The Miami Dolphins use a teal-like color called "aqua green".
- The Detroit Pistons used teal as one of their primary colors from 1996 to 2001.
- The Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets of the National Basketball Association used to have teal as their primary color (in 2008, they changed to Creole blue).
- The Penrith Panthers from the Australian National Rugby League use teal for their alternative strip.
- Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners use "northwest green" as a secondary color, this is not to be confused with teal as it is more of a dark cyan.
- The Liverpool Football Club had a teal 3rd kit shirt for the 2008/09 season.
- The University of North Carolina at Wilmington Seahawks use teal as one of their major colors.
- Ovarian Cancer
See also 
- Web.forret.com, Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #008080 (Teal):
- W3.org, W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
- Paint-N-Stain INC. "What Color is Teal and what color goes with it ?". Painting and Decorating Concourse. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; color sample of Teal: Page 101 Plate 39 Color Sample L7
- Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Perigee. p. 145. ISBN 0-399-52894-6.
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; color sample of Teal Blue: Page 101 Plate 39 Color Sample L6
- Plochere Color System
- Voices on the Journey: Introducing a Spanish Hymn Supplement (Report of the 2009 Unitarian-Universalist General Assembly):
- Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
- The dictionary definition of Teal at Wiktionary