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Teal is a medium-saturated, blue-green color, similar to medium green and dark cyan.
It can be created by mixing blue with green 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
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|Source||Kelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440|
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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. Teal was subsequently a heavily used color in the 1950s and 1960s.
Teal blue is also the name of a Crayola crayon color (color #113) from 1990–2003. Teal-green: where it's a combination of blue/green but where the green is stronger with a hint of grey
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 second incarnation of the Hornets made use of the color starting in 2014.
- The Seattle Mariners use a variant shade of teal called "Northwest Green" as an official team color. The team also wears an alternate jersey using the color for Monday and Friday home games at Safeco Field.
- The Penrith Panthers from the Australian National Rugby League use teal for their alternative strip.
- Liverpool F.C. had a teal 3rd kit shirt for the 2008/09 season.
- At least two NCAA Division I athletic programs use teal as a major color:
- Web.forret.com, Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #008080 (Teal):
- W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3.org
- Paint-N-Stain INC. "What Color is Teal and what color goes with it ?". Painting and Decorating Concourse. Retrieved 5 December 2011.
- 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
- Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Perigee. p. 145. ISBN 0-399-52894-6.
- 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
- Kelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440
- Ray, Dee (June 28, 2009) Voices on the Journey: Introducing a Spanish Hymn Supplement (Report of the 2009 Unitarian-Universalist General Assembly). uua.org
- "Ovarian Cancer National Alliance – We work to save women's lives". Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
- The dictionary definition of Teal at Wiktionary