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Courtney Allison's "Dark Teal & Warm Wood" Room

Dark Teal & Warm Wood


Courtney Allison


Atlanta, Georgia



Colors Used

Mirage Lake by Behr

Color Inspiration

As long as I can remember, I've always wanted a dark teal colored space and finally had a room appropriate to use it in. I wanted a really beautiful, rich color that would give a nice amount of contrast from the various wood tones of the furniture and hardwood floors as well as the bits of chrome and nickel accents throughout the room.

Color Tips

Find colors that will enhance the contents of your room. Not everything needs to match, but to work well together, is very important. Also, using various shades is a great way to implement color.

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Comments (11)

Best way to cool down an over abundance of wood furniture YET!

posted by Judochop on November 4, 2011 at 9:40am
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I like this, but would probably choose to accent the teal with one or two additional colors, so it doesn't feel so stark. Bringing in a little of that green that shows through the open doorway would probably work well. It would also make for a nice transition between rooms.

posted by RowRowRow on November 3, 2011 at 11:36am
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Absolute love this. I have been looking for a blue to go in my living room and I might have to try this one out.

posted by Kgraham86 on November 3, 2011 at 2:48pm
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Beautiful color and I love how it plays up against the green dining room.

posted by fdixon on November 3, 2011 at 3:22pm
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I love dark wood and turquoise... and I LOVE this living room!!

posted by cptnruthless on November 3, 2011 at 3:33pm
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Love the color, but I must ask, where did you get your TV stand with the narrow legs?

posted by MollyBrown on November 3, 2011 at 7:19pm
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I have a similar pallette in my living room, so of course I'm drawn to this one. :) I have some pink & orange accents that really pop against the turquoise walls (mine are Benjamin Moore Blue Spa).

posted by mimi2856 on November 3, 2011 at 10:23pm
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Thanks so much folks! To answer your questions so far:

@RowRowRow - Good ideas! I have thought about maybe doing an accent wall and changing out some of the throw pillows to add some more color - I just moved into this house 3 months ago, so we're still adjusting.

@Kgraham86, cptnruthless, & mimi2856 - Thank you!

@fdixon - You can see more of the whole house on my blog, http://www.musingsandnonsense.com if you want to see more of the colors we used.

@MollyBrown - Thanks! We bought it from West Elm back in 2007, so unfortunately, I don't think they carry them anymore. It was called the "Modern Media Console".

posted by cabrown on November 3, 2011 at 10:35pm
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Gorgeous room AND you're watching Psych - will you be my friend?

posted by minuet42 on November 4, 2011 at 9:00am
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i am most curious about your TV stand. can you give me a source on it, please??

posted by redstripe78 on November 4, 2011 at 2:11pm
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oops! sorry! i didn't open your response to see it's from west elm. disregard, please.

posted by redstripe78 on November 4, 2011 at 2:12pm
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