Teal

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Teal as a tertiary color on the RYB color wheel
  blue
  teal[1]
  green
Teal
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #008080
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 128, 128)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (86, 31, 49, 8)
HSV       (h, s, v) (180°, 100%, 50[2]%)
Source HTML/CSS[3]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Teal is a medium blue-green color, similar to cyan. Its name comes from that of a bird—the common teal (Anas crecca)—which presents a similarly colored stripe on its head.

It can be created by mixing blue with green into a white base, or deepened as needed with black or gray,[4] the complementary color of teal is maroon.[5] 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.[6]

Teal was a fad color during the 1990s, with, among others, many sports teams adopting the color for their uniforms.[7][8]

Etymology[edit]

Its name is derived from the Middle English tele, a word akin to the Dutch taling and the Middle Low German telink,[9] 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.[9]

Variations of teal[edit]

Teal blue[edit]

Teal blue
 
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.[10]

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.[11]

Teal blue is also the name of a Crayola crayon color (color #113) from 1990 to 2003. Teal-green: where it is a combination of blue/green but where the green is stronger with a hint of grey

Teal in human culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RGB approximations of RYB tertiary colors, using cubic interpolation.[1] The colors displayed here are substantially paler than the true colors a mixture of paints would produce.
  2. ^ Web.forret.com, Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #008080 (Teal):
  3. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3.org
  4. ^ Paint-N-Stain INC. "What Color is Teal and what color goes with it ?". Painting and Decorating Concourse. Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Teal / #008080 hex color". ColorHexa. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ "Uni Watch's Friday Flashback: Laughing in the purple rain". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  8. ^ "A closer look at the uniforms and logos of the 90s". TheScore.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  9. ^ a b Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Perigee. p. 145. ISBN 0-399-52894-6. 
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ Kelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440
  12. ^ Ray, Dee (June 28, 2009) Voices on the Journey: Introducing a Spanish Hymn Supplement (Report of the 2009 Unitarian-Universalist General Assembly). uua.org
  13. ^ "Ovarian Cancer National Alliance – We work to save women's lives". Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. 

External links[edit]

  • The dictionary definition of Teal at Wiktionary