The appeal of teal

Cup Cakes Wall Clock
Cup Cakes Wall Clock

Browse any website or high street store and teal quickly emerges as the hottest colour of the year.

As one of the rainbow’s more muted tones, you can easily introduce teal to your home for a fresh spring look.

Give a tired room a facelift by painting an accent wall in the dark green-blue hue or opt for delicately patterned wallpaper matched with warm pinks and chocolates.

For anyone keen to try their hand at the trend without a big investment, pick up some funky cushions to add a splash of teal appeal to the sofa or bed.

Allude to a retro British summer with lighter shades of teal and weather-beaten wooden accessories such as coat hooks, photo frames and wall clocks.

If you are about to do a spot of entertaining, bring your dining table bang up to date with the addition of exotic Oriental-glazed dinnerware or teal-hued wine glasses.

And if you want to really make guests stop and stare, an opulent chandelier will make a commanding centrepiece.