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Teal is a cyan-green color. Its name comes from that of a bird—the Eurasian teal (Anas crecca)—which presents a similarly colored stripe on its head. The word is often used colloquially to refer to shades of cyan in general.

It can be created by mixing cyan into a green base, or deepened as needed with black or gray.[3] The complementary color of teal is maroon.[4] It is also one of the initial group of 16 HTML/CSS web colors formulated in 1987. In the RGB model used to create colors on computer screens and televisions, teal is created by turning down the brightness of cyan to about one half.

Teal was a fad color during the 1990s, with, among others, many sports teams adopting the color for their uniforms.[5][6]

Etymology[edit]

The first recorded use of teal as a color name in English was in 1917.[7] It is derived from the Middle English tele, a word akin to the Dutch taling and the Middle Low German telink.[8] 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.[8]

Variations[edit]

Teal blue[edit]

Teal blueHex triplet#367588HSV       (h, s, v)(194°, 60%, 53%)sRGBB  (rgb)(54, 117, 136)SourceKelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440ISCC-NBS descriptorModerate greenish blueB: 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.[9]

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.[10]

Teal blue is also the name of a Crayola crayon color (color #113) from 1990 to 2003.

Teal green[edit]

Teal greenHex triplet#264B56HSV       (h, s, v)(194°, 56%, 34%)sRGBB  (rgb)(38, 75, 86)SourceKelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440ISCC-NBS descriptorModerate greenish blueB: Normalized to [0-255] (byte)

H: Normalized to [0-100] (hundred)

Teal green is a darker shade of teal with more green. It is a variable color averaging a dark bluish green that is green, darker, and stronger than invisible green or pine tree.[11]

Teal green is most closely related to the Crayola crayon color Deep Space Sparkle.

In culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Web.forret.com, Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #008080 (Teal):
  2. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords. W3.org
  3. ^ "What Color is Teal - What Colors Go With Teal?". 2013-05-22. Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. ^ "Teal / #008080 hex color". ColorHexa. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  5. ^ "Uni Watch's Friday Flashback: Laughing in the purple rain". ESPN.com. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  6. ^ "A closer look at the uniforms and logos of the 90s". TheScore.com. Retrieved 2017-01-02.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ a b Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Perigee. p. 145. ISBN 0-399-52894-6. teal is used in.
  9. ^ 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
  10. ^ "NBS/ISCC P - Plochere Color System". 2008-10-04. Archived from the original on 2008-10-04. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  11. ^ "Teal green." Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teal%20green. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.
  12. ^ "What are the 10 best desktop wallpapers ever?". CNET. 2007-05-02. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  13. ^ van Hurkman, Alexis (2013) Color Correction Look Book
  14. ^ "Color Teal: Meaning and How to Use It in Branding". Mojomox. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Ovarian Cancer National Alliance - We work to save women's lives". Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.
  16. ^ "BBC Inside Out - Cancer screening". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-07-08.

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