Teal

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TealHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #008080
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 128, 128)
HSV       (h, s, v) (180°, 100%, 501%)
Source HTML/CSS2
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Teal is a low-saturated color, a bluish-green to dark medium, similar to medium blue-green and dark cyan. It can be created by mixing green with blue into a white base, or deepened as needed with a little bit of black or gray color.3 The complementary color of teal is coral.3 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 1917.4

Etymology

Its name is derived from the Middle English tele, a word akin to the Dutch taling and the Middle Low German telink.5 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.5

Variations of teal

Teal blue

Teal BlueHow to read this color infobox
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 1927.6

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 1960's.7

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

Teal in human culture

  • Movies
    • Teal (and blue) with orange are frequently used with digital color casting in movies, aiming for a more dynamic and contrast-rich image.
  • Music
    • The DCI drum corp, Teal Sound uses teal as its primary color and obviously as part of its name which has become an icon of the group.
    • Teal is the signature color of the virtual singer Hatsune Miku.

See also

References

  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. ^ a b Paint-N-Stain INC. "What Color is Teal and what color goes with it ?". Painting and Decorating Concourse. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ a b Norman, Teresa (2003). A World of Baby Names. Perigee. p. 145. ISBN 0-399-52894-6. 
  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
  7. ^ Kelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440
  8. ^ Ray, Dee (June 28, 2009) Voices on the Journey: Introducing a Spanish Hymn Supplement (Report of the 2009 Unitarian-Universalist General Assembly). uua.org
  9. ^ Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

External links

  • The dictionary definition of Teal at Wiktionary







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