Teal (color)

Teal (color)

Teal, also called teal blue, is a medium to dark blueish green color of low saturation; a dark cyan. The color gets its name from the fact that it surrounds the eyes of the common teal, a member of the duck family. The complementary color of teal is coral pink.


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The color teal is displayed at right.

Teal is one of the initial group of 17 HTML/CSS web colors formulated in 1987, shown below.

The first recorded use of "Teal" as a color name in English was in 1917. [ Maerz and Paul "A Dictionary of Color" New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; color sample of Teal: Page 101 Plate 39 Color Sample L7]

Medium teal blue

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title= Medium Teal Blue
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Medium teal blue is displayed at right. It is a medium shade of teal with more blue.

Teal in human culture

* In Windows 95 teal is the default background color.Internet
* In an online vote, Teal was voted the most popular shade of blue just ahead of cornflower blue.Sexuality
* In the bandana code of the gay leather subculture, wearing a teal bandana means that one's sexual fetish is cock and ball torture. [ Card showing list of bandana colors and their meanings, available at Image Leather, 2199 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114 ] [ [http://www.GayCityUSA.com/hankycodes.htm Gay City USA Hanky Code] ] Sports
* The San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League use teal as their main color. Their American Hockey League farm team Worcester Sharks also play in teal.
* The Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League use teal as their primary color. The Miami Dolphins use a teal-like color called "aqua green".
* The New Orleans Hornets of the National Basketball Association use teal as their primary color.
* The Port Adelaide Power's main color is teal. It is the only team in the Australian Football League to use teal.
* Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners use teal as a secondary color, calling it "northwest green." The Florida Marlins are nicknamed "The Boys in Teal."Video Games
* The Nintendo Game Boy is a small handheld video game system which is available in a pale tint of teal.
* Teal is a choice of team color in many video games.


See also

* List of colors

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