Aqua vs. Teal

By Jaxson

  • Teal

    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. The complementary color of teal is maroon. 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. The word is often used colloquially to refer to shades of cyan in general, including the color cyan itself, most notably in computer games, where one of the players is given the colored cyan.

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

  • Aqua (noun)

    The compound water.

  • Aqua (noun)

    A shade of colour, usually a mix of blue and green similar to the colour turquoise.


  • Aqua (adjective)

    Of a greenish-blue colour.

  • Teal (noun)

    Any of various small freshwater ducks of the genus Anas that are brightly coloured and have short necks.

  • Teal (noun)

    A dark, somewhat colour; a dark cyan.

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  • Teal (adjective)

    Having a bluish-green colour


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