The beautiful colours that hover between blue and green have long been valued for their special qualities. Turquoise, a gem that combines blue and green with a touch of yellow, was believed by the ancient Persians to ward off the evil eye. They wore the blue-green stones as a protective charm. In ancient Mexico, turquoise was reserved for the gods and could not be worn by mere mortals.
Teal, a mixture of blue, green and a touch of grey, is simply a darker shade of turquoise. Both teal and turquoise radiate the peace, calm and tranquillity of blue and the balance and growth of green. Consider using turquoise in the bedroom to create a sweet feminine feel, while darker teal shades add lively sophistication to living rooms and hallways.