Teal is a medium blue-green color, similar to cyan. Its name comes from that of a bird—the common teal —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.
Teal was a fad color during the 1990s, with, among others, many sports teams adopting the color for their uniforms.
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