(Closed) What is the difference!

posted 7 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Is there a difference between teal and turquoise?
    Of course! That's like night and day! : (20 votes)
    49 %
    No. I use the terms interchangeably. : (13 votes)
    32 %
    Umm, good question... : (8 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think of a lighter blue for turquoise (like indian jewelry)

    and I think of a darker blue green for teal

    Post # 4
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Lol. I guess just teal has more green in it?

    They look so similar to me as well. My friend was SPAZZING trying to choose between “coral” and “guava.” I was like……wtf? Pink? 🙂 So I feel ya.

    Post # 5
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think teal has a little bit of a green hue where turquoise doesn’t

    Post # 6
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    everyone will have a slightly different shade for teal/turquoise. your best bet is to carry around samples of the shade you actually want.

    Post # 7
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    teal has more green undertones while turquoise is more blue.  Your board has both.

    Post # 8
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Everyone’s idea of a color is different, my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are “lipstick” but to me it’s a rapberry pink and most people assume red when they hear lipstick.  my advice to you would be to find the dresses or something else significant (table linens or the hue in your centerpiece maybe) and just match the everything else to that…you might end up ordering teal stuff from one vendor and turquoise from another.

    Post # 9
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    In my non artistic terms, I would just say teal is darker lol

    Post # 10
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Teal is darker with more green to it while turquiose is usually a ligher blue.  The ties you posted actually show the difference quite nicely.  The inspiration board you posted includes both teal and turquoise.

    Post # 11
    870 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have a color of blue I’m using in my wedding and I don’t know the name so I just bring the sash from my MOH’s dress to match everything against. lol. There are so many names for the same thing it’s hard to tell the difference. I think teal is a little more green though.

    Post # 12
    608 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Does it matter which is which?  You have several slightly different shades on there.  I’d just find things you like and when need be send a photo to a vendor or that awesome inspiration board and they will get it. 

    Post # 13
    744 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Teal is a little bit more green… I think…

    Post # 14
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    They are the exact same thing, just different names. Also, no two manufacturers use the same color names for the same shade. Meaning that one manufacturer’s teal or turquoise will be entirely different from teal or turquoise by someone else.

    Just pick up paint chips in your colors at Walmart or Lowe’s and don’t pay one bit of attention to the name (which will be something else entirely) but use the color itself as a guide for both you and your vendors. If you get hung up on color names, you will only drive yourself crazy needlessly.

    Post # 15
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I don’t mean to confuse you even more, but teal is a dark Tiffany blue, in my opinion. I had the same problems when i started searching for turquoise colors.

    There is pool, aqua, tiffany blue, teal, turqoise, blue curacao etc. It’s the same with every other color family ( lime, sunbeam, canary etc, they are all yellow)

    Then i realized that every person has a different color perception. So what i consider aqua might seem blue curacao for someone else, but in the end they all belong to the same color family. I think you can use different shades, no one will notice if there are slight differences, and mixing lighter shades with dark ones like in the inspiration board also looks very nice.

    Maybe this one helps you to see the differences a bit more, it’s the color intensity and composition that creates different shades



    Post # 16
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I forgot one thing. I disagree with a PP that they are all the same, though i’m not sure what it’s like in the USA. But in Europe there are color standards, the RAL system, which means that every color gets a special code. I don’t know if that system is used for clothing and fabrics, but e.g. for wall painting. The color code makes sure that you always get the exact same color no matter where you buy it.






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