Ways to Use Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal

Ways to Use Benjamin Moore's Aegean Teal

As  a certified color strategist, love playing with beautiful color. One of my favorites is Benjamin Moore’s “Aegean Teal”.

Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal- Graphic by Camp Chroma
Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year, Aegean Teal. Graphic by Camp Chroma.

Benjamin Moore describes Aegean Teal,  as  “A blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an intriguing mid-tone that creates natural harmony.”

According to the color data (LCH), “Aegean Teal” is a blue/green hue (209.5),  with a Lightness of 56 and Chroma of 8.8. In other words,  it is a pretty saturated and rich blue green that on a scale of 1 to 10 for lightness it is just over the halfway point.

Ways to Use Aegean Teal

Aegean Teal is a versatile, calming, and deep color that beautifully balances blue-green hues. Here are some ways to incorporate this rich shade into various spaces:

  1. Accent Walls: Use Aegean Teal on a single wall in a room to create a focal point without overwhelming the space.

  2. Kitchen Cabinets: For a chic and modern feel, paint your kitchen cabinets with Aegean Teal. Pair it with gold or brass hardware for a touch of elegance.

  3. Front Door: Make a statement by painting your front door in Aegean Teal, especially against neutral exterior shades.

  4. Furniture: Revamp old furniture pieces by painting them in this hue for a fresh, updated look.

  5. Bathroom: Aegean Teal can be a tranquil choice for bathrooms, creating a spa-like feel. Consider it for vanity cabinets or walls.

  6. Bedroom: Use this color as the main wall shade for a serene and restful bedroom ambiance.

  7. Accessories: If you’re not ready for a major color change, introduce Aegean Teal through accessories like throw pillows, vases, or lampshades.

  8. Trim or Moulding: Painting trims, mouldings, or built-in shelves with Aegean Teal can accentuate architectural details.

  9. Ceiling: For a twist, paint the ceiling in Aegean Teal while keeping walls in a soft complementary shade.

  10. Textiles: Consider curtains, upholstery, or bed linens in this shade to bring warmth and depth to a room.

  11. Pair with Complementary Colors: Aegean Teal pairs beautifully with warm earth tones, soft beiges, and even some muted corals or terracottas.

  12. Home Office: Create a focused and calming environment by using Aegean Teal in your home workspace.


Consider the room’s lighting and other color elements, as this can affect how the color is perceived. Regardless of how you choose to incorporate it, Aegean Teal can bring a sophisticated and balanced feel to any space.

Master Bedroom Design

I  decidec to create a master bedroom design using Aegean Teal for the wall color and chose a primarily monotone color scheme with other similar blues and a few green accents. 


My design celebrates circles and curves, mixes modern pieces with antiques, and mixes soft fabrics with glass, metal and pottery. I used my fractal art from the “Jenna” collection in the comforter, the pillow shams and accent pillow, the wall art, and on one of the antique chairs. My fractal art celebrates curves and spirals. To learn more about spirals and fractal art, see my blog article What Does Your Art Mean?


By using this beautiful color and a monotone color scheme, I think the room has a very relaxing and serene feeling. The energy in the room seems soft and flowing with all the curves, but still interesting with the mixture of hard and soft textures.

Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master Bedroom Edesign and fractal art on the comforter and pillows by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Wall color is Agean Teal.
Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master Bedroom Edesign and Jenna Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.
Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master Bedroom Edesign and fractal art on the chair by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design using Agean Teal

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By Mary Ann Benoit

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  1. Great post! Such a soothing color that I have yet to use, but definitely will. There are so many ways to incorporate it.

    1. Thanks Jeanne, it is very soothing. So nice for a bedroom or bathroom especially. Look forward to seeing what you do with it:)

  2. I love the blue-greens and so was MUCH more excited about Aegean Teal than I was last year for First Light! Great bedroom design, Mary Ann- I love that dramatic Kristin Drohan bed too.

  3. It’s funny. I’m a real lover of blue and green but I actually prefer the First Light rendering more. A real surprise for me!

    1. Thanks Sheri! The First Light feels a little calmer and more neutral. I like the metal dressers and that bed more in the First Light design but think I like the colors of the blue more. Thanks for reading!

  4. Hi Mary Ann: I have to say I think I prefer First Light over the Aegean Blue. I am not a lover of mid-range colors, although they are very calming.

    I really enjoyed seeing the comparison! Thank you.

    1. Thank you for reading:) I think many will like First Light better, it is a more neutral. Will be interesting to see what they come up with for 2022:)

  5. I absolutely love the new Benjamin Moore color of the year, and your Master Bedroom design using it is just gorgeous. It look like a space I’d want to live in.

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