An intensely bright teal paint color with green-biased undertones; one of the trendiest colors of the year 2023 that encourage us to embrace the new wave of bright colors.


The deeper we dive into the trending color palette from Sherwin-Williams, the more fascinated we are by the exclusive paint colors with a strong inner meaning. This time we speak about Lore – a beautiful color selection that encourages creativity through passionate shades of historic and natural colors. One of the prominent representatives is Blue Peacock – a lovely shade of blue-green, or, as we call it, teal, that one can witness in nature only. Authentic design projects are associated with this paint color, and we are more than happy to reveal why. 

Blue Peacock Paint Color Features

The bright greenish-blue is inspired by the juicy teal color noticed on a real-life peacock – flamboyant, one-of-the-kind, and irresistible. As a matter of fact, Blue Peacock, as rather green as it may look, is part of the Blue color family. To extend your horizons, it is part of such color collections as Historic Interior Color Wall, Curiosity, and The Jazz Age (the roaring 1920s). To be precise, these are the exact defining features of SW 0064. Celebrating historic values, passionate creativity, and unexpected and colorful throwbacks to the past century. 

Blue Peacock: Is It Warm or Cold?

For a start, the jungle green paint color is definitely not a cold color. Is it warm, though? Well, it depends on lighting (later on this). Generally speaking, we cannot regard it as warm, yet there is something inexplicably pleasant and alluring about this gorgeous color that makes us fall in love with it at every glance. To elaborate, one can surely feel welcome in a space painted in this striking shade of teal.

How Does Lighting Affect Blue Peacock?

Since BP, aka Blue Peacock, is very bright, it doesn’t allow much interference from the exterior. Lighting is not that influential, but not without the slightest effect on how this color appears. 

The bold teal shade feels rather blue, all due to the cold natural lighting in a room with north-facing windows or western exposure. Guess what happens on the other side of the house where eastern or southern exposures reign. BP is greener than ever, particularly if the outdoor greenery gets reflected in the interior. Interestingly, the same effect one can notice in a room with western exposure in the afternoon when the warm sun rays stream into the space. 

One may ask how artificial lighting shows its effect. It depends on the light temperature; is it warm or cold? And we have already explained how each type affects the blue-green paint color. Still, artificial lighting makes this shade feel deeper due to the lack of bright natural light during the night. 

Blue Peacock LRV

Prepare yourself for a deeper insight into the essence of Blue Peacock. Colorists use the term Light Reflectance Value to determine how light or dark a color is on a scale from 0 to 100. For our teal shade, we have a value of 6, pretty close to 0, which stands for true shades of black. 

In conclusion, BP doesn’t reflect light almost at all, meaning that successfully using this paint color in the interior requires either lots of natural light or an appropriate amount of artificial light sources. 

Blue Peacock Undertones

Blue Peacock, despite its name, is a balance between green and blue, and some may even see it as rather green with blue undertones. The truth is BP is a blue-green paint color with no other noticeable undertones.

Similar Colors

Teal shades are trendy now, and getting an insight into the large selection of available teal versions, particularly those similar to the trendy Blue Peacock, will come in handy for those planning a makeover. Researching the archives of Sherwin-Williams and other beloved paint manufacturers, we came up with the following list of teal musts for this and the next seasons:

  • Cape Verde SW 6482 by Sherwin Williams – a slightly lighter blue-green, which is definitely green-biased;
  • Really Teal SW 6489 by Sherwin-Williams – a daring teal color with a well-perceived mix of blue and green, a bit lighter than BP;
  • Sherwood Forest 2048-10 by Benjamin Moore – a very close shade of blue-green that wouldn’t stand out as a different paint color if it weren’t for the less intense base;
  • Forest Green 2047-10 by Benjamin Moore – a dark green shade with earthy undertones and a beautiful blue veil for a deep and sophisticated paint color;
  • Verdant Forest MQ6-05 by Behr – a dusted green-blue with a much higher LRV that resonates with the inner depth of Blue Peacock.

Coordinating Colors

Colorists prepared three matching color scenarios for Blue Peacock. You can opt for a simple yet stylish combination between teal and white. Next comes a monochromatic palette with teal and lighter variations of blue or green. Last but not least are totally contrastive colors to teal, such as the designers’ favorite – mid-tone yellow-green, or one of the available options – bright earthy brown or dark earthy red. Get the exact matches from Sherwin-Williams with the following color suggestions:

  • Westhighland White SW 7566 – a timeless white with pottery undertones polished with the most expensive soft lavender scent;
  • Blue Sky SW 0063 – a very light and pale shade of blue, a rather powdery blue used to light up the deep forest intensity of SW 0064;
  • Green Bay SW 6481 – a middle-to-dark green-blue, slightly frosted, to combine with Blue Peacock in the company of white for the trim;
  • Thermal Spring SW 6761 – mid-tone green with blue traces that replicates one of the lightest teal versions;
  • Festoon Aqua SW 0019 – light blue-gray that designers usually use instead of white to pair with darker shades with blue undertones;
  • Peacock Plume SW 0020 – middle-tone blue-gray, deep enough to stand out among neutrals and impartial enough to combine with darker contrasts, taking the place of usual grays;
  • Limon Fresco SW 9030 – a gold yellow-green injected with the softest tinge of gray;
  • Roycroft Copper Red SW 2839 – a dark yet very bright earthy brown with perceivable red undertones;
  • Rookwood Dark Red SW 2801 – a very deep and dark brown-red with luxurious crimson undertones.

Use of Blue Peacock in the Interior

We would like to start with the Blue Peacock’s love for gold and its connection with the 1920s, making it a perfect color choice for Art Deco interiors. On the other hand, contemporary design projects require bolder colors and individual choices, opening lots of space for improvisation and customized designs – use the bright teal paint as a base or accent color in any room of the house. 

Blue Peacock will always be by your side, whether you pay tribute to the past with traditional approaches or celebrate the beauty of contemporary solutions with eclectic design interpretations.

Art Deco Green

It is not surprising that green is a defining color for the extravagant Art Deco style alongside gold and black. Since Blue Peacock reads more green, it suits the contemporary interpretation of the roaring design style that takes us back to the Great Gatsby era. If you are impressed by the exuberant forms and bright colors of this style, opt for a teal base color, which is Blue Peacock, for the walls and allow yourself the liberty of decorating the space with gold light fixtures, wall decor, furniture, and hardware in the company of additional modern Art Deco colors, such as powdery pink, muted orange, and luxurious blue.

Neutral and Versatile: Blue-Green

Have you ever thought that a bright teal paint color would come to replace neutrals and prevail in the flexibility of use? Well, times have changed, and the trendy Blue Peacock can be used in different interior design styles with as much versatility as the same gray or white. 

Consider Modern, Mid-Century Modern, Eco, Boho, and even Classic in combination with the teal shade, which can work as a base or accent color. We are simply fascinated by how smoothly such a bright color integrates into some of the most pretentious styles. Switch from the classic neutral colors to something unusual and stand out with a personalized interior.

Teal: The New Color for Luxury

In an era of bright paint colors and freedom of choice in terms of design techniques, the emerald blue-green meets the design styles of luxury, with Neoclassical leading the list of available approaches. Be it the bedroom, kitchen, dining room, living room, and even bathroom. Blue Peacock is a tremendous asset for a style that breathes elaborate sumptuousness. 

Statement Bedroom

As already stated, according to the leading trendsetters in the world of color and interior design, teal is among the trendiest colors at the moment. If you are still looking for color ideas for your bedroom, stop searching in the wrong place where everything is about neutral shades. Direct your attention to the fashionable pearls of the season – bright and eclectic colors inspired by nature. 

Go with a white and teal bedroom, or add a few more accent colors, such as the colorists’ favorite yellow-green, particularly for the bedding. Besides painting the walls entirely teal, you can consider the same shade for the ceiling and interior doors to complete the statement fully. The designers’ pick is teal and powdery pink. Decorate the nightstands with live roses exposed on the teal backdrop, and witness the romantic fairytale unveiling right before your eyes. 

Teal Kitchen

Bright-colored kitchens are taking the fore, and we don’t mean neon orange and green that were popular a decade ago. The best colors to start with are saturated green and blue, and what a great coincidence that teal has them both. Unlike the soothing blue or green kitchen cabinets, bright teal brings an individual touch to the interior. Fully traditional, colorfully eclectic, timelessly minimalist, or decorated with expensive materials, one of these solutions paired with teal results in authentic masterpieces. 

Dining Room with Designer Mark

If painting the kitchen in bold teal doesn’t appeal to your sense of fashion, you should not skip this graceful color in the dining room for a fashionable color palette that your guests will long think about. Here, designers love to play with the timeless combination of teal and white with wood furnishing. Additionally, they recommend thinking of pink and green-yellow as coordinating colors for textiles. Mid-Century Modern is the leading design style, yet any personal suggestion is welcome as long as teal stands as the room’s highlight. 

Blue-Green Bathroom

Bathrooms are usually small and don’t suit such deep and bright colors. Nonetheless, designers fully encourage the use of this teal shade on walls or the vanity cabinet if your purpose is to end up with a gorgeously designed statement bathroom. Don’t pass by such choices as expensive marble or natural wood for cabinets, gold hardware and light pendants, and hanging downlight fixtures in the vanity area. 

Use of Blue Peacock for the Exterior

Colorists from Sherwin-Williams introduced BP as an interior paint color primarily. Unlike other paint colors not much recommended for the exterior, this one is bright enough to stand for itself without fading in direct natural light. Designers see the deep blue-green on the front door of a stately house with classy architectural features in white or the exterior walls of a lake house so that it smoothly blends with the natural surroundings. 

The Blue Peacock SW 0064 paint color by Sherwin-Williams is a bright variation of one of the most recommended colors – teal. Don’t be afraid to leave your comfort zone once in a while with such statement colors that change your perspective on design.

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