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Username Post: The Difference Between Aqua and Teal        (Topic#1585355)
Doreena
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Will someone please tell me what the difference is between "aqua" and "teal"?
I see both of them listed under the colors we can choose when uploading our layouts, but I can't figure out the difference.

I even googled them (yes, I am a total Google nerd) and they look exactly the same.

I always get stumped and then wind up just choosing both!

Any input?


 
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  • GMFTS on 02-21-13 01:11 PM
In response to Doreena

To me aqua is a pastel shade and teal is the deep shade.. both are a blue green.


 
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  • stick on 02-21-13 01:14 PM
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Teal is darker and more greenish-blue. Aqua is a lighter blue with some green. Turquoise is somewhere in the middle. They're really just different hues of more or less the same color.


 
Doreena
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oh okay....
so I wonder why there aren't more of those type of VERY close colors on the list! hahahaha!


 
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  • stick Said:
Teal is darker and more greenish-blue. Aqua is a lighter blue with some green. Turquoise is somewhere in the middle. They're really just different hues of more or less the same color.



What she said!


 
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  • Vae on 02-21-13 01:46 PM
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LOL thanks for the clarification... I wasn't sure on this either. To me, pretty much everything is teal. Some things are light teal, some things are deep teal, and some are just teal. I never think to use aqua. LOL.


 
Doreena
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In response to Vae

I think of all those colors as turquoise...
Never use the words "aqua" or "teal"


 
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In response to Doreena

As you can see below, I think some of the paper companies are confused about the difference between aqua and teal as well.....
(I always thought as above, that aqua is a pale, pastel version of teal but that does not seem to be the case when you look at papers...)

Alison


 
Doreena
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Vindicated!!!! LOL!


 
olleharr
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In response to Doreena

When I think of aqua I think of the bright blue of Carribean waters. Teal has a green tint to it. Turqoise is somewhere in between?? LOL! I'm wondering if you'll ever have your answer.


 
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I think of aqua as more green and turquoise as more blue, with teal a darker aqua, with maybe a bit of grayish undertone...maybe because I think of the days when decorating was all mauves or teals with gray.

Then online I saw that turquoise was supposed to be more green and aqua more blue. I'm with you...I'd just check them all when uploading to the Gallery.~Judy


 
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  • stick on 02-21-13 08:09 PM
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I just asked my husband, who is an artist, a painter. He's well-trained in color and has VERY defined ideas of what a color is, and they tend to be chemically based - i.e., the chemicals that make up actual paint colors. My blue and his blue are different colors, lol, so take this as you will. (My blue is apparently purple, and he refers to blue as cyan.)

He says it simply has to do with the ratio of blue to green. The hue - brightness or darkness - is only about how much white or black is added to a color.

Aqua - blue with a hint of green
Teal - a more or less even mix of blue and green. It's a pretty generic name right now for blue-green combos.
Turquoise - green with blue


 
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In response to stick

That makes sense. Tell Robert thank you!


 
olleharr
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Thanks Stick! That makes sense.


 
vawm
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  • vawm on 02-22-13 07:00 AM
In response to olleharr

I absolutely agree with Robert! Thanks for the clarification.


 
Doreena
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In response to vawm

Yes, that makes sense, but.... I will never remember all that so I will be checking both boxes!LOL!
But tell him thank you very much for the info.
much appreciated!


 
Diva
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In response to Doreena

Make sense. I always seen them almost the same. Now, I can see a little bit of the difference. Thanks for sharing!


 
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In response to bayamonesa1

I know I done 2 wedding cakes one was Aqua the other Teal. The Aqua is mre blue the other more green. In my opinion.


 
Mia1979
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In response to Homemaid

Im no help Doreena, I love them both lol thats why I end up choosing both sometimes unless the item specifically states "teal" or "aqua".


 
kiyawinn
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LOL! I know what aqua, teal and turquoise look like in my mind.....but I don't think the paper companies differentiate....

I agree with Doreena....if you look at my samples above, half of them are supposed to be teal and have of them are supposed to be aqua....and they look the SAME!

Alison


 
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