Teal is a bluish-green color. It has a low saturation level and is mixed by blending blue and green in a base of white. The addition of gray or black makes darker shades of teal.
Teal is in the turquoise family of colors. It is one of the 16 named colors in CSS and HTML coding. The word teal comes from the common teal, a variety of duck with a vivid bluish-green ring around its eyes.
Designers consider teal a more sophisticated and masculine form of turquoise. Teal blue is a dark shade of teal with more blue than green in the mix.