A Vardo is a traditional horse drawn gypsy or Romany wagon. A similar color was used in the intricate patterning of these vehicles (usually over red) which is seen as an important cultural high point in decoration. This rich teal is so full of life and joy it seemed natural to name it after something renowned for its flamboyant color. This color works particularly well with reds or dark greys. Dark Tones Primer & Undercoat.