There’s something undeniably beautiful about a cluster of pale blue speckled eggs nestled in a smooth cocoon of woven earth and twigs. This is such a lovely colour combination, it’s soft and delicate without being too sugary-sweet. It’s easy to get right too – if you combine soft white, duck egg blue and natural wood you’ll get instant country-cottage style.
The key, as always, is moderation. If you use a base palette of soft cream and warm wood tones, you only need to add in a small dash of duck egg blue, to lift the spirits and impart a little of the beauty of a birds nest in spring.
Here are some cracking examples of how to get the look at home (excuse the pun)
This duck egg / sky blue love seat from Loaf is just spring perfection. Like a little slice of a fresh spring day, it’s one for the pastel fans out there. Teamed with crisp white walls, a chunky textured rug and a light wood table this pared back room is a masterclass in how to use duck egg blue in a contemporary way.
You know the way duck egg blue can actually look a little bit green in some lights? This wall colour (Light Blue) by Farrow and Ball is the perfect way to bring that lovely blue / green colour into your home. Again, it’s teamed here with light coloured wood and white furniture and accessories for that fresh, spring-like feeling. Need more convincing? To quote Farrow and Ball; ‘Light Blue has a fabulous silvery look to it when used in areas deprived of light so is very popular for use on the walls of internal halls, especially when the remainder of the house is painted in the cooler more neutral greys’.
This blue vintage-style jug is the perfect way to add a shot of duck egg blue to a rustic white and wood scheme. Like a polished duck egg in a smooth cocoon of woven earth, it’s very much at home against a the light-wood backdrop. The country-style shape of the jug just works with this colour combination too.
If you’re a true fan of spring why not embrace the season fully with this duck egg blue ‘beautiful birds’ wallpaper by Dunelm. Perfect as a feature wall (I’m still a fan of feature walls, despite current opinion being against them!) with crisp white skirting and polished wooden floorboards, this wallpaper just instantly says ‘spring’ and ‘country’ to me. Two of my favourite things. I’m seriously considering a feature wall of this in my home office.
Wallpapering sound a little bit too much like hard work? Refreshing your roller blind with this sky blue patterned one is a quicker way to get the same design fix. Great for a bathroom or small hallway window it would add a shot of spring colour and pattern for a relatively small outlay. (£11.99 to be precise)
What do you think of these Duck Egg Blue decorating ideas? if you enjoyed them why not take a look at how to decorate with Cherry Blossom Pink and find out more about this free mini series, How to Decorate With Seasonal Colours.
Images: The Contemporary Home, Loaf, Farrow and Ball, The Contemporary Home, Dunelm