Duck egg blue is a popular choice for bedrooms for good reason. Not only is it romantic and pretty but cool and calming too. This adaptable bedroom colour scheme is available as a variation of either pale green or pale blue and is a step up from white yet remains subtle enough to dominate a space even when used liberally. Its name is taken quite literally from its resemblance to the tone produced on the egg shells of certain breeds of poultry and exotic birds.
A more chic term often used for duck egg is ‘Eau De Nil’ which translates from French to ‘Water of the Nile’, so reflects the calming watery green hues of the majestic Africa River.
Described in the dictionary as a pale blue-ish green when teamed with certain complementary or contrasting colours you can bring out various shades of the versatile shade to create an array of moods in your bedroom.
For instance, by teaming the watery colour with crisp white you allow the colour to really pop and which brings out an a refreshing aqua tone turning your bedroom into an energising space full of well-being.
Alternatively by pairing duck egg with warmer neutrals like taupe, cream or truffle the combination takes on a cosy bearing that can be enhanced with plenty of textures.
Or, why not create timeless elegance by adding chalky shades of pink and grey to the mix.
The soft soothing tone of duck egg blue, with its elements of both blue and green can create a calm and content space with a sense of well-being perfect for a room where you need to unwind and recharge for the next day. Take a look at our gallery of beautiful duck egg bedrooms.
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Add a vintage charm to your bedroom with a duck egg shade that leans towards calming and watery eau de nil and team with chalky pink. The soothing tone evokes sentimental memories. Use duck egg paint or wallpaper liberally on all walls and then break it up with a few soft pink accents and romantic wood furniture with a distressed finish.
Duck Egg makes a fabulous alternative if you want a feminine scheme that steers clear of predictable pink. This romantic bedroom has been given added interested with a pretty floral feature wall framed by a pretty duck egg paint and creamy voile curtains. An oak mantel and wood flooring warms the cool colours.
A girls bedroom is her sanctuary from the outside world as she grows up. Pick a theme or pattern for the room that can grow with your child that can grow with like this pretty bird motif wallpaper in spring-like duck egg, pink and yellow shades that will last through to their teens.
The icy tones of duck egg are perfect for luxe wintery schemes. This elegant tile effect wallpaper in distressed shades of pewter adds a metallic intensity to this striking bedroom scheme. The duck egg bed linen stands out against the pale and is then warmed with winter furs.
Duck egg blue is a perfect choice for pretty country schemes thanks to its delicate nature. Colour has been achieved in this charming bedroom by furniture alone. The beautiful duck egg bed has been dressed to the max with layers of ditsy florals and soft throws. An up-cycled chair painted eau de nil completes the eclectic charm.
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Create the ultimate grown-up fairy tale room by creating an elegant watery lake scene. Cover your walls with beautiful duck egg wallpaper that tells as story of graceful swans gliding amongst, weeping willow and floating Water Lilies. Enhance the illustrations with a romantic screen of the same pattern and cover your bed in a beautiful sky-like bedspread. Have you ever seen a more serene scheme?
Duck Egg works just as well in modern schemes. This impressive yet minimalist bedroom consists simply of just a few key pieces. A glorious velvet bedspread that pours over into a pool of luxuriously soft carpet. An exposed brick wall keeps the look fresh and adds definition to the look.
This large bedroom has become super fresh with a combination of white and duck egg. Trailing floral wallpaper papered just up to the picture rail keeps the room light while parquet flooring keeps the look traditional. The ornate wallpaper pattern teamed with creamy colonial style furniture gives the stylish room an Eastern twist.
Team duck egg blue with gentle neutrals to get a warming effect. Effortlessly elegant pale taupe is the perfect partner for duck egg blue as it plays on the shades soothing tones. Add a few special details like lined ceiling to floor curtains and a shapely bed to create the perfect welcoming atmosphere.
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