This delicate shade is super-versatile – check out these varied schemes to see how it could work in your home
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Light, fresh and tranquil, duck egg blue is a timeless colour choice that looks good in any space. These living rooms show how this versatile hue can be used to create contemporary or traditional, bold or gentle schemes, depending on what you partner it with. Take a look.
Conjure cool and contemporary
If your style is more modern than traditional, go for smooth blue-green walls and team them with cool greys. Here, the plain expanse of colour on the wall is enough to warm up the minimal space and give a soft edge to the grey accessories and furniture.
The only other colour in this room, apart from the wood, is olive green – the small painting and cushion introduce enough of the darker shade to add some extra depth to the room.
Get cosy and traditional
Duck egg blue lends itself wonderfully to a traditional room. Here, the colour is generously spread around the room on the sofa, walls, rug and curtains. The cool-hued blue is complemented by soft creams and warm pinks to create a bright and cosy place to relax.
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Tone with teal
Teal is a bold choice of colour to wake up tranquil duck egg blue walls. Here, the stunning velvet sofa is in the same colour spectrum as the blue-green walls, but the deep shade looks dramatic against the pale-toned backdrop. Reflective materials, including the velvety rug and crystal chandelier and sconce, keep the look light.
Harmonise the hues
Of course, you don’t have to introduce another colour at all – instead, tone your duck egg blue with other shades in the same spectrum. Here, a blue-green armchair sits next to walls, curtains and furniture decked out in similar colours. The layering of tones adds enough interest to the space, but the lack of contrasting colours makes the room feel harmonious and restful.
Add a refreshing zing to your space by teaming duck egg blue with aqua, as the homeowners have done here. The aqua tray table is bright enough to bring out the fresh tones in the duck egg blue sofa, giving this living room an airy, spacious feel.
Weave in grass green
For an interesting twist of colour, pair cool duck egg blue walls with a shot of bright green. The designers of this space have created a quirky corner in the living room with a grassy velvet cushion and a vase of foliage. The zingy colour is both striking and harmonious next to the calm, blue-green wall.
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Bring in warm reds
Create a snug spot for relaxing by teaming duck egg blue with earthy red tones. In this living space, the blue-green walls are complemented by a rug and throw in terracotta and russet hues. The warm shades work well with the pale blue walls and give the whole space an inviting feel.
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