The very first Annie Sloan Paint color I ever cracked open was Duck Egg Blue. It’s a not-quite-pastel blue with green undertones, reminiscent of French and Swedish interiors. Annie says, “it can be described as a Rococo blue, as nothing says French and Swedish interiors quite like this color.” This soft greenish blue stems from the first discovery of a good blue pigment in the 18th Century, which was then lightened with white.
It is this color that is the foundation color in my own home. A color that works well with all of the neutrals, from Old White, to French Linen or Country Grey.
But, what I love most about Duck Egg Blue is its ability to transcend every season. Pair it in the summer with pops of bright yellow, fuschia, or greens for a happy go lucky feeling. In the Spring it is lovely with blushes, soft lavenders or cream…the colors you find on Easter Eggs. In the winter, Duck Egg Blue compliments traditional Christmas colors, playing well with red’s either bright or deep and rich greens in your holiday garlands.
Finally, in the fall, throw in some stalks of wheat, white pumpkins and sashes of deep orange and you have yet another perfectly festive pairing of color!
As we transition from the summer months into the festive decorating holiday season, Duck Egg Blue is just too perfect of a color to not feature! So, for the entire month of September, receive double stamps on your Painter Rewards card when you purchase Litre cans of Duck Egg. And, the corresponding color in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is Eulalie’s Sky. Similar to Duck Egg in it’s soft bluish, greenish hue, but a bit brighter and more pastel.