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Chalk Paint Inspiration – Duck Egg

Hello! Gee it’s been a month! I’ve been desperately holding on to November but it seems to be slipping through my fingers pretty quickly. I’ve started decorating the store for Christmas and I’m hoping to share some pictures soon.

This post I’m talking all things Duck Egg Blue, part of a series sharing some inspiration based on the Annie Sloan colour palette. It’s no secret I love this colour (check out my logo!) and it’s been really popular since the store opened in September.

Duck Egg 1

I’ve always said I’m a blue / green girl, and Duck Egg is certainly one of my go-to colours. A soft greenish blue, in store I find some people are surprised at just how subtle it is, and how versatile. While it is certainly perfect for french inspired interiors, I can equally see it in more coastal and farmhouse styles. It works beautiful with both Pure and Old White, as you can see in a few of my past projects below.

duck egg by annie sloan

Speaking of perfect partners, I’ve most recently completed a Duck Egg and Graphite bedside for a client. The combination is just beautiful, quite sophisticated, and I’ve had a number of customers purchase paint to replicate the look at home. Coincidentally, I was asked by a couple of visitors to the store how I achieved an even line round the edges and thought I’d share my tip – For this piece I painted down and over the edges I intended to paint in Graphite with Duck Egg first, so that I was only painting one neat line rather than two. Once the Duck Egg coat was dry I started on the Graphite, using an artists brush on the top edge. It is by now means perfect, it is after all hand painted, but still beautiful.

duck egg

The stenciled beauty below is from Finding Silver Pennies, combining Duck Egg and Old White. A simple pattern but a stunning result. You can see more here.

duck_egg_blue_chalk_paint_dresser-finding silver pennies

The project below from Pretty in Paint again shows just how beautiful Duck Egg is with a stained wooden top and a little more distressing. Very country farmhouse and I love it. And while we’re at it, those peonies are just amazing too! You can see more of Bernie’s beautiful work here.

Pretty in Paint duck Egg

So what about you – have you used Duck Egg Blue on any of your projects? I’d love for you to share it below.

You can see previous posts in the series below:

Aubusson Blue

 

Catherine xx

 

 

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