Creative Colour – Duck Egg Blue

by | Bride, Creative Colour, Wedding Inspiration



This gorgeous colour is a watery dreamy grey blue with a slight green tinge – perfect for those who love a different take on blue.

Combine with browns from milk chocolate to dark chocolate and cream

– With ivory, dark chocolate and a pop of cherry red

– With charcoal grey and dark plummy red

– With deep apricot, pale creamy apricot and pearl grey

– With dark navy blue, white

– With dark greyed green and terracotta

– With cream and a pop of orange

– With cream, mid pink and touches of milk chocolate

– The cooler metals such as pewter, stainless steel and silver, zinc

– Twig nests filled with painted blue eggs speckled with brown, and tiny feathers, wire birdcages, dodda vine wrapped around large glass, white orchid filled containers

– Engraved pebbles either real stones, or cream ceramic ones

– White orchids, white or apricot roses, echeveria – particularly nice when in flower, grey leafed plants such as dusty miller, frangipani, cherry blossom, Japanese quince, peppercorn berries, tamarisk, poppies, tulips, orange banksia, anthuriums, sweet peas

– Zinc troughs filled to the brim with grey leaves, cream and pink flowers along a table covered with a duck egg blue cloth, add chocolate touches such as napkin ties, duck egg blue place cards with chocolate script, sparkling glassware, a mix of cream and duck egg blue French Provincial style crockery

– Make ‘placemats’ from heavy duck egg blue paper with hand written script in chocolate – sayings, poems, phrases that are meaningful to you. Would look stylish on dark wooden tables

– Metal work that is rusted either through a painted effect, or real rust. Laser cut screens lit from behind, flower filled urns, candlesticks, tea light holders, planters, wire trays – use as part of the overall theme to create the feeling of gentle age, or to add a point of difference to garden décor

– For cloths or table runners, consider wallpaper or fabrics in a vintage design – think Laura Ashley, Liberty, Florence Broadhurst type designs which might pick up several of the colours in your palette

– Create a ‘bower’ indoors or outdoors, by winding flowers and leaves around a structure such as an arch, or pergola. Hang long strands of flowers and sparkly beads to enclose the area on 3 sides (rather like a beaded door curtain) to create a pretty area in which to say your vows


Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, dress by Peter O’Brien from Awear card from Ceci NY, Pashmina from Eastern Silk.

  • Cindy says:
    September 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    How lovely!I was thinking about this colour and light grey as our wedding colours!!!! = )

  • Lauren says:
    September 19, 2009 at 1:07 am

    THERE IT IS!!! I’ve been trying to find out what this blue’s name is! Perfect! My main colors will be Duck Egg Blue and Wine Red with cream and black as accents 🙂

    Thank you!!!

  • Belinda says:
    September 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Beautiful and as always fabulous ways to use the colour. Perfect I think for a Spring/Summer wedding.

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  • John Barwood says:
    August 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Yes! this is exactly the colour I was looking for…thanks.



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