‘Duck blue’ is a literal translation from the French “bleu canard”. Although you can say ‘pigeon blue’ and ‘peacock blue’ in English, none of them is quite like the duck blue, which is the color this year. It is everywhere this season: on walls, on armchairs and on fabrics, the whole house is dressed in blue! It goes from turquoise to dark green, but we can still pick a trend…
A turquoise-like duck blue on strangeclosets blog and at Eddie Ross’ in NY
A lighter duck blue at Marie-Claire Maison and Agathe Azzis
The original duck blue, as seen at Guardarte, Mis en Demeure, JNL Collection, Hay or La Redoute
Why call it ‘duck blue’: the origins
NB: if you want to paint your walls in duck blue, better do just one side of the room rather than the whole room, unless your room has very good lighting. Try also to pick a shade that is not too dark and prefer it matt than shiny (I’ve been there…).