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Pale Duck Egg Blue Paint

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baileysmam Fri 01-Mar-13 16:34:40

zippy30, you are a star!! Tho that post has made me laugh outloud! Sounds like your range of testers is like all the one's i have collected whenever i've decided to redecorate, nightmare. I appreciate all that info because i feel sure you have saved me buying at least a few of those, was definately going to try the pale duck egg. Thanks, it does help!!

zippy30 Fri 01-Mar-13 15:33:39

Hi baileysmam, I've just painted our kitchen in Laura Ashley Duck Egg. It definitely looks blue on our walls rather than green, but is a nice, soft blue and doesn't feel cold. Having tried loads of pale blue colours, I'd definitely recommend it.

I tried farrow and ball skylight - too grey, pale powder - too pale, borrowed light - too pale and quite cold, homebase duck egg - too dark, crown period duck egg - too dark, crown period 'flagon' - nice, but green rather than blue, laura ashley eau de nil - too green, crown 'bubble bath' - too bright, like a kids bedroom colour... the list goes on! Also tried laura ashley pale duck egg, but thought it was too washed out looking. Hope this helps!

baileysmam Wed 27-Feb-13 16:11:45

me again....
thanks for all the above.
Went into Laura Ashley and looked at the chart (tho i realise theses don't always give a true representation)! But it looked more green'y than blue......
any info would be gratefully accepted!!

LittleMilla Sun 24-Feb-13 21:28:06

I tried millions of duck egg-ey colours and found the laura ashley one best as it wasnt dark at all. Light, bright and sunny!

spotty26 Sun 24-Feb-13 21:03:22

Try Pale Powder Farrow and Ball.

ireallyhavenoidea Sat 23-Feb-13 16:48:29


I have just painted our bedroom LA Pale Duck Egg. In our largish north facing room it is definitely a noticeable colour and not 'a shade of' type at all. I mean, really nowhere near it! Duck Egg White was pretty much white from our testers but Pale Duck Egg is definitely either very green during the day and very blue in the evening.

Definitely try a tester I'd say...

baileysmam Fri 22-Feb-13 20:52:47

Thanks for that, i have also looked at Dulux Crystal suprise no 6 which i noticed ggirl had mentioned in an earlier post and also wondered about that. It's a nightmare ending up with loads of testers though. But if the Pale Duck Egg is more like one of those 'shades of' colours which as you say is more of an off white then that would be too light, dont want the wall too dark but definately needs a bit of interest and sounds like the pale duck egg would be just too light. Thanks for the info about the Laura Ashley Duck Egg being paler than other manufacturers.

EColi Fri 22-Feb-13 18:30:38

Laura Ashley Pale Duck Egg is very pale indeed. We've just used it for loft rooms where the walls are v low and the ceiling slopes so we've used it as wall/ceiling paint and it is more of an off-white than a blue except when you look at something that is truely white next to it (e.g. skirting). We have the other Laura Ashley Duck Egg on the full height walls which is darker but still paler than the other Duck Egg testers from other paint manufacters which we tried.

baileysmam Fri 22-Feb-13 13:11:58

Bit late to this topic but sooo tired of trying various blues and really like duck egg, so thinking of revamping the kitchen. two questions ladies, how pale is the Laura Ashley pale duck egg? And has anyone tried creams/beiges with this? Think i need to get away from the creams but dont want to go too dark and make the space seem smaller.

ggirl Wed 24-Oct-12 19:42:34

well after numerous splodges of colours we still haven't decided

anyone used farrow and balls powder blue?

oooggs Sun 21-Oct-12 21:53:37

I have duck egg blue either side of my fireplace (photo on profile still I think) I chose curtains then has the duck egg in them scanned and had the paint made up at a dulux paint place (in b&q)

Do you have something like that you could do?

suzydelarosa Sun 21-Oct-12 21:48:46

Try for some different brands. Zoffany does a lovely greenish duck egg.

Hear hear for little Greene. Really lovely light shades... When you're sick of f&b!

ggirl Sun 21-Oct-12 17:00:46

well the pale duck egg blue looks dull grey on our walls
the pale cobalt looks too blue
I've taken down a mirror and have just spent a small fortune on testers from dulux and it's a tight battle between dulux crystal surpise 5 or 6 and grecian spa 6 .

I'm painting onto a cream base which the man in homebase said will make all the colours darker apparently.

Merrow Wed 17-Oct-12 14:49:58

We've got duck egg white by Laura Ashley - it's a very pale blue, if you're wanting something especially light!

BerryBlast Wed 17-Oct-12 13:03:19

ggirl I do mine in 2 different places - by the window where it's light and then in the darkest area of the room - it's amazing how different they can look.
Laura Ashley has a sale on paint (well, lots of things, actually!) and it was cheaper to buy it online and have it delivered (£33ish for 5L) compared to buying it at Homebase (£41ish).

ggirl Tue 16-Oct-12 17:38:31

got two laura ashley tester pots today , the pale duck egg and pale cobalt where to paint the stripes..

BerryBlast Tue 16-Oct-12 17:07:14

Thanks so much for the replies.
Scarlet and Grand you were right ! the Laura Ashley paint was just perfect - exactly what I wanted smile I popped into Homebase got the tester (to add to the other 47 I've got in various shades !!) and ta da just right.
Sh Little Greene looked lovely, but as I could get the Laura Ashley tester right away I tried that one. thanks
ggirl The cobalt looks really nice, but I've got to say the duck egg and pale duck egg are lovely too, could you pop to Homebase and get some testers? I don't think it would be too much for downstairs - warm, but bright and fresh confused if you know what I mean !!

ggirl Mon 15-Oct-12 22:33:37

ooh I'm going to be painting my downstairs in a pale duck egg shade or maybe something like laura ashley cobalt

do you think it's too much?

GrandPoohBah Mon 15-Oct-12 22:20:53

I've got Laura Ashley pale duck egg in my kitchen, I tried loads and none were quite right until we found this one. I would recommend smile

sh77 Mon 15-Oct-12 19:40:35

Or even pearl mid if pearl light is too light. I have both and everyone comments on how lovely they look.

sh77 Mon 15-Oct-12 19:38:48

Little greene pale pearl. Gorgeous.

Laura Ashley? Think they do a colour which is actually called Pale Duck Egg.

Think adding white paint could make it too whitey! You could try mixing a small amount and see what you think.

BerryBlast Mon 15-Oct-12 16:30:08

Can anyone please recommend a pale duck egg blue paint, I have tried a classic duck egg paint from Crown, but it's a bit too dark. I did think of adding white paint to it to see if I could make it a bit paler, do you think this would work?
Any help suggestions gratefully received, as I'm getting sick of paint charts smile

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