Introducing fresh yet subtle duck egg blue.

While grey still tops the colour charts, one of our favourite shades – fresh yet subtle duck egg blue – is fast rising up the ranks of must-have interiors shades.

Similar in tone to Millennial pink, duck egg is a versatile pastel that can be many things. Fun and playful yet also elegant and calming, it’s timeless, too, looking equally at home in charming country cottages, grand French chateaux, retro 1950s-inspired kitchens and ultra-modern schemes. Wherever its used, this pretty half-blue-half-green shade creates a summery vibe that’s instantly uplifting.

We’re delighted to see duck egg enjoying a revival, and when it came to updating our Bubblegum & Liquorice range of contemporary, trend-led designs, adding more of this gorgeous hue to the mix seemed obvious. Looking to introduce some duck egg into your home? Our modern Dots vinyl flooring is a great place to start; more visually interesting than an all-over­ block colour, it makes a great base to build a scheme around. Or take a look at Shalimar, a chic Persian-inspired pattern in harmonious tones of duck egg, pale grey and soft mint. Last but not least, there’s Magali and Sagres, our on-trend trompe l’oeil designs of circles and squares, reminiscent of 1970s geometric prints, both ideal for creating a statement kitchen floor or spa-style bathroom.

The beauty of duck egg is that it works so beautifully with other colours. It’s a natural partner for white and grey, but it also looks good with natural and dark woods or with other chalky pastels, plus it makes a fabulous anchor shade for punchier, bolder hues. Whether you want to modernize an outdated scheme or put your stamp on a bland space, an Avenue vinyl floor in 2018’s must-have colour ticks all the boxes, offering fantastic style, comfort and quality as well as brilliant value for money, so you can be as creative as you like without breaking the bank­­­. Tweet us your room makeover pics at @AvenueFloors, we’d love to see them!