Bleu Canard


Call it the way you like: teal, cyan, cerulean blue, turquoise, bleu pétrole. I call it duck blue and it is one of my favorite colors.

Bleu Canard 2

This morning, when I’ve found that skirt at MNK, I was all excited, as I like a lot the combination of taupe and bleu canard (yes, a little of french here as I often prefer the names we have for the colors). Then, a small nightmare began as I couldn’t find a matching top. I’ve tried brown but it was a bit sad. White or cream were not working either. Finaly, i’ve found that sweater at So Many Styles. I was looking for an occasion to use those jewels from Sigma I had picked up at a special price at Coppley Square some time ago; the thin teal line makes it a perfect addition to the outfit. I’ve also found an excuse to buy that bag you’ve seen in plenty of blogs, including Élan by Fayne Khandr (that is where i’ve picked the LM), it is from B@rose and definately gorgeous.

Bleu Canard

I was a bit disapointed while working on this outfit. I thought it would be easy to find tops with the bleu canard color but after visiting all my favorite shops, I’ve found very little choices. It is funny to see colors wearing the same name (teal) really don’t match.
Last time i went for some shopping in RL, it was a color in fashion, we could see it in plenty of shops but not in SL. I insist here, it is more blue than green and what we often see is a bit too green and too light.

I am often amazed when talking with people to see we can use so different names for the same color. I remember having a discussion with a friend about violet. I wanted violet mascara and he came back with mauve. So, I told him thank you but that is not the right color, what you brought me is much lighter than violet. And then, a very long discussion issued with comparisons like “mauve is kind of like lilac, while violet is like the flower, dark, a bit like aubergine”. In the end, he still calls it mauve.

Skin: LAQ ~ Claudia2 – 08 [Peach] Glow skin
Shape: ** Dunes ** Heather Shape (coming soon)
Eyes: L.Fauna Charm Eyes [Teal 1]
Hair: >TRUTH< Rei – auburn
Sweater: So Many Styles {SMS} Knitt Sleeveless Sweater Teal
Under-sweater: *League* Grandad Vests Cropped -Scandinavian Knit- Brown
Undershirt: [SC] Surf Couture Surf Couture – Hermana Tank – Brown
Skirt: MNK*SHOP Retro_skirt(brown)**nikukyu**
Jewels: ~SIGMA~Jewels/ Anemi set in gold-turquoise~
Tights: Maitreya Allure Tights – Neutral03
Boots: *GF* Short Lace-Up Boots -Brown-
Poses: Adorkable
Background texture: .:: inSight Designs Textures ::.

Bye bye,

One thought on “Bleu Canard

  1. *Fangurls you* Looking lovely – as usual – and I completely agree with your comments over colours, although you’ve really made this work. My personal thought is that perhaps designers are a little over creative with colour names. If it’s black and you call it black, I will adore you for it… makes it far easier to find in my inventory than that elusive onyx/pitch/dark/noir/sooty/inky skirt!

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