Robin egg blue

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Robin egg blue
American Robin nest and eggs.JPG
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #00CCCC
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 204, 204)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (67, 0, 27, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (180°, 100%, 80%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Robin egg blue, also called eggshell blue, is a shade of cyan (greenish-blue color), approximating the shade of the eggs laid by the American robin.

The first recorded use of robin egg blue as a color name in English was in 1873.[1]


Pale robin egg blue

Robin egg blue (ISCC-NBS #162)
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #96DED1
sRGBB  (rgb) (150, 222, 209)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (38, 0, 23, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (169°, 32%, 87%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Pale robin egg blue is identical to the following tone of the color robin egg blue displayed on the ISCC-NBS color list: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)—Color sample of Robin Egg (color sample #162):.

Tiffany Blue

Tiffany Blue
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #81D8D0
sRGBB  (rgb) (129, 216, 208)
HSV       (h, s, v) (174°, 40%, 85%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Tiffany Blue is the trademarked name for the light medium tone of robin egg blue associated with Tiffany & Co., the New York City jewelry company.

Cultural references

An American Robin photographed while searching for food in a Missouri field
  • In the United States, robin egg blue is a popular color for the ceiling of exterior porches, especially in the South.[2][3]
  • The "Tiffany Blue" has been trademarked by Tiffany & Co.
  • In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby's chauffeur is said to be "in a uniform of robin's egg blue".[4]
  • The girl mentioned in the song "Brielle" by Sky Sailing (a music project by Adam Young before he created Owl City) is wearing her grandmother's dress of white and robin's egg blue.[5]
  • Joan Baez make a reference to this color in her song Diamonds & Rust (song), stating "As I remember your eyes were bluer than robin's eggs" [6]
  • In the early 1990s, the crayon was originally included unlabeled in Crayola boxes, and purchasers were asked to submit ideas for the color's name. Among the contest winners, this color was named by Christopher Straub (Age: 8).[7]

See also


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Robin Egg Blue Page 77 Plate 27 Color Sample H3
  2. ^ Sherwin-Williams, "The Whys Behind the Blue Porch Ceiling"
  3. ^ "Ask OHJ", Old House Journal, Nov/Dec 1994, p. 20
  4. ^ The Great Gatsby, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Chapter 2
  5. ^ "Sky Sailing - Brielle Lyrics | MetroLyrics". Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Joan Baez - Diamonds And Rust Lyrics | MetroLyrics". Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  7. ^ " The Definitive History of the Colors of Crayola Part 21". 
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