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Robin egg blue

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%)
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%)
Source[1][not specific enough to verify]
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 associations

  • In the United States, robin egg blue is often used as a haint blue for painting for the ceiling of exterior porches, especially in the South.[2][3]

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