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We on the color team debated vigorously about the worthiness of a traditional Valentine’s Day color for February’s Color of the Month. Some of us wanted to throw all of our eggs in Cupid’s basket, but others were feeling an egg of a different type…


…robin’s egg blue.

map wall tween room

Jessica’s color pick for this month won us over with its classic-cool tone and its ability to pair well with so many of our favorite hues. Her Pinterest board (which I keep finding myself staring at because it’s just so darn pretty) shows how this gorgeous shade can pass easily from vintage, to traditional, to modern with a deftness that not many colors can manage.

robins egg blue

Robin’s eggs via French Garden House; Chandelier via Maison Decor

Robin’s egg blue takes on different personalities depending on lighting, time of day, and the colors it’s near. This chameleon can complement corals, deep reds, yellows, metallics or simply a crisp white.
cottage kitchen robins egg island

I’ll admit bias since I just painted my living room this color last fall, but what about you? Do you love it? Hate it? Tell us what you think!

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66 Responses

  1. Always Nesting says:

    My heart be still :)

  2. Julie says:

    So pretty! I've been considering this for my dining room wall color, but haven't yet committed! I just might now!

  3. [...] I’m sure you saw our beautiful Color of the Month for February, robin’s egg blue. I couldn’t help but be in awe of Liz‘s wintergreen pitch (it was actually runner-up!), [...]

  4. Rhonda S says:

    Such a beautiful color!

  5. Leticia says:

    I love it!

  6. Joan says:

    Just painted my family room & adjacent kitchen this color a few months ago & paired it with Portobello (deep brown) in the rest of downstairs. It may not be new, but it's classic. LOVE it!

  7. [...] When Haeley from Design Improvised highlighted a Valentine wreath she made using pompoms that had adorned her Christmas tree — I knew our readers would love this craft, too. I like that these hues aren’t traditional Valentine colors (aside from the red), and yet they work beautifully — anyone notice Haeley’s use of familiar design blog’s February Color of the Month? [...]

  8. cheryl says:

    Recently purchased a sweet elderly home that has ceramic tile in the bathroom in this color. I like, for financial and 'green', reasons to use what I can in rooms that I redo…. the only color I can 'see' with this color of blue however is white and I have painted woodwork and walls freshly stripped of wallpaper to redo and the fixtures in the bathroom (thank goodness) are already all white… what colors should I put on walls and woodwork with this robins egge color in the tile that goes 3/4 up the walls all around? anyone?

    • jessicaykr says:

      Hi Cheryl!

      Congrats on your new home! If you want to keep the simple color scheme (nothing too crazy or extravagant), you could experiment with white, robin's egg blue and a soft gray. The color also tends to work well with rich browns and then lighter tans and creams. It will all depend on your personal style. There are also certain shades of greens that work – here's an example of the color scheme from this year's Dream Home: http://www.hgtv.com/dream-home/hgtv-dream-home-20

      I hope this helps, good luck with your remodel!

    • Elaine says:

      Shades of green, latte, cream and seafoam. I have this color in my vintage bathroom and use all those color towels with it, not all at once. I like to change it up. The shower curtains are white. The floor tiles are blue and I put a pale seafoam rug in front of the sink.

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