Robins Egg Blue

Robin's Egg

Robin's Egg

Every year, without fail, I find some small part of a robin’s egg.  I always pick it up and admire its unique blue-green hue.  This year, when I found a tiny piece of shell,  it got me thinking about using the color in gardens. When I was working in fashion, we would obsess over the EXACT shade of  blue-green and then we would then obsess some more over what exactly to name the color. Robin’s Egg Blue, Turquoise, Sky Blue, Teal (how 80s!), or Seafoam (how 90s!)–no matter what it’s called–in the garden it can be a happy and unexpected addition.  I have a new landscape design client who will love this color, so here’s some of the images I’ve been looking at for inspiration for her garden.

Blue doof

Door

A Tiffany Box

Box

Designer's Guild Shop in London

Wall

Violas

Violas

Courtyard

Courtyard

Bauer Olive Jar

Olive Jar

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Lap Pool

Lap Pool

Photo credits top to bottom: Robin’s Egg/10000birds.com; Door/Stock.xchng.com; Box/Tiffany & Co; Wall/KarinErisson; Violas/seedman.com; Courtyard/Josh Massey, Olive Jar/Bauer Pottery; Indigo Bunting/AllHart via Flickr; Lap Pool/S. Cohan

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About Susan aka Miss. R

Professional landscape designer, lover of the land and all things design.
LABELS: color, Creative Process, inspiration, Landscape Design

14 Responses to Robins Egg Blue

  1. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Thought about adding a turquoise Vespa. That T-bird is awfully sweet and would look great parked in the driveway adjacent any garden.

  2. Chloe says:

    I did a post on “teal” (giggle) a few months ago… I love it in my garden and have added it as an accent in my office….it is one of my happiest colors. Love the front porch shot… makes me think I should rethink my front porch makeover. hmmmm.

  3. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Every time I explore something for a design I’m working on I realize that many have been there before me or there wouldn’t be so many great images available for me to soak up. Send the URL of your teal post…

  4. John says:

    And don’t forget Claude Cormier’s Blue Tree at Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma: http://www.claudecormier.com/project/blue-tree/ — I have a huge dead tree in my own yard I’d love to dip in turquoise latex!

  5. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    For many years there was a blue tree at Scott Arboretum also. It was a showstopper!

  6. Shandell's says:

    Robin’s egg blue is one of my favorite, Peacock blue as well. My favorite color is purple, but I am finding that I am drawn to blue. As I am looking around my studio it seems to have a lot of blue lamps. The color just fits in most places.

  7. Alice Joyce says:

    Tasty portfolio!

  8. Stephanie Martin says:

    I’ve come to like this color. In fact, although I’ve not used it in the garden, I painted my office with this color and a chocolately brown. I’ve used accents of lime and a beachy sand color. I love it and was startled at how relaxing and yet invigorating this color is. I LOVE going into my office.

    I admire how you can receive inspiration from such a varied array of objects and use them so well in your designs. The mark of a gifted designer. That would be you, Susan!

  9. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    I was drawn to it for the opposite reason–I have none. It’s not for everyone though.

  10. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    Thanks, Alice!

  11. Susan aka Miss. R says:

    I’d love to see your office! I’m going to experiment in my garden first and see how much of it I like!

  12. Leona Gaita says:

    This is pure eye candy! I want to surround myself with these gorgeous blues. The next time we have a rainy day, I’ll look here for some good cheer!

    Thank You!

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