I’ve been looking for colors to repaint the rooms in my house. Previously I used greens and yellow, but now I am leaning toward blue. I was never a fan of turquoise, teal or aqua in the past, preferring sky blue or royal blue. But when looking around the internet for color choices, I find myself really drawn toward them. They are such similar colors that many people get them mixed up, including me. So I did a search for a comparison on the internet and this answer closely matched my opinions on those colors (except that I think of teal as having more green). Of course, each of these colors can have different shades. http://www.flickr.com/photos/theborers/6125049328/
In my internet searching, I came across references to the movie ‘Butterfield 8’ – http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/elizabeth-taylor-or-butterfiel-142398 . They used a color that I love and many people referred to it as robin’s egg. But it looks more blue than what I consider to be robin’s egg. I would call the movie color turquoise. So I decided to go to the source, Mother Nature.
I sent a request out to my co-workers to look for broken robin’s eggs, since it is spring and time for life to renew. One of my co-workers had a robin’s nest near her front walk and told me as soon as they hatched she would bring me one. Unfortunately, after watching the nest for a while, she determined that the mother had abandoned the nest, so she brought me one of the orphaned eggs. It is so tiny and precious and blue/green.
I bought a pair of gloves last winter and I really like the color (turquoise maybe) and the other day I was wearing one of my sweaters and realized one of the colors in it was what I had been looking for. So I was very anxious to compare my egg to my sweater and glove. Here’s a picture of the three items together.
Here’s a classic clip of the wonderful Myrna Loy telling her builder about the colors she wants from “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.”