As a child, I remember finding that occasional pale blue egg shell discarded by a robin. The color was a stand out, an unexpected find on a spring day.
Now as a paint color, robin’s egg blue is a favorite for furniture. Soothing, refreshing, and quite the nice contrast when black glaze is used to accent detail, robin’s egg blue gives weary and worn pieces a whole new life.
Take this Duncan Phyfe pedestal table for example. It’s surface was worn, with old protective finish chipping away. It needed TLC, and paint provided a new beginning, while black glaze accented the original detail–as well as the wear and tear from years of use.
The metal caps at the end of each leg were kept their original color. Reattached, they provided a tie in to the original design of the piece.