Can you Paint Color Palette from Eggs? Yes, yes you can!
The other day, a friend posted this gorgeous shot of some eggs that her neighbor had just dropped off, courtesy of their backyard chickens. The comments that ensued including the desire to repaint entire houses based on these colors. I mean, seriously, who IS a better decorator than Mother Nature? Apparently, no one is certain why chickens lay different egg colors, other than genetics. I always thought it might be their diet, but apparently, it really is Mother Nature.
Aren’t these gorgeous? The hint of iridescence makes them feel so touchable, no? I thought I’d put together a few paint palettes matching these colors from Benjamin Moore, C2 Paint and Sherwin-Williams.
From Benjamin Moore we have Bird’s Egg, Covington Blue, Budding Green, Acorn Yellow, Cotton Balls and Dark Linen.
From C2 Paints we have Snow Sky, Araucana, Pistachio Nut, Butternut Peel, Goat’s Milk and Green Tea
From Sherwin-Williams we have Open Air, Aquaverde, Lacewing, Windswept Canyon, Natural Choice and Sprout.
How’d I do? Does it make you want to repaint? For fun, I created a quick “doll’s house” view using the C2 Paint colors. I think it all works beautifully together, don’t you?
9 thoughts on “Can we pick a Paint Color Palette from Eggs”
it really is amazing. they are such gorgeous colors – and they look so good together!!
They do look beautiful together, don’t they?
The eggs are gorgeous and your matches to actual paint samples are spot on. As to the colors of eggs, different types of chickens lay different colored eggs. So, these are eggs gathered from several kinds of chickens. Enjoyed your appreciation for nature!
Thank you for your comment Laurie and the info about the chickens. Always something new to learn!
I had no idea eggs came in different colors until I visited my sister on a farm in Vermont. What a beautiful surprise!
Hi Kathy – Makes me want to raise chickens just to have them! Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Wonderful shades!! Eggsxactly what I was looking for! franki
Your color swatches are spot on, love the eggs – beautiful!