Hello Readers!


Welcome to another one of our blog posts, we hope you've had a lovely Easter break!


Not too long ago, we released a blog post about the differences in Greens when it comes to shell color. This was a viral post, and we received several positive reviews through our social media platforms about how insightful some of you found this blog post. 


The fact that there were so many greens, some well-known and some that people didn't even know existed!


As a result, we thought we would do a similar type article for you, but this time, talk about the differences in Blues!


When you talk about fiberglass shells, you have to discuss the variety of blues that there are. Regardless of what shade it might be, blue is very desirable on shells because they are so adaptable in any home or space and it's timeless, regardless of shade.


We will compare and contrast the different shades of blue while going in depth on some of your favorite types!


Shell Colors


Shell chairs are the seating with the most variety in color in the Herman Miller & Eames catalog. You have nearly every color imaginable, in many different shades. 


You can have the very bright colors which stand out more than others. Alternatively, you can have the mellow colors which blend in well in any room. 


One thing we can guarantee is that all the colors look timeless and unique in their own way.

Types of Blue


There are around ten different types of Blue shell colors on the Eames.com Wiki. Each section shows the rarity and desirability of the shade while providing brief information. 


The lightest blue that's in the shell catalog is the ‘Light Blue,' which you may see called robin's egg as it became known in collectors’ circles. On our wiki, this shade has maximum desirability, and it's incredibly rare too. 


In contrast to this, the darkest blue on the shell chair spectrum is the Navy blue. This shell color was first introduced in the late '50s through till 1976. 


However, there has been a recreation of this color released in the 2014 fiberglass shells from Herman Miller.


As we said in the previous ‘compare and contrast' style blog post, each color is unique in their own way; however, there are many misinterpretations with some of the blues which in turn, creates a talking point.


Cobalt Blue


When you think of a blue shell, most people think of the iconic Cobalt blue. Introduced in 1967, this very desirable colored shell was created to be a ‘bridge' color between the light and dark blue. 


The cheerful shade of blue was only available for a few years, and the creation of the Cobalt Blue shells ended in 1971. 


On Eames.com marketplace, our sellers have many Cobalt blue chairs to offer at great prices, so click the hyperlinks to visit the relevant page.

Cobalt vs Ultramarine


A comparison that has previously been made is between the Cobalt blue and the Ultramarine blue. 


We’ve put the colors beside each other to show the difference, but when you look at them individually as opposed to side by side, they look very identical. 


This is because they both fall in a similar midway position on the ‘blue spectrum’, not too light but also not too dark. They are both aesthetic shades of blue which look great on a shell chair.



Turquoise vs. Light Blue?


Earlier in the blog post, we talked about how the Light Blue is the lightest shade in the Fiberglass shell catalog. 


However, it could be argued that the Turquoise shade is very close in being the lightest shade. 


In our opinion, it's a more vibrant version of the light blue, but let us know through social media what you think! 

The Turquoise was released at the same time as the light blue (1959). However, it had a shorter life span and stopped being created in 1967. 


Turquoise was only a commercial color too, available only in quantities of 200 to businesses only. 


As a result, it matches the light blue on being the highest ranked in terms of desirability and rarity.

There you have it, the key information you need to know about the differences in the color ‘Blue' for shells. Here is the catalog of each Shell with the shade of blue.    

                                              Wiki Shell Color


All the information we've provided in this blog post is available on our Eames.com Wiki.


Our Wiki is a tool that includes product specification, timeline history, articles and many more helpful resources that will assist you whenever you need it, whether you are selling a piece or buying one.


We released a blog post about the shell color section in our Wiki so if you want to read more about that, click the hyperlink and it will direct you to that blog post.

If you have any other queries about shell color or anything related, visit the Wiki section which can be found on the home page, or message us on any social media platform. 


The links for each platform can be found on the bottom of our webpage.


We hope you enjoyed this week's blog post.


Until next time, have fun browsing!


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