Tiffany Blue is a specific shade of light blue, very similar to robin’s egg blue. It is a trademarked color of Tiffany & Co., which bears the same number (1837) on the Pantone Matching System (PMS) as the year Tiffany & Co. was founded. The color is so easily associated with Tiffany & Co. that their trademarked “little blue box” is instantly recognized and widely considered the premium presentation for fine jewelry.
Due largely to its association with Tiffany & Co., which exudes the material symbolism of romance, Tiffany Blue has been a very notable hue at celebrity weddings. Because the color is trademarked, however, it cannot be used to package or advertise anything that might be associated with or in direct competition with Tiffany & Co. or its subsidiaries or be used to cause confusion amongst consumers. Though the particular shade of light blue, whatever name it is given, is significantly associated with Tiffany & Co., it is a popular color for home decor, fashion, and accessories. In the case of weddings, many people find it desirable to have accents and favors that resemble the true Tiffany Blue hue as closely as possible. The combination of this shade with pearls, white satin, and sterling silver is a very popular wedding trend.
In terms of home decor, Tiffany Blue is available as a paint color. In fact, it is very commonly used to produce a cool, crisp, and elegant look when combined with white. When combined with brown or natural wood tones, it can create a modern version of some retro styles. A pattern with a light blue and polka dots in different shades of brown is frequently found on area rugs, throw pillows, and other decorative household items. Though Tiffany Blue is a common shade, and many feel that it’s nature’s color and not Tiffany’s, few would deny the significance of a genuine Tiffany box in this color.