Shades of blue

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Blue
 
Color icon blue.png
Wavelength 440–490 nm
Common connotations
cold, sadness, confidence, harmony, water
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0000FF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 0, 255)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(32, 131, 266°)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Varieties of the color blue may differ in hue, chroma (also called saturation, intensity, or colorfulness), or lightness (or value, tone, or brightness), or in two or three of these qualities. Variations in value are also called tints and shades, a tint being a blue or other hue mixed with white, a shade being mixed with black. A large selection of these colors is shown below.

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Definitions of blue

Blue (RGB) (X11 blue)

Blue (Computer web color)
 
AdditiveColorMixing.svg
Red, green, and blue lights, representing the three basic additive primary colors of the RGB color system, red, green, and blue
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0000FF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 0, 255)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(32, 131, 266°)
Source X11 color names [1]
HTML/CSS [2]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color defined as blue in the RGB color model, X11 blue, is shown at right. This color is the brightest possible blue that can be reproduced on a computer screen, and is the color named blue in X11. It is one of the three primary colors used in the RGB color space, along with red and green. The three additive primaries in the RGB color system are the three colors of light chosen such as to provide the maximum gamut of colors that are capable of being represented on a computer or television set.

This color is also called color wheel blue. It is at 240 degrees on the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel. It is a spectral color which lies at, or near, the short-wave (violet) end of the traditional "blue" and possibly was classified as "indigo" by Newton. [3] Its complementary color is yellow.

Blue (CMYK) (pigment blue)

Blue (CMYK) (pigment blue)
 
SubtractiveColor.svg
Cyan, magenta, and yellow are the three subtractive primary colors used in printing
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #333399
sRGB B (r, g, b)(51, 51, 153)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 67%, 60%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(28, 73, 266°)
Source CMYK
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color defined as blue in the CMYK color system used in printing, also known as pigment blue, is the tone of blue that is achieved by mixing process (printer's) cyan and process (printer's) magenta in equal proportions.

The purpose of the CMYK color system is to provide the maximum possible gamut of color reproducible in printing by the use of only three primaries.

The color indicated is only approximate as the colors of printing inks may vary.

Blue (Pantone)

Blue (Pantone)
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0018A8
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 24, 168)
HSV (h, s, v)(231°, 100%, 66%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(22, 82, 265°)
Source Pantone TPX [4]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Blue (Pantone) is the color that is called blue in Pantone.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color # Blue C, EC, HC, M, PC, U, or UP—Blue. [5]

Blue (NCS) (psychological primary blue)

Blue (NCS)
 
Opponent colors.svg
Approximations within the sRGB gamut to the primary colors of the Natural Color System, a model based on the opponent process theory of color vision
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0087BD
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 135, 189)
HSV (h, s, v)(197°, 100%, 74%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(53, 65, 237°)
SourcesRGB approximation to NCS 2060-B [6]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Moderate blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color defined as blue in the NCS or Natural Color System is an azure-like color shown at right (NCS 2060-B). The Natural Color System is a color system based on the four unique hues or psychological primary colors red, yellow, green, and blue. The NCS is based on the opponent process theory of vision.

The “Natural Color System” is widely used in Scandinavia.

NCS Blue can only be displayed approximately on a computer screen, as these spectral colors have been adjusted to fit into the sRGB gamut. In the 21st century, this hue is classified as an variation of azure that is on the border of cyan.

Blue (Munsell)

Blue (Munsell)
 
MunsellColorWheel.svg
The hues of the Munsell color system, at varying values, and maximum chroma to stay in the sRGB gamut.
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0093AF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 147, 175)
HSV (h, s, v)(190°, 100%, 69%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(56, 52, 220°)
Source Munsell Color Wheel
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color defined as blue in the Munsell color system (Munsell 5B) is shown at right. The Munsell color system is a color space that specifies colors based on three color dimensions: hue, value (lightness), and chroma (color purity), spaced uniformly (according to the logarithmic scale which governs human perception) in three dimensions in the Munsell color solid, which is shaped like an elongated oval at an angle. In order for all the colors to be spaced uniformly, it was found necessary to use a color wheel with five primary colors: red, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

Munsell can only be displayed approximately on a computer screen, as these spectral colors have been adjusted to fit into the sRGB gamut. In the 21st century, this hue is classified as an intermediate between azure and cyan.

Blue (Crayola)

Blue (Crayola)
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1F75FE
sRGB B (r, g, b)(31, 117, 254)
HSV (h, s, v)(217°, 88%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(52, 120, 258°)
Source Crayola
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Blue (Crayola) is the color called blue in Crayola crayons.

"Blue" was one of the original Crayola crayons formulated in 1903.

Crayola can only be displayed approximately on a computer screen. In the 21st century, this hue is classified as an variation of azure that is on the border of blue.

Tints, shades, and variations of blue

The term tint and shade is used in its technical sense as used in color theory.

In this section, the term 'tint' usually refers to a blueish color mixed with white or light gray. The term shade is used in its technical sense as used in color theory, meaning a blueish color mixed with black or dark gray.

The colors arranged in order of their value (brightness) (V in the HSV code), the brighter colors toward the top and the darker colors toward the bottom.

Periwinkle

Periwinkle
 
Vinca minor Nashvillle.jpg
Periwinkle flowers
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CCCCFF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(204, 204, 255)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 20%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(84, 42, 266°)
SourceMaerz and Paul
ISCC–NBS descriptor Very light purplish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Periwinkle (also periwinkle blue or lavender blue) is a mixture of white, blue, and red. It is named after the Periwinkle flower and is also commonly referred to as a tone of light blue.

Ultramarine

Ultramarine
 
Natural ultramarine pigment.jpg
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4000FF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(64, 0, 255)
HSV (h, s, v)(255°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(35, 133, 268°)
Source[Unsourced]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Lapis lazuli, the source of the ultramarine pigment Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan.jpg
Lapis lazuli, the source of the ultramarine pigment

Ultramarine is a blue pigment in use since medieval times. It was originally derived from lapis lazuli, a bright blue mineral.

Medium blue

Medium Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0000CD
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 0, 205)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 100%, 80%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(25, 101, 266°)
Source X11
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color medium blue is a shade of the standard (h = 240°) blue.

Savoy blue

Savoy blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4B61D1
sRGB B (r, g, b)(75, 97, 209)
HSV (h, s, v)(230°, 64%, 82%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(45, 94, 262°)
Source ColorSwatches
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Savoy blue, or savoy azure, is a shade of saturation blue between peacock blue and periwinkle, lighter than peacock blue. [7] It owes its name to its being the color of the House of Savoy, a ruling dynasty in Italy from 1861 to 1946.

The Italy national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup Italia82.JPG
The Italy national football team at the 1982 FIFA World Cup

Having become a national color with the unification of Italy (1861), its use continued even after the birth of the Italian Republic (1946) with the name "Italian blue". An Italian-blue border was inserted on the edge of the Presidential Standard of Italy and the use of the blue scarf for the Italian Armed Forces' officers, for the presidents of the Italian provinces during the official ceremonies and of the blue jersey for Italian national sports teams it was also maintained in the Republican era.

Liberty

Liberty
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #545AA7
sRGB B (r, g, b)(84, 90, 167)
HSV (h, s, v)(236°, 50%, 65%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(41, 64, 264°)
Source ISCC-NBS [8]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Liberty is a strong blue color.

The first recorded use of liberty as a color name in English was in 1918. [9]

Egyptian blue

Egyptian Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1034A6
sRGB B (r, g, b)(16, 52, 166)
HSV (h, s, v)(226°, 90%, 65%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(28, 82, 263°)
Source webexhibts
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Egyptian blue is a pigment that was used in Ancient Egypt.

Neon blue

Neon Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4D4DFF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(77, 77, 255)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 70%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(44, 131, 266°)
Source Html Css Color
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid purplish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Neon blue is a vivid purplish blue.

Dark blue

Dark Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #00008B
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 0, 139)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 100%, 55%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(15, 60, 266°)
Source X11
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Dark blue is a shade of the standard (h = 240°) blue.

Picotee blue

Picotee Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #2E2787
sRGB B (r, g, b)(46, 39, 135)
HSV (h, s, v)(244°, 71%, 53%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(23, 63, 267°)
Source ColorSwatches
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Picotee blue represents the color of the picotee flower. It is a deep shade of indigo, almost resembling St. Patrick's Blue.

Bluebonnet

Bluebonnet
 
A Texas bluebonnet at late afternoon.jpg
Bluebonnet flowers
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1C1CF0
sRGB B (r, g, b)(28, 28, 240)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 88%, 94%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(33, 124, 266°)
Source Encycolorpedia
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Bluebonnet is a bright shade of blue with a slight violet tinge. It represents the color of bluebonnet flowers, which are part of the lupin family. The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas.

Navy Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #000080
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 0, 128)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 100%, 50%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(13, 52, 266°)
Source HTML/CSS [2]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A figurine in US Civil War-era US Navy uniform U.S. Navy Uniform Civil War.jpg
A figurine in US Civil War-era US Navy uniform

Navy blue is a shade of the standard (h = 240°) blue. Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white) worn by sailors in the Royal Navy since 1748 (originally called marine blue before 1840) and subsequently adopted by other navies around the world.

The first recorded use of navy blue as a color name in English was in 1840. [10]

Midnight blue

Midnight Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #191970
sRGB B (r, g, b)(25, 25, 112)
HSV (h, s, v)(240°, 78%, 44%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(16, 49, 266°)
Source X11
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Midnight blue is an X11 web color . This color was originally called midnight. The first recorded use of midnight as a color name in English was in 1915. [11]

Independence

Independence
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4C516D
sRGB B (r, g, b)(76, 81, 109)
HSV (h, s, v)(231°, 30%, 43%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(35, 23, 260°)
Source ISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptor Dark blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Independence is a dark blue color.

The first recorded use of independence as a color name in English was in 1927. [12]

Space cadet

Space Cadet
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1E2952
sRGB B (r, g, b)(30, 41, 82)
HSV (h, s, v)(227°, 63%, 32%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(18, 29, 260°)
Source Resene
ISCC–NBS descriptor Dark blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Space cadet is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, [13] a color list popular in Australia and New Zealand. The color "space cadet" was formulated in 2007.

International Klein Blue

International Klein Blue
 
Ultramarinepigment.jpg
International Klein Blue pigment
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #120A8F
sRGB B (r, g, b)(18, 10, 143)
HSV (h, s, v)(244°, 93%, 56%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(17, 65, 266°)
Source [14]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

International Klein Blue (IKB) is a deep blue hue first mixed by the French artist Yves Klein. IKB's visual impact comes from its heavy reliance on ultramarine, as well as Klein's often thick and textured application of paint to canvas. There is a legend that Klein patented the color, but in reality he simply submitted a Soleau envelope and never progressed to the patent stage.

Blurple (2015-2021)

Original Blurple
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #7289da
sRGB B (r, g, b)(114, 137, 218)
HSV (h, s, v)(227°, 48%, 85%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(59, 72, 259°)
Source [15]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Brilliant purplish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Original Blurple is a brilliant purplish blue hue. It is the older version of Blurple, described above. It was used in the old Discord logo. Before 13 May 2021, it was simply called Blurple. [16]

Blurple (2021-Present)

Blurple
 
Flor de Clitoria ternatea.jpg
Blurple-colored bluebellvine
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #5865f2
sRGB B (r, g, b)(88, 101, 242)
HSV (h, s, v)(235°, 64%, 95%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(49, 114, 264°)
Source [17]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid purplish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Blurple is a vivid purplish blue hue. It is used in the new Discord logo. [16]

Cool black

Cool black (PMS 295)
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #002E63
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 46, 99)
HSV (h, s, v)(212°, 100%, 39%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(19, 41, 255°)
Source[Unsourced]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Very dark blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Cool black is a dark shade of blue. It is one of Pantone colors. [18]

Ambiguous variations of blue

In this section, shades fall outside the tertiary color range for blue, and many can be considered variations of cyan and azure, rather than blue.

Baby blue

Baby blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #89CFF0
sRGB B (r, g, b)(137, 207, 240)
HSV (h, s, v)(199°, 43%, 94%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(80, 48, 227°)
SourceMaerz and Paul [19]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Very light greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Baby blue is known as one of the pastel colors.

The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892. [20]

Light blue

Light blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #ADD8E6
sRGB B (r, g, b)(173, 216, 230)
HSV (h, s, v)(195°, 25%, 90%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(84, 28, 216°)
Source X11
ISCC–NBS descriptor Very light greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color light blue is part of the X11 color system, with a hue code of 194. Variations of this color are known as sky blue, baby blue, or angel blue.

The first recorded use of "light blue" as a color term in English is in 1915. [21]

Powder blue

Powder Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #B0E0E6
sRGB B (r, g, b)(176, 224, 230)
HSV (h, s, v)(187°, 23%, 90%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(86, 26, 202°)
Source X11 [2]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Very light bluish green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Powder blue is a light bluish green.

The first recorded use of powder blue as a color name in English was in 1774. [22] It is a web color.

Uranian blue

Uranian Blue
 
Uranus clouds.jpg
Uranus with clouds
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #AFDBF5
sRGB B (r, g, b)(175, 219, 245)
HSV (h, s, v)(202°, 29%, 96%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(85, 35, 229°)
Source Color-Hex
ISCC–NBS descriptor Very light greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Uranian blue is a light greenish blue, the color of Uranus.

Argentinian blue

Argentinian Blue
 
Flag of Argentina.svg
Flag of Argentina
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6CB4EE
sRGB B (r, g, b)(108, 180, 238)
HSV (h, s, v)(207°, 55%, 93%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(71, 65, 241°)
Source[Unsourced]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Light blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color Argentinian blue is a light azure color seen on the national flag of Argentina.

Ruddy blue

Ruddy Blue
 
Rudy Duck (51103852550).jpg
Ruddy duck (male)
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #76ABDF
sRGB B (r, g, b)(118, 171, 223)
HSV (h, s, v)(210°, 47%, 87%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(68, 56, 243°)
Source ColorSwatches
ISCC–NBS descriptor Brilliant blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Ruddy blue represents the coloring of the beak of the ruddy duck.

Celtic blue

Celtic Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #246BCE
sRGB B (r, g, b)(36, 107, 206)
HSV (h, s, v)(215°, 83%, 81%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(46, 91, 255°)
Source Encycolorpedia
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Celtic blue is a shade of blue, also known as glas celtig in Welsh, or gorm ceilteach in both the Irish language and in Scottish Gaelic. Julius Caesar reported (in Commentarii de Bello Gallico) that the Britanni used to colour their bodies blue with vitrum, a word that means primarily "glass", but also the domestic name for the "woad" (Isatis tinctoria), besides the Gaulish loanword glastum (from Proto-Celtic *glastos "green"). The connection seems to be that both glass and the woad are "water-like" (lat. vitrum is from Proto-Indo-European *wed-ro- "water-like").

Spanish blue

Spanish Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #0070BB
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 112, 187)
HSV (h, s, v)(204°, 100%, 73%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(46, 76, 249°)
SourceGallego and Sanz [23]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Spanish blue is the color that is called Azul (the Spanish word for "blue") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colorations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a color dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone realm.

Bleu de France

Bleu de France
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #318CE7
sRGB B (r, g, b)(49, 140, 231)
HSV (h, s, v)(210°, 79%, 91%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(57, 90, 250°)
Source Pourpre.com
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Bleu de France is a vivid blue color that has been associated in heraldry with the Kings of France since the 12th century.

Delft blue

Delft Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1F305E
sRGB B (r, g, b)(31, 48, 94)
HSV (h, s, v)(224°, 67%, 37%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(21, 35, 258°)
Source Derwent
ISCC–NBS descriptor Dark blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Delft blue is a dark blue color.

The name is derived from the Dutch pottery Delftware, also known simply as "Delft Blue".

Duck blue

Duck Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #007791
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 119, 145)
HSV (h, s, v)(191°, 100%, 57%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(46, 44, 222°)
Source ISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptor Moderate greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Duck blue is a moderate greenish blue.

Resolution blue

Resolution Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #002387
sRGB B (r, g, b)(0, 35, 135)
HSV (h, s, v)(224°, 100%, 53%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(20, 64, 263°)
Source Xona.com Color List
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Resolution blue is a vivid blue color.

This color name first came into use in 2001 when it was formulated as one of the colors on the Xona.com Color List.

Polynesian blue

Polynesian Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #224C98
sRGB B (r, g, b)(34, 76, 152)
HSV (h, s, v)(219°, 78%, 60%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(34, 66, 257°)
Source ColorSwatches
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Polynesian blue is a dark blue color, almost navy.

Moroccan Blue

Chefchaouen Blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #468fea
sRGB B (r, g, b)(70, 143, 234)
HSV (h, s, v)(213°, 70%, 92%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(59, 89, 252°)
Source Color-Hex
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Moroccan blue (also Chefchaouen blue) is a vivid blue color.

Sapphire

Sapphire
 
Yogo2759.JPG
Sapphire gemstone
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #082567
sRGB B (r, g, b)(8, 37, 103)
HSV (h, s, v)(222°, 92%, 40%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(17, 45, 260°)
Source 99Colors
ISCC–NBS descriptor Deep blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Sapphire is a deep shade of navy blue, based on the color of an average sapphire gemstone. However, sapphires can also be pink, yellow, or orange.

Fluorescent blue

Fluorescent blue
 
India new 50 INR, MG series, 2018, obverse.jpg
Indian 50 rupee note, obverse
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #15F4EE
sRGB B (r, g, b)(21, 244, 238)
HSV (h, s, v)(178°, 91%, 96%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(87, 68, 188°)
Source[Unsourced]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Brilliant bluish green
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Fluorescent blue is a shade of blue that is radiant based on fluorescence. This is the main color on the Indian 50-rupee note.

Teal blue

Teal blue
 
Gtk-dialog-info.svg    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #367588
sRGB B (r, g, b)(54, 117, 136)
HSV (h, s, v)(194°, 60%, 53%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(46, 34, 220°)
SourceKelly, Kenneth L. and Judd, Deanne B. (December 1976) "Color: Universal Language and Dictionary of Names", National Bureau of Standards, Spec. Publ. 440
ISCC–NBS descriptor Moderate greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Teal blue is a medium tone of teal with more blue.

The first recorded use of teal blue as a color name in English was in 1927. [24]

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Navy blue</span> Blueish shade of the color black which almost appears as black

Navy blue is a very dark shade of the color blue.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fuchsia (color)</span> Color

Fuchsia is a vivid pinkish-purplish-red color, named after the color of the flower of the fuchsia plant, which was named by a French botanist, Charles Plumier, after the 16th-century German botanist Leonhart Fuchs.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Lavender (color)</span> Color

Lavender is a light shade of purple or violet. It applies particularly to the color of the flower of the same name. The web color called lavender is displayed at right—it matches the color of the very palest part of the lavender flower; however, the more saturated color shown below as floral lavender more closely matches the average color of the lavender flower as shown in the picture and is the tone of lavender historically and traditionally considered lavender by the average person as opposed to those who are website designers. The color lavender might be described as a medium purple or a light pinkish-purple. The term lavender may be used in general to apply to a wide range of pale, light or grayish-purples but only on the blue side. Lilac is pale purple on the pink side. In paints, the color lavender is made by mixing purple and white paint.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Red-violet</span> Overview of color term

Red-violet refers to a rich color of high medium saturation about 3/4 of the way between red and magenta, closer to magenta than to red. In American English, this color term is sometimes used in color theory as one of the purple colors—a non-spectral color between red and violet that is a deep version of a color on the line of purples on the CIE chromaticity diagram.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Spring green</span> Color

Spring green is a color that was traditionally considered to be on the yellow side of green, but in modern computer systems based on the RGB color model is halfway between cyan and green on the color wheel.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Blue-green</span> Color

Blue-green is the color that is between green and blue. It belongs to the cyan family of colors.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of orange</span> Varieties of the color orange

In optics, orange has a wavelength between approximately 585 and 620 nm and a hue of 30° in HSV color space. In the RGB color space it is a secondary color numerically halfway between gamma-compressed red and yellow, as can be seen in the RGB color wheel. The complementary color of orange is azure. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre or cadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Air Force blue</span> Shades of the colour azure

Air Force blue colours are a variety of colours that are mostly various tones of the colour azure, the purest tones of which are identified as being the colour of the sky on a clear day.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of green</span> Varieties of the color green

Varieties of the color green may differ in hue, chroma or lightness, or in two or three of these qualities. Variations in value are also called tints and shades, a tint being a green or other hue mixed with white, a shade being mixed with black. A large selection of these various colors is shown below.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of red</span> Varieties of the color red

Varieties of the color red may differ in hue, chroma or lightness, or in two or three of these qualities. Variations in value are also called tints and shades, a tint being a red or other hue mixed with white, a shade being mixed with black. A large selection of these various colors is shown below.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of pink</span> Varieties of the color pink

Pink colors are usually light or desaturated shades of reds, roses, and magentas which are created on computer and television screens using the RGB color model and in printing with the CMYK color model. As such, it is an arbitrary classification of color.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of magenta</span> Varieties of the color magenta

The color magenta has notable tints and shades. These various colors are shown below.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of yellow</span> Overview about the shades of yellow

Varieties of the color yellow may differ in hue, chroma or lightness, or in two or three of these qualities. Variations in value are also called tints and shades, a tint being a yellow or other hue mixed with white, a shade being mixed with black. A large selection of these various colors is shown below.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of cyan</span> Varieties of the color cyan

The color cyan, a greenish-blue, has notable tints and shades. It is one of the subtractive primary colors along with magenta, and yellow.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of violet</span> Varieties of the color violet

Violet is a color term derived from the flower of the same name. There are numerous variations of the color violet, a sampling of which are shown below.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of purple</span> Variations of the color purple

There are numerous variations of the color purple, a sampling of which are shown below.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sky blue</span> Color

Sky blue is a colour that resembles that of an unclouded sky around noon (azure) reflecting off a metallic surface. The entry for "sky-blue" in Murray's New English Dictionary (1919) reports a first sighting of the term in the article on "silver" in Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia of 1728. However, many writers had used the term "sky blue" to name a colour before Chambers. For example, we find "sky blue" in A Collection of Voyages and Travels, vol. 2, p. 322, where John Nieuhoff describes certain flowers: "they are of a lovely sky blue colour, and yellow in the middle". The sense of this colour may have been first used in 1585 in a book by Nicolas de Nicolay where he stated "the tulbant [turban] of the merchant must be skie coloured".

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of black</span> Varieties of the color black

Shades of black are colors that differ only slightly from pure black. These colors have a low lightness. From a photometric point of view, a color which differs slightly from black always has low relative luminance. Variations of black include what are commonly termed off-black colors, which may be considered part of a neutral color scheme, usually in interior design as a part of a background for brighter colors. Black and dark gray colors are powerful accent colors that suggest weight, dignity, formality, and solemnity.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of azure</span> Varieties of the color azure

Azure is a variation of blue that is often described as the color of the sky on a clear day.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Shades of rose</span> Varieties of the color rose

Rose is the color halfway between red and magenta on the HSV color wheel, also known as the RGB color wheel, on which it is at hue angle of 330 degrees.

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  5. Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the word "Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear. There are seven versions, all with the same color codes—C, EC, HC, M, PC, U, and UP.:
  6. The sRGB values are taken by converting the NCS color 2060-B using the “NCS Navigator” tool at the NCS website.
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  10. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 103; Color Sample of Navy blue: Page 131 Plate 40 Color Sample E11
  11. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199; Color Sample of Midnight: Page 103 Plate 40 Color Sample A8
  12. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; color sample of Independence: Page 117 Plate 47 Color Sample H12
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