Alice blue

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About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F0F8FF
sRGBB  (rgb) (240, 248, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (6, 2, 1, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (208°, 6%, 100%)
Source X11[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Alice blue is a pale tint of azure that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.

The hit song "Alice Blue Gown", inspired by Longworth's signature gown, premiered in Harry Tierney's 1919 Broadway musical Irene. The musical was made into a film in 1940 starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland.

The color is specified by the United States Navy for use in insignia and trim on vessels named for Theodore Roosevelt.[citation needed] "AliceBlue" is also one of the original 1987 X11 color names which became the basis for color description in web authoring. The name "Alice Blue" was trademarked in 2001 by a costume company called "Alice Blue Fancy Dress & Costume" in the U.K. but the livery color chosen by them was not the correct Alice Blue shade, but instead a rich royal blue.[citation needed]

Ice floes exhibiting Alice blue coloration in sunlight

This particular shade of blue is also referred as white-blue (or blue-white) and ice/icy blue, due to its very pale coloration which includes a hint of green— as does actual ice.

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