Aqua (color)

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Not to be confused with Aquamarine (color).
AquaHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #00FFFF
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 255, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 0, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (180°, 100%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Aqua (from Latin: aqua for water) is a greenish blue color, a variation of the color cyan. Aqua is more green than it is blue. The web color aqua is identical to the web color cyan, also sometimes called electric cyan, one of the three secondary colors of the RGB color model used on computer and television displays. In the HSV color wheel aqua is precisely halfway between green and blue. However, aqua is not the same as the primary subtractive color process cyan used in printing. The color Aqua is a comparison to Cyan except Aqua is lighter with a more neon tone, it is closer to the green spectrum although Aqua is mistaken for a blue color, it is misread as turquoise since turquoise is more to the blue spectrum.

The words "aqua" and "cyan" are used interchangeably in computer graphics, and especially web design, to refer to the additive secondary color "cyan". Both colors are made exactly the same way on a computer screen, by combining green and blue light at equal and full intensiity on a black screen. Traditionally that color, defined as #00FFFF in hex, or (0,255,255) in RGB, is called "cyan", but X11 color names introduced the alternative name "aqua". Later, W3C popularized the name by using it in the named color palette of HTML 3.2 specifications.

Pale aqua[edit]

Pale AquaHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BCD4E6
sRGBB  (rgb) (188, 212, 230)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (18, 8, 0, 10)
HSV       (h, s, v) (206°, 18%, 90%)
Source ISCC NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color pale aqua.

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)—Color Sample of Pale Aqua (color sample #184).

Aqua in human culture[edit]

Music
Transportation planning

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