Aquamarine (color)

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Not to be confused with Aqua (color).
AquamarineHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #7FFFD4
sRGBB  (rgb) (127, 255, 212)
HSV       (h, s, v) (160°, 50%, 100[1]%)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Aquamarine (RGB)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #00FFBF
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 255, 191)
HSV       (h, s, v) (165°, 100%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Aquamarine is a color that is a bluish tint of cerulean toned toward cyan. It is known as being the color of sea foam green. Although Aqua is more to the green spectrum, Aquamarine is a more deep green, perhaps a darker color of Aqua. It is named after the mineral aquamarine, a gemstone mainly found in granite rocks. The first recorded use of aquamarine as a color name in English was in 1598.[3]

Medium aquamarine[edit]

Medium AquamarineHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #66CDAA
sRGBB  (rgb) (102, 205, 170)
HSV       (h, s, v) (154°, 54%, 87[4]%)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color medium aquamarine.

Aquamarine in human culture[edit]

Interior design

Medical

  • The color medium aquamarine is often used for smocks worn by hospital nurses because it is perceived as being calm and restful for the patients.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #7FFFD4 (Aquamarine):
  2. ^ a b W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, SVG color keywords. W3C. (May 2003). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Aquamarine: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample I3
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #66DDAA (Medium Aquamarine):