Baby blue

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Baby BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #89CFF0
sRGBB  (rgb) (137, 207, 240)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (43, 14, 0, 6)
HSV       (h, s, v) (199°, 43%, 94[1]%)
Source Maerz and Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Baby blue is a pale tint of azure, one of the pastel colors.[3]

The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892.[4]

Variations of baby blue[edit]

Bubbles[edit]

BubblesHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E7FEFF
sRGBB  (rgb) (231, 254, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (9, 0, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (183°, 9%, 100[5][6]%)
Source Xona.com Color List
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Bubbles is a pale tint of baby blue.

The color name bubbles has been in use since 2001 when the Xona.com Color List was first promulgated.


Beau blue[edit]

Beau BlueHow 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, 9)
HSV       (h, s, v) (206°, 18%, 90[7][8]%)
Source Plochere
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Beau blue is a light tone of baby blue.

The source of this color is the color that is called beau blue in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[9]

Baby blue eyes[edit]

Baby Blue EyesHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #A1CAF1
sRGBB  (rgb) (161, 202, 241)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (33, 16, 0, 5)
HSV       (h, s, v) (209°, 33%, 95[10][11]%)
Source Plochere
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Baby blue eyes is a rich tone of baby blue.

The source of this color is the color that is called baby blue eyes in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[12]

Little boy blue[edit]

Little Boy BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6CA0DC
sRGBB  (rgb) (108, 160, 220)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (51, 27, 0, 14)
HSV       (h, s, v) (212°, 51%, 86[13]%)
Source Pantone TPX[14]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Little boy blue is a deep tone of baby blue.

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #16-4132 TPX—Little Boy Blue.[15]


Baby blue in human culture[edit]

Gender

  • In Western culture, the color baby blue is often associated with baby boys (and baby pink for baby girls), particularly in clothing and linen and shoes. This is a recent tradition, however, and until the 1940s the convention was exactly the opposite: pink was considered the appropriate color for boys as the more masculine and "decided" while blue was the more delicate and dainty color and therefore appropriate for girls.[16][17][18]

Law enforcement

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #89CFF0 (Baby Blue):
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called baby blue in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color baby blue is displayed on page 93, Plate 35, Color Sample E2.
  3. ^ Display on ISCC-NBS color list of various tints of the color Baby Blue:
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Baby Blue: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample E2
  5. ^ #E7FEFF Color Information
  6. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #E7FEFF (Bubbles):
  7. ^ #BCD4E6 Color Information
  8. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color # BCD4E6 (Beau Blue):
  9. ^ Plochere Color System:
  10. ^ #A1CAF1 Color Information
  11. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #A1CAF1 (Baby Blue Eyes):
  12. ^ Plochere Color System:
  13. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #6CA0DC (Little Boy Blue):
  14. ^ Type the words "Little Boy Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  15. ^ Pantone TPX Pantone Color Finder--Type the words "Little Boy Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear:
  16. ^ Merkin, Daphne. "Gender Trouble", The New York Times Style Magazine, 12 March 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007.
  17. ^ Orenstein, Peggy. "What's Wrong With Cinderella?", The New York Times Magazine, 24 December 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007. Orenstein writes: "When colors were first introduced to the nursery in the early part of the 20th century, pink was considered the more masculine hue, a pastel version of red. Blue, with its intimations of the Virgin Mary, constancy and faithfulness, was thought to be dainty. Why or when that switched is not clear, but as late as the 1930s a significant percentage of adults in one national survey held to that split."
  18. ^ guardian.co.uk, The Power of Pink'. 12 December 2009. Guardian on the 'PinkStinks' campaign
  19. ^ Baby Blue police cars of the San Francisco Police Department in the late 1970s: