Blue-gray

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This article is about the colour. For the cow, see Blue Gray. For other uses, see The Blue and the Gray.

Blue-Gray (Livid) (#6699CC)

Blue-GrayHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6699CC
sRGBB  (rgb) (102, 153, 204)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (50, 25, 0, 20)
HSV       (h, s, v) (210°, 50%, 80[1]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Blue-gray, also spelled blue-grey is a medium blueish gray color. Another name for this color is livid; this color name comes from the Latin color term lividus meaning "'a dull leaden-blue color', and also used to describe the color of contused flesh, leading to the English expression 'black and blue ' ".[2]

There is a range of colors called livid colors that combine the colors blue and gray. Some of these colors are shown below.

Livid (blue-gray) is the opposite concept from brown. Brown colors are mainly dark orange and dark red colors—warm colors on the warm color side of the color wheel, while blue-gray (livid) colors are mainly dark blue and dark azure colors—colors on the opposite side of the color wheel—cool colors on the cool color side of the color wheel.

The first recorded use of livid as a color name in English was in 1622.[3]

Blue-Gray was a Crayola crayon color from 1958 to 1990.

Variations of blue-gray (livid)[edit]

The colors below are arranged according to value (brightness) (the v code in hsv), lightest at the top and darkest towards the bottom.

Iceberg[edit]

IcebergHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #71A6D2
sRGBB  (rgb) (113, 166, 210)
HSV       (h, s, v) (207°, 46%, 82[4]%)
Source Maerz and Paul[5]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color iceberg is displayed at right.

Although icebergs are white, from a distance they can often appear blue when the colors of the sky and the ocean are reflected off of them.

The first recorded use of iceberg as a color name in English was in 1921.[6]

Slate blue[edit]

Slate BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6A5ACD
sRGBB  (rgb) (106, 90, 193)
HSV       (h, s, v) (248°, 56%, 80[7]%)
Source X11[8]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the web color slate blue.

The first recorded use of slate blue as a color name in English was in 1796.[9]

Blue bell[edit]

Blue BellHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #A2A2D0
sRGBB  (rgb) (162, 162, 208)
HSV       (h, s, v) (240°, 33%, 73%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Blue bell is a shade of blue-gray. It is also a Crayola color. It represents the bluebell flower.

The first recorded use of bluebell as a color name in English was in 1920.[10]

Glaucous[edit]

Main article: Glaucous
GlaucousHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6082B6
sRGBB  (rgb) (96, 130, 182)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (47, 29, 0, 29)
HSV       (h, s, v) (216°, 47%, 71%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Glaucous is a shade of blue-gray found on the surfaces of some plants and animals.

The first recorded use of glaucous as a color name in English was in the year 1671.[11]

Steel blue[edit]

Main article: Steel blue
Steel BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4682B4
sRGBB  (rgb) (70, 130, 180)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (61, 28, 0, 29)
HSV       (h, s, v) (207°, 61%, 71[12]%)
Source X11[8]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Steel blue is a color that resembles blue steel.

The first recorded use of steel blue as a color name in English was in 1817.[13]

Cadet grey[edit]

Main article: Cadet grey
Cadet GreyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #91A3B0
sRGBB  (rgb) (145, 163, 176)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (18, 74, 0, 31)
HSV       (h, s, v) (205°, 18%, 69[14]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cadet grey, shown at right, and cadet blue, are shades of color used in military uniforms.

The first recorded use of cadet grey as a color name in English was in 1912.[15] Before 1912, the word cadet grey was used as a name for a type of military issue uniform.

Cool gray[edit]

Gray-BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #8C92AC
sRGBB  (rgb) (140, 146, 172)
HSV       (h, s, v) (229°, 19%, 68%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Cool gray is a medium light color gray mixed with the color blue.

Another name for this color is gray-blue.

This color is a dull shade of blue-gray.

This color is identical with color sample #203 (identified as "gray blue") at the following website: http://tx4.us/nbs/nbs-g.htm—The ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names (1955), a website for stamp collectors to evaluate the colors of their stamps.

Air force blue[edit]

Main article: Air force blue
Air Force BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #5D8AA8
sRGBB  (rgb) (93, 138, 168)
HSV       (h, s, v) (204°, 45%, 66[16]%)
Source Vexillological:[17]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Air force blue is a grayish shade of blue or azure used by the RAF.

There are other tones of air force blue, such as the darker one used by the United States Air Force.

Shadow blue[edit]

Shadow BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #778BA5
sRGBB  (rgb) (119, 139, 165)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (28, 16, 0, 35)
HSV       (h, s, v) (214°, 28%, 65[18]%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color shadow blue is displayed at right. Shadow blue is a color formulated by Crayola in 1990 as one of the colors in its Silver Swirls specialty box of metallic colors.

Although this is supposed to be a metallic color, there is no mechanism for displaying metallic colors on a computer.

Dark blue-gray[edit]

Dark Blue-GrayHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #666699
sRGBB  (rgb) (102, 102, 153)
HSV       (h, s, v) (240°, 33%, 60[19]%)
Source WSC
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color dark blue-gray is displayed at right.

Roman silver[edit]

Roman SilverHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #838996
sRGBB  (rgb) (131, 137, 150)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (13, 9, 0, 41)
HSV       (h, s, v) (221°, 13%, 59[20]%)
Source Resene
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color Roman silver.

Roman silver is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand.

This color is supposed to be a metallic color; however, there is no mechanism for displaying metallic colors on a flat computer screen.

Rhythm[edit]

RhythmHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #777696
sRGBB  (rgb) (119, 118, 150)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (21, 21, 0, 41)
HSV       (h, s, v) (242°, 21%, 58[21]%)
Source Resene
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color rhythm.

Rhythm is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand. The color "rhythm" was formulated in 2004.

Payne's gray[edit]

Main article: Payne's grey
Payne's GrayHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #536878
sRGBB  (rgb) (83, 104, 120)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (31, 13, 0, 53)
HSV       (h, s, v) (206°, 31%, 47[22]%)
Source Ridgway:[23]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Payne's gray is a dark blue-gray color used in painting.

The first recorded use of Payne’s grey as a color name in English was in 1835.[24]

Blue-gray (livid) in nature[edit]

Insects
Arachnids
Birds
Mammals

Blue-gray (livid) in culture[edit]

Animal husbandry
Medicine/Sociology
  • Upper-class families who used silver eating utensils every day gradually ingested small pieces of silver into their bodies and eventually developed a mild form of a condition called Argyria, in which the skin takes on a blue-gray color, thus becoming known as bluebloods.[25]
Sports
Transportation planning

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #6699CC (Blue-Gray):
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Discussion of the color Livid Page 165
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #71A6D2 (Iceberg):
  5. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called iceberg in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color iceberg is displayed on page 95, Plate 36, Color Sample H4.
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; Color Sample of Iceberg: Page 95 Plate 36 Color Sample H4
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #6A5ACD (Slate Blue):
  8. ^ a b CSS Color Module Level 3
  9. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Slate Blue: Page 115 Plate 46 Color Sample A7
  10. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Bluebell: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample J10
  11. ^ "Glaucous, a.". Oxford English Dictionary. 2010. 
  12. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #4682B4 (Steel Blue):
  13. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  14. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #91A3B0 (Cadet Grey):
  15. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cadet Grey: Page 95 Plate 36 Color Sample C4
  16. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #5D8AA8 (Air Force Blue (RAF)):
  17. ^ History of the RAF, Chapter 7 – Cultural & Organizational Heritage, p. 370]
  18. ^ web.forrett.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #778BA5 (Shadow Blue):
  19. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #666699 (Dark Blue-Gray):
  20. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #838996 (Roman Silver):
  21. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #777696 (Rhythm):
  22. ^ www.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #536878 (Payne’s Grey):
  23. ^ Of the various tones of Payne’s Grey shown on the indicated web page of the Ridgway color list, the color displayed in the color box above matches most closely the color called Payne’s Gray in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color Payne’s Gray is displayed on page 117, Plate 47, Color Sample A9.
  24. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 201; Color Sample of Payne’s Gray: Page 117 Plate 47 Color Sample A9
  25. ^ Alexander, Wesley J. History of the Medical Use of Silver