Cadet grey

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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[1]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cadet grey (sometimes spelled cadet gray in parts of the United States) is a somewhat blue-greyish shade of the color grey. The first recorded use of cadet grey as a color name in English was in 1912.[2][inconsistent] Before 1912, the word cadet grey was used as a name for a type of military issue uniform.

Variations[edit]

Cadet blue[edit]

Cadet BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #5F9EA0
sRGBB  (rgb) (95, 158, 160)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (41, 1, 0, 37)
HSV       (h, s, v) (182°, 41%, 63[3]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the greyish-blue web color cadet blue.

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

In 1987, cadet blue was formulated as one of the X11 colors, which in the early 1990s became known as the X11 web colors.

Star command blue[edit]

Star Command BlueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #007BB8
sRGBB  (rgb) (0, 123, 184)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 33, 0, 28)
HSV       (h, s, v) (200°, 100%, 72[5]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color star command blue.

This color was apparently formulated as an impression of the color that commissioned officers in a fictional space navy would wear.

Cadet[edit]

CadetHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #536872
sRGBB  (rgb) (83, 104, 114)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (27, 9, 0, 55)
HSV       (h, s, v) (199°, 27%, 45[6]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color cadet, a dark shade of cadet grey.

The first recorded use of cadet as a color name in English was in 1915.[7]

Space cadet[edit]

Space CadetHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #1D2951
sRGBB  (rgb) (29, 41, 81)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (64, 49, 0, 68)
HSV       (h, s, v) (226°, 64%, 32[8]%)
Source Resene
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color space cadet.

Space cadet is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand. The color "space cadet" was formulated in 2007.

This color is apparently a formulation of an impression of the color that cadets in a fictional space navy training would wear.


Military use[edit]

Uniform of a Confederate Artillery Corporal

The name cadet grey stems from its use in uniforms of the United States military, in particular, cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

Both armies in the American Civil War initially included uniforms in the color, including the 7th New York Militia,[9] but it was primarily identified with those of the Confederate States of America. By 1863, all troops were asked to obey the Regulations for the Confederate States Army and have cadet grey uniforms.[10]

Cadet grey had previously been named the color chosen for the army of the Republic of Texas in 1835 and 1840.[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #91A3B0 (Cadet Grey):
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #5F9EA0 (Cadet Blue):
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cadet Blue: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample A9
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #007BB8 (Star Command Blue):
  6. ^ Color conversion (RGB / CMYK / HSV / YUV / ...)
  7. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191; Color Sample of Cadet: Page 115 Plate 46 Color Sample A6
  8. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #1D2951 (Space Cadet):
  9. ^ Marvel, William (2007). Mr. Lincoln Goes to War. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 0-618-87241-8. 
  10. ^ Miller, David (2001). Uniforms, Weapons, and Equipment of the Civil War. London: Salamander Books. pp. 118–120. ISBN 1-84065-257-8. 
  11. ^ Robinson, James W. (2004). The Laws of Texas 1822-1897. Texas: The Lawbook Exchange. p. 997. ISBN 1-58477-416-9. 
  12. ^ Reid, Stuart; Hook, Richard (2003). The Texan Army 1835-46. Osprey Publishing. p. 46. ISBN 1-84176-593-7. 

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