Cornflower blue

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For other uses, see Cornflower.
Cornflower blue (X11)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #6495ED
sRGBB  (rgb) (100, 149, 237)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (59, 37, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (219°, 58%, 93%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Cornflower blue (Crayola)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #93CCEA
sRGBB  (rgb) (154, 206, 235)
HSV       (h, s, v) (201°, 37%, 92%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Cornflower blue, is a shade of medium-to-light blue containing relatively little green compared to blue. This hue was one of the favorites of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, his other most-noted favorite being yellow.

The most valuable blue sapphires are called cornflower blue, having a medium-dark violet-blue tone.[1]

Computer monitors may not always be depended upon for true representation of a color.

Uses[edit]

Robert Boyle[edit]

Robert Boyle reported a blue dye produced from the cornflower.[2] This was also called Boyle's Blue[3] and Cyan Blue.[4] This dye color however, was not widely commercialized.[5]

X11[edit]

Cornflower blue is a defined color in the X Window (X11) color scheme.[6] As such, it is a color available as a named color for webpages.

Crayola[edit]

Cornflower blue is a Crayola color. It was originally introduced in 1949, in the box of 48 crayons.[7]

Microsoft XNA[edit]

Cornflower blue is the default clear color used in the XNA framework.

Popular references[edit]

In the movie Fight Club, the narrator's boss asks "Can I get that icon in cornflower blue?" In the T.V Show How I Met Your Mother, Barney exclaims regarding his choice in tie "There was a cornflower blue one I almost went with."

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