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]

Chuck Palahnuik's mentions the color at least once in every one of his novels.

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."

The German popular song "Kornblumenblau" (literally "cornflower blue") humorously glorifies extreme drunkenness, blau being German slang for "drunk" and cornflower blue being an intense shade of the color.[8]

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