The color displayed at right titled medium electric blue matches the color of the color sample (taken from a textile sample) of the original called electric blue that "had an immense vogue in the latter 19th century".
Still today, this tone of electric blue is a typical contemporary "electric blue" fabric color that is used in manufacturing for the mass market.
Sound and Vision is a 1977 song released by David Bowie which features the lyric "Blue, blue, electric blue. That's the colour of my room".
"The Art of Storytelling, pt.2" is a 1998 ballad released by OutKast. An account of the biblical Apocalypse, the song contains the lyric "Look out the window! Golly, the sky is electric blue".
Cosmic Charlie is a song by the Grateful Dead, performed live between 1968 and 1976. It contains the lyric "Rosy red and electric blue, I bought you a paddle for your paper canoe", which is typical of the surrealistic theme of the remaining lyrics.
In a 1998 retelling of the original 1963 story of Superman Red/Superman Blue, Superman is temporarily deprived of the solar energy needed to provide the energy his body required to give him powers and Superman develops electricity-based abilities, which eventually forces him to adopt a blue and white containment suit to prevent the energy from dispersing. While retaining most of his abilities, he could now also generate electric attacks rather than his original heat-vision. This version of Superman was referred to by some comic book fans as "Electric Blue Superman".
The electric blue glow of electricity results from the spectral emission of the excited ionized atoms (or excited molecules) of air (mostly oxygen and nitrogen) falling back to unexcited states, which happens to produce an abundance of electric blue light. This is the reason electrical sparks in air, including lightning, appear electric blue. It is a coincidence that the color of Cherenkov radiation and light emitted by ionized air are a very similar blue despite their very different methods of production.
^Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill, p.194; Color Sample of Electric Blue [fabric 1890s]: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample I7
^Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Discussion of color Electric Blue Page 156
^The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called electric blue in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color electric blue is displayed on page 97, Plate 37, Color Sample I7.
^Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill, Color Sample of Electric Blue [fabric 1890s]: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample I7
^Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill, p.194 Name of the color "electric blue" in the index is marked with a "T", which means it is from a textile sample
^Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill, p.156 Discussion of the color Electric Blue
^Parker, Derek and Julia Aquarius (Part of the Planetary Zodiac Library) New York:1972 A Mitchell Beazley/Ballantine Book Page 14