Powder blue

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For other uses, see Powder Blue (disambiguation).

Powder blue may refer to two different colors.[citation needed] The paler variant is often associated with powder snow.

Powder blue (web color powder blue)[edit]

Powder blueHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #B0E0E6
sRGBB  (rgb) (176, 224, 230)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 20, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (220°, 70%, 90%)
Source X11[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The web color powder blue is shown on the right.

The first recorded use of powder blue (meaning the pale blue color) as a color name in English was in 1774.[2]

The original, darker powder blue color (also known as "smalt") referred to powdered cobalt glass, which was of a deep, dark blue hue and used in laundering and dyeing applications. The cobalt blue glass was itself made from zaffre.

The first recorded use of powder blue (meaning the dark blue color) as a color name in English was in 1707.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202. See color sample of powder blue, Page 95--Plate 36 Color Sample H2
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202. See color sample of powder blue (smalt), Page 109--Plate 43 Color Sample D11

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