Baby blue

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Baby blue
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#89CFF0
HSV       (h, s, v)(199°, 43%, 94[1]%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(137, 207, 240)
SourceMaerz and Paul[2]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVery light greenish blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Baby blue is a tint of azure, one of the pastel colors.[3]

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

Variations of baby blue[edit]

Beau blue[edit]

Beau blue
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#BCD4E6
HSV       (h, s, v)(206°, 18%, 90[5][6]%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(188, 212, 230)
SourcePlochere
ISCC–NBS descriptorVery pale blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Beau blue is a light tone of baby blue. "Beau" means "beautiful" in French.

The source of this color is the color that is called beau blue in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[7]

Baby blue eyes[edit]

Baby blue eyes
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#A1CAF1
HSV       (h, s, v)(209°, 33%, 95[8][9]%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(161, 202, 241)
SourcePlochere
ISCC–NBS descriptorVery light blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Baby blue eyes is a rich tone of baby blue.

The source of this color is the color that is called baby blue eyes in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[7]

Little boy blue[edit]

Little boy blue
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#6CA0DC
HSV       (h, s, v)(212°, 51%, 86[10]%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(108, 160, 220)
SourcePantone TPX[11]
ISCC–NBS descriptorLight blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Little boy blue is a deep tone of baby blue.[12]

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #16-4132 TPX—Little Boy Blue.[13]

Baby blue in human culture[edit]

Baby Blue newborn male clothing

In Western culture, the color baby blue is often associated with baby boys (and baby pink for baby girls), particularly in clothing and linen and shoes.

In the late 1960s, philosopher Alan Watts, who lived in Sausalito, a suburb of San Francisco, suggested that police cars be painted baby blue and white instead of black and white. This proposal was implemented in San Francisco in the late 1970s,[14] until the late 1980s. Watts also suggested that the police should wear baby blue uniforms because, he asserted, this would make them less likely to commit acts of police brutality than if they were wearing the usual dark blue uniforms. This proposal was never implemented.

Baby blue is an official color used in the flag of Argentina.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called baby blue in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color baby blue is displayed on page 93, Plate 35, Color Sample E2.
  3. ^ Foster, John C. "Retsof online version of ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names - Ba through Bz". tx4.us. Archived from the original on 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Baby Blue: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample E2
  5. ^ "Pale aqua / #bcd4e6 hex color".
  6. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  7. ^ a b Plochere Color System: Archived 2010-08-21 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Baby blue eyes / #a1caf1 hex color".
  9. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  10. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  11. ^ Type the words "Little Boy Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  12. ^ "Baby Name".
  13. ^ PANTONE. "Search - Find a PANTONE Color". www.pantone.com.
  14. ^ "Photo: Line-up of Nova's, San Francisco, CA, Police - Tony Sollecito album - copcar dot com - Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy". public.fotki.com.