Cornflower blue

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Cornflower blue (X11)
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#6495ED
HSV       (h, s, v)(219°, 58%, 93%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(100, 149, 237)
SourceX11
ISCC–NBS descriptorBrilliant blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Cornflower (Crayola)
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#93CCEA
HSV       (h, s, v)(201°, 37%, 92%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(154, 206, 235)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorVery light greenish blue
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.[1]

Cornflower blue sapphire
Cornflower blue sapphire

The most valuable blue sapphires are called cornflower blue, having a medium-dark violet-blue tone.[2]

Uses[edit]

Robert Boyle[edit]

Robert Boyle reported a blue dye produced from the cornflower.[3] This was also called Boyle's Blue[4] and Cyan Blue.[5] This dye color, however, was not widely commercialized.[6]

X11[edit]

Cornflower blue is a defined color in the X Window (X11) color scheme.[7] As such, it is a color available as a named color for webpages.

HTML[edit]

CornFlowerBlue () is an HTML color name, its hexadecimal code is #6495ED.[8]

Crayola[edit]

Cornflower is a Crayola color with hexadecimal code #93CCEA.[9] It was originally introduced in 1958, in the box of 48 crayons. The color is also called light cornflower.[10]

Microsoft XNA[edit]

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

Bavarian Infantry Uniform Color[edit]

Coat color of Bavarian infantry in the early 19th Century especially found in the Napoleonic Era. [11]

In popular culture[edit]

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.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jan Vermeer of Delft". Holland History. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, ed. Sybil P.. Parker, 1997, McGraw-Hill, ISBN 9780079115041, page 30
  3. ^ The Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments, Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall, 2004, Routledge, ISBN 9781136373855
  4. ^ Eastaugh, Nicholas; Walsh, Valentine; Chaplin, Tracey; Siddall, Ruth (30 March 2007). The Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments. ISBN 9781136373855.
  5. ^ Eastaugh, Nicholas; Walsh, Valentine; Chaplin, Tracey; Siddall, Ruth (30 March 2007). The Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments. ISBN 9781136373855.
  6. ^ Eastaugh, Nicholas; Walsh, Valentine; Chaplin, Tracey; Siddall, Ruth (30 March 2007). The Pigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments. ISBN 9781136373855.
  7. ^ Color Library documentation, Color::Library::Dictionary::X11 - (X11) Colors for the X11 Window System (rgb.txt) Archived 2013-06-27 at Archive.today (accessed 2012-06-29)
  8. ^ "CornFlowerBlue". html-color-names.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Cornflower / #93ccea Hex Color Code Schemes and Paints". encycolorpedia.com. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Light cornflower / #93ccea hex color". ColorHexa. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
  11. ^ With Eagles To Glory/John Gill 1992 ISBN 1-85367-130-4 Pg.66 Table 2-1: The Bavarian Army in April 1809 (Line Infantry Regiments)
  12. ^ "Kornblumenblau / Es gibt kein Pltzchen auf Erden free midi mp3 download Strand Hotel Sechelt bed breakfast". Ingeb.org. Retrieved 20 November 2017.