Sapphire (color)

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The 423-carat (85 g) blue Logan sapphire

Sapphire is a saturated shade of blue, referring to the gem of the same name. Sapphire gems are most commonly found in a range of blue shades although they can be many different colors. Other names for variations of the color sapphire are blue sapphire or sapphire blue, shown below.

Sapphire

Sapphire
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#0F52BA
sRGBB  (rgb)(15, 82, 186)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(92, 56, 0, 27)
HSV       (h, s, v)(216°, 91%, 73[1]%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the color sapphire.

The first recorded use of sapphire as a color name in English was in 1430.[3]

Variations

Sapphire blue

Sapphire Blue
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#0067A5
sRGBB  (rgb)(0, 103, 165)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(100, 38, 0, 35)
HSV       (h, s, v)(203°, 100%, 65[4]%)
SourceISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color sapphire blue.

Medium sapphire

Medium Sapphire
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#2D5DA1
sRGBB  (rgb)(45, 93, 161)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(72, 42, 0, 37)
HSV       (h, s, v)(215°, 72%, 63[5]%)
SourceCrayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Medium sapphire is the color called sapphire in Crayola Gem Tones, a specialty set of Crayola crayons introduced in 1994.

B'dazzled blue

B'dazzled Blue
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#2E5894
sRGBB  (rgb)(46, 88, 148)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(69, 41, 0, 42)
HSV       (h, s, v)(215°, 69%, 58[6]%)
SourceCrayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

B'dazzled blue is a color in Crayola Metallic FX, a specialty set of Crayola crayons introduced in 2001.

Blue sapphire

Blue Sapphire
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#126180
sRGBB  (rgb)(18, 97, 128)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(86, 24, 0, 50)
HSV       (h, s, v)(197°, 86%, 50[7]%)
SourcePantone TPX[8]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed as right is the color blue sapphire.

The source of this color is the Pantone Textile Paper Extended (TPX) color list color #18-4231 "Blue Sapphire".

Dark sapphire

Dark Sapphire
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#082567
sRGBB  (rgb)(8, 37, 103)
Source[Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Dark sapphire is a dark tone of sapphire.

In culture

A bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin

Alcoholic beverages

Given names

Music

  • The color 'Pearl Sapphire Blue' is the official color of the popular K-pop band Super Junior.

Religion

Television

See also

References

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #0F52BA (Sapphire):
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called sapphire in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color sapphire is displayed on page 97, Plate 37, Color Sample L8.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Sapphire: Page 97 Plate 37 Color Sample L8
  4. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #0067A5 (Sapphire Blue):
  5. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #2D5DA1 (Medium Sapphire):
  6. ^ web.Forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to color #2E5894 (B'dazzled Blue):
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #126180 (Blue Sapphire):
  8. ^ Type the word "Blue Sapphire" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  9. ^ Ezekiel 1:26