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[edit]

Sapphire as a quinary color on the RYB color wheel
  blue
  sapphire
  cerulean
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]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid blue
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[edit]

Sapphire blue[edit]

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
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color sapphire blue.

Medium sapphire[edit]

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
ISCC–NBS descriptorStrong blue
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[edit]

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
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate blue
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[edit]

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]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDark greenish blue
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[edit]

Dark Sapphire
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#082567
sRGBB  (rgb)(8, 37, 103)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(92, 64, 0, 60)
HSV       (h, s, v)(222°, 92%, 40%)
Source[Unsourced]
ISCC–NBS descriptorDeep blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Dark sapphire is a dark tone of sapphire.

In culture[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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