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Alice Blue
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F0F8FF
sRGBB (r, g, b) (240, 248, 255)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (6, 2, 1, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (208°, 6%, 100%)
Source X11[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Alice blue is a light or steel blueish-cyanish color that was favored by Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and which sparked a fashion sensation in the United States.

The hit song "Alice Blue Gown", inspired by Longworth's signature gown, premiered in the 1919 Broadway musical Irene. The musical was made into a film in 1940 starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland.

The color is specified by the United States Navy for use in insignia and trim on vessels named for Theodore Roosevelt. "AliceBlue" is also one of the original mid-1990s X11 color names which became the basis for color description in web authoring.

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Etymology

From the name of Alice Roosevelt Longworth (daughter of Theodore Roosevelt), who favoured the colour and made it fashionable in the US.

Noun

Alice blue

  1. (color/colour) a pale blue colour.
    Alice blue colour:    

Adjective

Alice blue

  1. (color/colour) of a pale blue colour.

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