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Baby Blue
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #89CFF0
RGBB (r, g, b) (137, 207, 240)
HSV (h, s, v) (199°, 43%, 94[1]%)
Source Colour Lovers]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color baby blue. [2]Baby blue is known as one of the pastel colors.

The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892.[3]

Baby blue in human culture

Gender

  • 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. This is a recent tradition, however, and until the 1940s the convention was exactly the opposite: pink was considered the appropriate for boys as the more masculine and "decided" while blue was the more delicate and dainty color and therefore appropriate for girls.[4][5][6]

Law Enforcement

  • In the late 1960s, New Age 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 [7] (the police cars of the San Francisco Police Department were repainted the standard black and white in the early 1980s). Watts also suggested that the police should wear baby blue uniforms (this was never implemented by the SFPD, apparently because the police wouldn't stand for it, even though other American locations do use light blue police uniforms). The idea behind using baby blue instead of black or dark blue to symbolize the police was, Watts suggested, that if the police were dressed in baby blue, they would be less likely to commit acts of police brutality.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #89CFF0 (Baby Blue):
  2. ^ Display on ISCC-NBS color list of various tints of the color Baby Blue:
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Merkin, Daphne. "Gender Trouble", The New York Times Style Magazine, 12 March 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007.
  5. ^ Orenstein, Peggy. "What's Wrong With Cinderella?", The New York Times Magazine, 24 December 2006, retrieved 10 December 2007. Orenstein writes: "When colors were first introduced to the nursery in the early part of the 20th century, pink was considered the more masculine hue, a pastel version of red. Blue, with its intimations of the Virgin Mary, constancy and faithfulness, was thought to be dainty. Why or when that switched is not clear, but as late as the 1930s a significant percentage of adults in one national survey held to that split."
  6. ^ guardian.co.uk, The Power of Pink'. 12 December 2009.Guardian on the 'PinkStinks' campaign
  7. ^ Baby Blue police cars of the San Francisco Police Department in the late 1970s:
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Simple English

This box shows the color baby blue.
 

At right is displayed the color baby blue.[1] Baby blue is known as one of the pastel colors. "Baby blue" is a light tone of azure.

The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892.[2]


Contents

Meaning of baby blue


Tones of baby blue color comparison chart

  • Bubbles Light (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #F5FFFF) (RGB: 245, 255, 255)
  • Bubbles (Xona.com Color List) (Hex: #E7FEFF) (RGB: 231, 254, 255)
  • Beau blue (Hex: #BCD4E6) (RGB: 188, 212, 230)
  • BABY BLUE (Hex: #89CFF0) (RGB: 137, 207, 240)
  • Baby blue eyes (Hex: #A1CAF1) (RGB: 161, 202, 241)



ColorsList of colors
Cyan Magenta Black Gray Silver White
Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Gold Olive Purple Navy Brown Pink

References

  1. Display on ISCC-NBS color list of various tints of the color Baby Blue:
  2. 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

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