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For the film, see Powder Blue (film)

Powder blue may refer to two different colors. Originally, it referred to a dark blue color, but it has since come to refer to a pale blue color, possibly because the name reminded people of baby powder and so people thought of it as a color similar to baby blue. The original color is now called dark powder blue.

The paler variant is often associated with Powder Snow.

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Powder blue (web color powder blue)

Powder Blue
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #B0E0E6
RGBB (r, g, b) (176, 224, 230)
HSV (h, s, v) (220°, 70%, 90%)
Source X11[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color powder blue is shown on the right.

The first recorded use of powder blue (the pale blue color) as a color name in English was in 1774. [2]

Dark powder blue (Smalt)

Dark Powder Blue
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #003399
RGBB (r, g, b) (0, 51, 153)
HSV (h, s, v) (220°, 70%, 60%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color dark powder blue, also called smalt, is displayed to the right. The original powder blue color referred to smalt, a crushed-glass product used in laundering and dying applications and of a deep, dark blue hue. The cobalt blue colored glass was itself made from zaffre.

The first recorded use of powder blue (the dark blue color) as a color name in English was in 1707. [3]

References

  1. ^ W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, HTML4 color keywords
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202. See color sample of Powder Blue Page 95--Plate 36 Color Sample H2
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202. See color sample of Powder Blue (Smalt) Page 109--Plate 43 Color Sample D11

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