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Sky
Sky
blue is the name of a colour that resembles the colour of the sky at noon. The entry for "sky-blue" in Murray's New English Dictionary (1919) reports a first sighting of the term in the article on "silver" in Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia of 1728. However, many writers had used the term "sky blue" to name a colour before Chambers. For example, we find "sky blue" in A Collection of Voyages and Travels (London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1704), vol. 2, p. 322, where John Nieuhoff describes certain flowers: "they are of a lovely sky blue colour, and yellow in the middle". The sense of this colour may have been first used in 1585 in a book by Nicolas de Nicolay
Nicolas de Nicolay
where he stated "the tulbant of the merchant must be skie coloured".[1] Displayed at right is the web colour sky blue.

Contents

1 Variations

1.1 Celeste

1.1.1 Gradations 1.1.2 Bianchi bicycles

1.2 Light
Light
sky blue 1.3 Medium sky blue 1.4 Vivid sky blue 1.5 Neon blue 1.6 Deep sky blue 1.7 French sky blue 1.8 Spanish sky blue 1.9 Dark sky blue

2 In culture 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Variations[edit] Celeste[edit]

Celeste

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #B2FFFF

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (178, 255, 255)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (30, 0, 0, 0)

HSV       (h, s, v) (180°, 30%, 100%)

Source S.Fantetti e C.Petracchi (2001). Il dizionario dei colori: nomi e valori in quadricromia. Zanichelli. ISBN 8808079953. 

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

For other uses, see Celeste. Celeste (Italian: [tʃeˈlɛste], English: /sɪˈlɛst/) is the colloquial name for the pale turquoise blue colour associated with Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi S.p.A and sometimes known as Bianchi Green. In Italian, as the name indicates (Celestial), it is an attempt to reproduce the colour of clear skies. In English, this colour may also be referred to as Italian sky blue. The Japanese equivalent is known as sora iro or mizudori, referring to the color of the sky or its reflection on the sea.[2] Bleu celeste
Bleu celeste
("sky blue") is a rarely occurring tincture in heraldry (not being one of the seven main colours or metals or the three "staynard colours"). This tincture is sometimes also called ciel or simply celeste. It is depicted in a lighter shade than the range of shades of the more traditional tincture azure, which is the standard blue used in heraldry.[3] Gradations[edit] The Italian cites Il dizionario dei colori: nomi e valori in quadricromia by S.Fantetti and C.Petracchi and describes multiple variants of Celeste as shown below, plus details as defined in the infobox above.[4]

colour name C M Y K R G B HEX

  celeste (sky blue, heavenly blue) 030 000 000 000 178 255 255 B2FFFF

  celeste polvere (dusty) 010 000 000 000 230 255 255 E6FFFF

  celeste pallido (pale) 016 000 003 000 204 255 255 CCFFFF

  celeste velato (veiled / overcast) 020 010 010 000 204 230 230 CCE6E6

  celeste opaco (opaque) 050 020 020 000 128 204 204 80CCCC

Bianchi bicycles[edit] Bianchi bicycles are traditionally painted celeste, also known as Bianchi Green
Green
(and sometimes, incorrectly Tiffany Blue). Contradictory myths say celeste is the colour of the Milan
Milan
sky; the eye colour of a former queen for whom Edoardo Bianchi made a bicycle; and that it was a mixture of surplus military paint. The exact shade of turquoise used by the company has varied over time, but has always been described as Celeste.[5] In Anglophone countries Celeste is sometimes reported as Pantone
Pantone
-#332 (Seafoam green[6]) (or #333), and with various other shades.

Light
Light
sky blue[edit]

Light
Light
sky blue

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #87CEFA

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (135, 206, 250)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (46, 18, 0, 2)

HSV       (h, s, v) (203°, 46%, 98%)

Source X11 color names

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the web colour light sky blue. It is close in shade to baby blue.

Medium sky blue[edit]

Sky
Sky
blue (Crayola)

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #80DAEB

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (128, 218, 235)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (46, 7, 0, 8)

HSV       (h, s, v) (190°, 46%, 92[7]%)

Source Crayola

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the colour medium sky blue. This is the colour that is called sky blue in Crayola
Crayola
crayons. This colour was formulated by Crayola
Crayola
in 1958. " Sky
Sky
blue" appears in the 32, 48, 64, 96 and 120 packs of crayons.

Vivid sky blue[edit]

Vivid sky blue

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #00CCFF

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (0, 204, 255)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 20, 0, 0)

HSV       (h, s, v) (192°, 100%, 100[8]%)

Source Crayola
Crayola
C.P.

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the colour vivid sky blue.

Neon blue[edit]

Neon Blue

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #00CFFF

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (0, 207, 255)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 20, 0, 0)

HSV       (h, s, v) (192°, 100%, 100[9]%)

Source [Unsourced]

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the colour neon blue.

Deep sky blue[edit]

Deep sky blue

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #00BFFF

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (0, 191, 255)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (100, 25, 0, 0)

HSV       (h, s, v) (195°, 100%, 100%)

Source X11

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Deep sky blue
Deep sky blue
is an azure-cyan colour associated with deep sky blue. Deep sky blue
Deep sky blue
is a web colour. This colour is the colour on the colour wheel (RGB/HSV colour wheel) halfway between azure and cyan. The traditional name for this colour is Capri.[10] The first use of Capri
Capri
as a colour name in English was in 1920.[11] The colour Capri
Capri
in general is named for the azure-cyan colour of the Mediterranean sea
Mediterranean sea
around the island of Capri
Capri
off Italy, the site of several villas belonging to the Roman Emperor
Roman Emperor
Tiberius, including his Imperial residence in his later years, the Villa Jovis. Specifically, the colour Capri
Capri
is named after the colour of the Blue
Blue
Grotto on the island of Capri.[12] as it appears on a bright sunny day. Today the island of Capri
Capri
is a resort island popular with tourists. The colour name deep sky blue for this colour did not come into use until the promulgation of the X11 colour list in 1987. The name Capri
Capri
is still used for this colour as well as the name deep sky blue.

French sky blue[edit]

Sky
Sky
blue (Pourpre.com)

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #77B5FE

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (119, 181, 254)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (53, 29, 0, 0)

HSV       (h, s, v) (212°, 53%, 100[13]%)

Source Pourpre.com

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the colour French sky blue, which is the tone of sky blue that is called sky blue (bleu ciel) in the Pourpre.com colour list, a colour list widely popular in France.

Spanish sky blue[edit]

Sky
Sky
blue (G&S)

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #00AAE4

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (0, 178, 228)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (85, 5, 0, 0)

HSV       (h, s, v) (195°, 100%, 89%)

Source Gallego and Sanz[14]

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Spanish sky blue is the colour that is called celeste (the Spanish word for "sky blue") in the Guía de coloraciones (Guide to colourations) by Rosa Gallego and Juan Carlos Sanz, a colour dictionary published in 2005 that is widely popular in the Hispanophone
Hispanophone
realm.

Dark sky blue[edit]

Sky
Sky
blue (Pantone)

 

    Colour coordinates

Hex triplet #8CBED6

sRGBB  (r, g, b) (140, 190, 214)

CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (35, 11, 0, 16)

HSV       (h, s, v) (199°, 35%, 84[15]%)

Source Pantone
Pantone
TPX[16]

B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte) H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the colour dark sky blue. This is the colour called sky blue in Pantone. The source of this colour is the " Pantone
Pantone
Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" colour list, color #14-4318 TPX— Sky
Sky
Blue.[17]

In culture[edit]

Sports

Argentina: Following the colors of the Flag of Argentina, in which sky blue (In Spanish, 'celeste') is the predominant color, many Argentine sport teams feature the color, including Racing Club de Avellaneda, Belgrano de Córdoba, Racing de Córdoba, Club Atlético Temperley, Atlético Rafaela, Villa San Carlos, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Jujuy, Gimnasia y Tiro de Salta, Gimnasia y Esgrima de Concepción del Uruguay. In addition, the Argentina
Argentina
National Football Team, known as the 'albicelestes' feature the color on their jerseys, as well as other prominent national squads in popular sports such as rugby, field hockey, polo or volleyball, to name a few.

See also[edit]

Azure Bleu celeste
Bleu celeste
(in heraldry) List of colours Marian blue Shades of blue

References[edit]

^ Cited as 1585 in Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color
Color
New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color
Color
Sample of Sky
Sky
Blue: Page 89 Plate 33 Color Sample E6; the quote is from the English translation of Nicolay's Navigations, peregrinations...faicts en la Turcquie (1577). ^ Japanese colours ^ Scott-Giles, C. W. (1958). Boutell's Heraldry
Heraldry
(rev. ed.). London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. ^ S.Fantetti e C.Petracchi (2001). Il dizionario dei colori: nomi e valori in quadricromia. Zanichelli. ISBN 8808079953.  ^ Design Classics, Cycling Plus, UK, December 2000 ^ Sea Foam Green ^ web.forret.com Color
Color
Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #80DAEB (Medium Sky
Sky
Blue): ^ web.forret.com Color
Color
Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #00CCFF (Vivid Sky
Sky
Blue): ^ web.forret.com Color
Color
Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #00CCFF (Vivid Sky
Sky
Blue): ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color
Color
New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Color Sample of Capri: Page 93 Plate 35 Color
Color
Sample L7; The color Capri
Capri
is shown as lying halfway between Cyan
Cyan
and Azure. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color
Color
New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 191 ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color
Color
New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 152 Discussion of the color Capri ^ web.forret.com Color
Color
Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #77B5FE (French Sky
Sky
Blue): ^ Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guía de coloraciones (Gallego, Rosa; Sanz, Juan Carlos (2005). Guide to Colorations) Madrid: H. Blume. ISBN 84-89840-31-8 ^ web.forret.com Color
Color
Conversion Tool set to hex code of colour #8CBED6 (Dark Sky
Sky
Blue): ^ Type the words " Sky
Sky
Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color
Color
Finder and the colour will appear. ^ Pantone
Pantone
TPX Pantone
Pantone
Color
Color
Finder--Type the words " Sky
Sky
Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone
Pantone
Color
Color
Finder and the colour will appear:

External links[edit]

Bianchi Corporate site Bianchi USA US site International English-language site Sea Foam Green

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blue Steel blue Teal Tiffany Blue True Blue Tufts Blue Turquoise UCLA Blue Ultramarine Violet-blue

                   

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