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Baby blue is a tint of azure, one of the pastel colors.[3]

Baby blue
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#89CFF0
sRGBB  (rgb)(137, 207, 240)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(43, 14, 0, 6)
HSV       (h, s, v)(199°, 43%, 94[1]%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892.[4]

Variations of baby blueEdit

Beau blueEdit

Beau blue
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#BCD4E6
sRGBB  (rgb)(188, 212, 230)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(18, 8, 0, 9)
HSV       (h, s, v)(206°, 18%, 90[5][6]%)
SourcePlochere
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Beau blue is a light tone of baby blue. "Beau" means "beautiful" in French.

The source of this color is the color that is called beau blue in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[7]

Baby blue eyesEdit

Baby blue eyes
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#A1CAF1
sRGBB  (rgb)(161, 202, 241)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(33, 16, 0, 5)
HSV       (h, s, v)(209°, 33%, 95[8][9]%)
SourcePlochere
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Baby blue eyes is a rich tone of baby blue.

The source of this color is the color that is called baby blue eyes in the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers.[7]

Little boy blueEdit

Little boy blue
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#6CA0DC
sRGBB  (rgb)(108, 160, 220)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(51, 27, 0, 14)
HSV       (h, s, v)(212°, 51%, 86[10]%)
SourcePantone TPX[11]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Little boy blue is a deep tone of baby blue.[12]

The source of this color is the "Pantone Textile Paper eXtended (TPX)" color list, color #16-4132 TPX—Little Boy Blue.[13]

Baby blue in human cultureEdit

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.

Law enforcement

Flags

  • Baby blue is an official color used in the flag of Argentina.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called baby blue in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color baby blue is displayed on page 93, Plate 35, Color Sample E2.
  3. ^ Foster, John C. "Retsof online version of ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names - Ba through Bz". tx4.us. Archived from the original on 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2010-01-20.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "Pale aqua / #bcd4e6 hex color".
  6. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  7. ^ a b Plochere Color System: Archived 2010-08-21 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Baby blue eyes / #a1caf1 hex color".
  9. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  10. ^ Forret, Peter. "RGB Color converter - toolstudio". web.forret.com.
  11. ^ Type the words "Little Boy Blue" into the indicated window on the Pantone Color Finder and the color will appear.
  12. ^ "Baby Name".
  13. ^ PANTONE. "Search - Find a PANTONE Color". www.pantone.com.
  14. ^ "Photo: Line-up of Nova's, San Francisco, CA, Police - Tony Sollecito album - copcar dot com - Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy". public.fotki.com.