Cerulean facts for kids
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Cerulean is a range of colours from deep blue, sky-blue, bright blue, or azure to deep cyan. The word cerulean comes from the Latin word caeruleum, which means "sky" or "heavens". This was in turn from Latin caeruleus deep blue: resembling the blue of the sky.
In classical times, this term was used to describe blue pigments, particularly mixtures of copper and cobaltous oxides, called genuine cerulean. These early attempts to create sky blue colours were often less than satisfactory due to greenish hues and lack of permanence. When the artificial pigment cerulean blue was invented people started using this instead.
The first recorded use of cerulean as a color name in English was in 1590.
Meaning of cerulean
- Cerulean represents the "sky" or "heavens", or sometimes the ocean.
- The United States Navy Blue Angels aerobatics team wears uniforms that are a bright rich tone of cerulean.
Tones of cerulean color comparison chart
|Spanish Cerulean||#A8D9F3||168||217||243||201°||76%||81%||Gallego & Sanz (Ceruleo Inspecifico)|
|Pale Cerulean||#98B4D4||152||180||212||212°||41%||71%||Pantone TPX 15-4020|
|Cerulean Frost||#6D9BC3||109||155||195||208°||42%||60%||(Crayola Silver Swirls)|
|Light Artificial Cerulean||#3AA1C1||58||161||193||194°||54%||49%||(Gallego & Sanz) Ceruleo Sustituto Aclarado|
|Bright Cerulean||#02A4D3||2||164||211||193°||98%||42%||(Crayola Cerulean)|
|Genuine Cerulean||#0096D6||0||150||210||198°||100%||42%||Gallego & Sanz Ceruleo Genuino|
|French Cerulean||#0F9DEB||15||157||235||201°||88%||49%||Pourpre.com (Intense) Ceruleen Intense|
|French Cerulean||#357AB7||53||122||183||208°||55%||46%||Pourpre.com (Somber) Ceruleen Sombre|
|Cerulean Blue Hue||#3176AF||49||118||173||207°||56%||44%||Liquitex Basic Colors #470|
|Cerulean Blue||#2A52BE||42||82||190||224°||64%||45%||Maerz & Paul (Cerulean blue pigment)|
|Artificial Cerulean||#006594||0||101||148||199°||100%||29%||Gallego & Sanz Ceruleo Sustituto|
Images for kids
Berthe Morisot, A Summer's Day, 1879
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