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The color Persian blue is named from the blue color of some Persian pottery and the color of tiles used in and on mosques and palaces in Iran and in other places in the Middle East. Persian blue is a representation of the color of the mineral lapis lazuli which comes from Persia and Afghanistan. (The color azure is also named after the mineral lapis lazuli.)

The first recorded use of Persian blue as a color name in English was in 1669.

The interior of the Shah Mosque in the city of Isfahan in Iran is lavishly decorated with Persian blue colored tiles.

Tones of Persian blue color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum Source
Bright Persian Blue #6600FF 102 0 255 264° 100% 50%
Persian Blue #1C39BB 28 57 187 229° 74% 42% (Maerz & Paul)
Medium Persian Blue #0067A5 0 103 165 203° 100% 32% (Persian Blue (ISCC-NBS #178))
Deep Persian Blue #0047AB 0 71 171 215° 100% 34%
Persian Indigo #32127A 50 18 122 258° 74% 27% ( (Maerz and Paul))

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