Blue is one of the 3 primary colors and is usually associated with peace and tranquility. Besides the associations made, this is also the color of the sky and the seas, making various shades of blue are used in decorations to give harmony and a feeling of connection with nature. Although we use the term “blue” in general, there are several shades of blue which can also be differentiated by name, thus making it easier for us to identify the colour we are looking for or the colour we hear about, which can be very useful if we are looking for tones to decorate an environment. In this umCOMO article we list the shades of blue and their names.
Types of blue
To specify each type of blue, there is an appointment for these colors, which usually refers to some element of nature where the tone is found or a characteristic that differentiates it from other shades of blue. See below shades of blue, names and description.
- Blue steel: is one of the shades of light blue with a silver background. Since steel is a mixture of some metals and therefore has no fixed composition, this is a type of blue that can be found in some types of this metal alloy.
- Water blue: As is well known, water is transparent, however, in some places in nature the liquid ends up acquiring different shades. The blue water is a shade of blue that could be at seabeing greenish and light, and found in some marine waters.
- Slate blue: having some variations in clarity, are the blue colors that have a gray background. It is possible to find slate blue in both its light and dark versions.
- Baby blue: is one of the types of light blue color quite soft and close to white.
- Canton blue: is the blue of Chinese porcelain made in the city of Canton.
- Heavenly blue: as the name implies, this is shade of blue that resembles that of the sky of course on a sunny day. If you’re looking for a bluish shade that refers to nature, it’s a great option.
- Champagne blue: is a light blue background that resembles the color of champagne for its lightness.
- Light blue: Although there are several light shades of blue, light blue is particular because it has no specific backgrounds or mixtures.
- Cyan blue: is a pale, intense blue commonly used in pool bottoms and water parks.
- Cobalt blue: is one of the dark blue tones found in the mineral of the same name.
- Crystal blue: it’s a strong blue, though clear, and half transparent.
- Denim blue: is a blue of strong pigmentation and is usually found in jeans, as in trousers.
- Ecclesiastical blue: is a deep, neutral blue.
- Electric blue: is a blue that, as the name implies, is quite strong and vibrant.
- Stealthy blue: is one of the colors of blue clear and intense, giving a balance in environments thus painted so as not to be dense but also not to be erased.
- Ice blue: is the blue that the ice acquires when in contact with the sea, as in the poles. The tone is clear and soft, being in deep harmony with the nature that surrounds it.
- Granite blue: is a grayish blue naturally found in granite type stones.
- Indigo blue: is a deep, dark blue with a bit of a purple tinge and is usually associated with the aura of enlightened people.
- iznik blue: is a blue used in ceramics produced in Iznik (Turkey) very close to those found in Portuguese tiles.
- Blue lapis lazuli: is the blue of the homonymous, ornamental stone. Due to its natural origin, lapis-lazuli has a complex formation, has sparkling points and a very vibrant color, being widely used in jewelry.
- Navy blue: is one of the types of blue that dispense with presentation. The tone is quite dark and neutral, making it versatile and widely used.
- Medium blue: is a blue one with no great particularities and which lies between light and dark.
- Mediterranean blue: is the kind of blue found in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Midnight blue: is that of dark blue tones that can be seen in the sky at the apex of darkness, approaching black.
- Metallic blue: is a strong, subtly dark blue with a silvery background, usually found on metals that are dyed blue, such as electronic devices.
- Ocean blue: is the deep, intense blue found in most oceans.
- Oxford blue: is a dark shade with a pale and neutral pigment, having a mixture with the gray color.
- Peaceful blue: is a strong but clear and pleasant pigment blue.
- Pale blue: is a light blue with a lot of white but not to the extent that it fits like a pastel color.
- Pastel blue: the pastel tones are those very clear and pleasant to the eyes, with much white presence. Pastel blue is usually used to decorate the bedroom of newborn babies due to its lightness.
- Oil blue: is a blue with a subtle touch of green and quite dark, sometimes being mistaken for black because of the lighting.
- Peony blue: is the blue found in the petals of the flower of the same name.
- Persian blue: is a grayish blue known to be found in the fur of Persian cats.
- Pervinca blue: is a light purple blue found in the petals of homonymous flowers.
- Prussian blue: is a dark blue, the one used to dye Prussian uniforms.
- Turquoise blue: is the blue that can be found in turquoise stones, being a very intense tone that mixes cyan with green.
- Royal blue: is a blue close to the sky blue, but darker and stronger.
- Royal blue: of the blue colors, this is one of the best known, being very lively and vibrant similar to the blue ballpoint pens.
- Violet blue: is a dark blue saturated with violet, the color of flowers with that name.
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Next, check out photos and examples of each type of blue:
Lapis lazuli blue
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