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powder-blue

Powder blue

Powder blue may refer to two different colors. Originally, it referred to a dark blue color, but it has since come to refer to a pale blue color, possibly because the name reminded people of baby powder and so people thought of it as a color similar to baby blue. The original color is now called dark powder blue.

The paler variant is often associated with Powder Snow.

Powder blue (web color powder blue)

The web color powder blue is shown on the right.

The first recorded use of powder blue (the pale blue color) as a color name in English was in 1894.

Dark powder blue (Smalt)

The color dark powder blue, also called smalt, is displayed to the right. The original powder blue color referred to smalt, a crushed-glass product used in laundering and dying applications and of a deep, dark blue hue.

The first recorded use of powder blue (the dark blue color) as a color name in English was in 1707.

Powder blue in human culture

Child development

  • Powder blue is often associated with infants.

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