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What are some different shades of the color blue?

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Some different shades of the color blue include Alice blue, sky blue and Prussian blue. Alice blue was named after Alice Roosevelt, President Theodore Roosevelt's eldest daughter. It is a pale type of azure that is sometimes found on icebergs.

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Sky blue is the color of the sky at noon. Celeste is a variation of sky blue, and there are several variations of celeste. These include celeste polvere, which is dusty sky blue; celeste pallido, which is pale sky blue; celeste velato, which is veiled sky blue and celeste opaco, which is opaque sky blue.

Prussian blue is not just a color but a chemical. It was discovered in the 18th century, and its chemical name is Iron (III) - hexacyanoferrate (II).

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