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Azure colors

Left to Right: Azure (halfway between cyan and blue), Web color azure, UN Blue, Royal Azure; © Jacci Howard Bear; licensed to About.com

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Question: What Color is Azure?
Azure is a light shade of blue that falls in the color wheel between blue and cyan.
Answer: Azure is blue, but beyond that there is a wide range of shades of azure. Generally described as being halfway between cyan and blue, the Web color named azure is a much lighter shade of blue (almost white) than the medium blue azure known as royal azure which leans to the blue side. Other named colors related to azure include Alice blue (a very light/white blue), light sky blue and the medium azure known as UN blue (for the UN flag) which is very close to the azure between cyan and blue.

Some sources describe azure as having a slightly purple tone to it.

  • Azure | Hex #007FFF | RGB 0,127,255
  • Azure (Web color azure) | Hex #F0FFFF | RGB 240,255,255
  • Azure (UN blue) | Hex #4B92DB | RGB 75,146,219
  • Royal azure | Hex #0038A8 | RGB 0,56,168
  • Azure is a cool color.
  • Nature, stability, calmness, and richness (darker azure) are some of the blue symbolism associated with azure.

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