Question: What Color is Sapphire?
Named for the gemstone of the same name (which is also the September birthstone), sapphire is a shade of blue. Sapphires come in other colors but the color name sapphire refers to blue.
In reality blue sapphire gemstones come in many shades of blue from light to dark. Today the color sapphire
generally refers to a medium cornflower blue
shade of blue up to darker, deeper, but still bright blues.
Specifying Sapphire Blue
- Sapphire (Web color cornflowerblue) | Hex #082567 | RGB 8,37,103
- Light Sapphire blue | Hext #6495ED | RGB 100,149,237
- Sapphire blue is a cool color.
- Sapphire carries the blue symbolism of importance and confidence. Although it's not a light or pastel blue, it still has something of a fresh, spring-like quality with a touch of childlike playfulness. Deeper sapphire blues also carry a connotation of wealth, elegance, beauty, and royality. Traditionally the sapphire, and by extension the color sapphire, symbolizes truth and sincerity.