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ⓘ Blue-gray. Blue-grey is a medium bluish-gray color. Another name for this color is livid ; this color name comes from the Latin color term lividus meaning a dul ..



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ⓘ Blue-gray

Blue-grey is a medium bluish-gray color. Another name for this color is livid ; this color name comes from the Latin color term lividus meaning "a dull leaden-blue color, and also used to describe the color of contused flesh, leading to the English expression black and blue".

There is a range of colors called livid colors that combine the colors blue and gray. Some of these colors are shown below.

Livid blue-gray is the opposite concept from brown. Brown colors are mainly dark orange and dark red colors - warm colors on the warm color side of the color wheel, while blue-gray livid colors are mainly dark blue and dark azure colors - colors on the opposite side of the color wheel - cool colors on the cool color side of the color wheel.

The first recorded use of livid as a color name in English was in 1622.

Blue-gray was a Crayola crayon color from 1958 to 1990.

                                     

1. Variations of blue-gray

The colors below are arranged according to value brightness the v code in hsv, lightest at the top and darkest towards the bottom.

Slate blue

Displayed at right is the web color slate blue.

The first recorded use of slate blue as a color name in English was in 1796.

Blue bell

Blue bell is a shade of blue-gray. It is also a Crayola color. It represents the bluebell flower.

The first recorded use of bluebell as a color name in English was in 1920.

Glaucous

Glaucous is a shade of blue-gray found on the surfaces of some plants and animals.

The first recorded use of glaucous as a color name in English was in the year 1671.

Steel blue

Steel blue is a color that resembles blue steel.

The first recorded use of steel blue as a color name in English was in 1817.

Air Force blue

Air force blue is a grayish shade of blue or azure used by the RAF.

There are other tones of air force blue, such as the darker one used by the United States Air Force.

Paynes gray

Paynes gray is a dark blue-gray color used in painting.

The first recorded use of Payne’s grey as a color name in English was in 1835.

                                     

1.1. Variations of blue-gray Slate blue

Displayed at right is the web color slate blue.

The first recorded use of slate blue as a color name in English was in 1796.

                                     

1.2. Variations of blue-gray Blue bell

Blue bell is a shade of blue-gray. It is also a Crayola color. It represents the bluebell flower.

The first recorded use of bluebell as a color name in English was in 1920.

                                     

1.3. Variations of blue-gray Glaucous

Glaucous is a shade of blue-gray found on the surfaces of some plants and animals.

The first recorded use of glaucous as a color name in English was in the year 1671.

                                     

1.4. Variations of blue-gray Steel blue

Steel blue is a color that resembles blue steel.

The first recorded use of steel blue as a color name in English was in 1817.

                                     

1.5. Variations of blue-gray Cadet grey

Cadet grey, shown at right, and cadet blue, are shades of color used in military uniforms.

The first recorded use of cadet grey as a color name in English was in 1912. Before 1912, the word cadet grey was used as a name for a type of military issue uniform.

                                     

1.6. Variations of blue-gray Cool gray

Cool gray is a medium light color gray mixed with the color blue.

Another name for this color is gray-blue.

This color is a dull shade of blue-gray.

This color is identical with color sample #203 identified as "gray blue" at the following website: - The ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colour Names 1955, a website for stamp collectors to evaluate the colors of their stamps.

                                     

1.7. Variations of blue-gray Air Force blue

Air force blue is a grayish shade of blue or azure used by the RAF.

There are other tones of air force blue, such as the darker one used by the United States Air Force.

                                     

1.8. Variations of blue-gray Shadow blue

The color shadow blue is displayed at right. Shadow blue is a color formulated by Crayola in 1990 as one of the colors in its Silver Swirls specialty box of metallic colors.

Although this is supposed to be a metallic color, there is no mechanism for displaying metallic colors on a computer.

                                     

1.9. Variations of blue-gray Roman silver

At right is displayed the color Roman silver.

Roman silver is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand.

This color is supposed to be a metallic color; however, there is no mechanism for displaying metallic colors on a flat computer screen.

                                     

1.10. Variations of blue-gray Rhythm

Displayed at right is the color rhythm.

Rhythm is one of the colors on the Resene Color List, a color list widely popular in Australia and New Zealand. The color "rhythm" was formulated in 2004.

                                     

1.11. Variations of blue-gray Paynes gray

Paynes gray is a dark blue-gray color used in painting.

The first recorded use of Payne’s grey as a color name in English was in 1835.

                                     

2. Blue-gray in culture

Animal husbandry
  • Blue Grey is a type of beef cattle popular in Scotland and the north of England.
Medicine/Sociology
  • Upper-class families who used silver eating utensils every day gradually ingested small pieces of silver into their bodies and eventually developed a mild form of a condition called argyria, in which the skin takes on a blue-gray color, thus becoming known as bluebloods.
Sports
  • The Blue–Gray Football Classic was an annual American college football all-star game held in Alabama usually on Christmas Day. It was begun in 1939 and held annually through 2001 at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. It pitted players from the former Confederacy against players from the northern and western states of the United States.
Transportation planning
  • In the Muni Metro, San Franciscos light rail system, the K Ingleside line, which goes to the Ingleside neighborhood, is represented by the color blue-gray.
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