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World Building: Color Your World- Blue

Updated: Sep 18, 2023


COLOR YOUR WORLD is a series of threads to provide lists of synonyms for different colors. All too often, writers resort to using the same word for a color repeatedly in their writing, leading to a sometimes boring redundancy which can lend itself to making the story uninteresting at worst, ho-hum at best.

This thread series will give you more options to choose from to keep your color references fresh and inviting.


Lets start with Blue. (My personal favorite.)

Blue is considered a "cool" color. It has been linked to feelings of relaxation and calmness. It has been used to symbolize truth, reliability and stability, while its emotional connotations are trust, integrity, serenity and wealth. In religious contexts, it often represents the sky and water and signifies mystery and wisdom. Politically and in areas of nationality, blue often represents specific values or ideals, such as freedoms and democracy.

*Note: This is not a completely comprehensive list. It is intended to give you a good selection of color names and choices.

Blue

Shades of blue

Shades of cyan

Template:Shades of blue

A

Air Force blue

Alice blue

Ao

APEC blue

Azure

Azure (heraldry)

B

Baby blue

Bice

Bleu celeste

Bleu de France

Blue in Judaism

Blue-gray

Blue-green

C

Cambridge Blue

Capri

Caribbean amber

Carolina blue

Cerulean

Cobalt blue

Color term

Columbia blue

Cornflower blue

Cyan

D

Dodger blue

Duke blue

E

Egyptian blue

Electric blue

Eton blue

G

Glaucous

H

Han purple and Han blue

I

Indigo

International Klein Blue

Iris

L

Light blue

M

Majorelle Blue

Maya blue

Midnight blue

N

Navy blue

Non-photo blue

O

Oxford Blue

P

Palatinate

Periwinkle

Persian blue

Phthalocyanine Blue BN

Powder blue

Prussian blue

R

Royal blue

S

Sapphire

Sky blue

St. Patrick's blue

Steel blue

T

Teal

Tiffany Blue

True Blue

Tufts Blue

Turquoise

U

UCLA Blue

Ultramarine

V

Violet-blue

Viridian

Y

Yale Blue

Z

Zaffre


If you would like to see each of these shades, you can find the original listing here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_blue

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