Light blue

For the web color, see Light blue (web color). For other uses, see Light blue (disambiguation).
Main article: blue

The first recorded use of "light blue" as a color term in English is in the year 1915.[1]

In Russian and some other languages, there is no single word for blue, but rather different words for light blue (голубой, goluboy) and dark blue (синий, siniy). The ancient Greek word for a light blue, glaukos, also could mean light green, gray, or yellow.[2] In Modern Hebrew, light blue, Tchelet (תכלת) is differentiated from dark blue, Kachol (כחול).[3]

Light blue in human culture




Interior design

School colors





  1. Maerz and Paul. A Dictionary of Color. New York: 1930 McGraw-Hill. Page 190.
  2. Michel Pastourou, Bleu: Histoire d'une couleur, pg. 24
  3. S. Kugelmass and E. Donchin, THE AFFECTIVE VALUE OF COLORS, Megamot, . י', No. 3 (טבת תש"ך / ינואר 1960), pp. 271-281
  4. See the Grosshistoricher Weltatlas, 1965 edition (other German historical atlases use these same colors).
  5. "Gay in Russia". Gaylife. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  6. Michel Pastoureau, Blue: Histoire d'une couleur, pg. 51–52.
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