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What is one word that describes, "Pale Blue" ?

Asked by pleiades (6455 points ) March 7th, 2014

Looking for a word that describes this color.

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ucme's avatar

Colour

tedibear's avatar

Cornflower

GloPro's avatar

Tarheel Blue or Carolina Blue

stanleybmanly's avatar

I actually don’t think you’re going to find a single word that will do better than pale or light blue. It narrows the range, but still allows endless variety, and blue requires an adjective to accomplish this.

LostInParadise's avatar

It is here somewhere.

anniereborn's avatar

periwinkle

josie's avatar

Second azure

gailcalled's avatar

The trouble with describing colors is that it is impossible. What color is “blue”? How much white do you have to add to it to make it somewhat pale, pale, very pale, or extremely pale?

Use paint chips or crayons.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Periwinkle is more of a purple-blue. Alice Blue or Powder Blue are good ones, but not one word.

zenvelo's avatar

cerulean

Juels's avatar

Ice or icy.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Ahem…periwinkle is more purple than blue, and it’s certainly not pale. Cerulean is also not pale, nor is azure or cornflower.

Pale blue is sometimes described as “baby blue” or sometimes “sky blue,” which I don’t think is too accurate either. I think “powder blue” and “light blue” work just fine. What’s wrong with just saying “pale blue?”

ibstubro's avatar

I have to agree that @Skaggfacemutt‘s azure is best, then I’d go with @zenvelo and cerulean. Anything else is too much of a stretch is you’re seeking one word.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I like Ice. Like you have beautiful ice blue eyes. Or Piercing.

LostInParadise's avatar

In the list that I gave above, the color they call celeste comes closest to my idea of pale blue. The problem is that nobody would know what you were referring to. The browser dinged me for a spelling error when I entered it.

CWOTUS's avatar

EveryotherresponseinFluther (like this one).

ibstubro's avatar

That color look rather like “Pickle-juice-on-the-icebox” to me @CWOTUS?

flutherother's avatar

There are two words for blue in Russian. Light blue is goluboy dark blue siniy.

flutherother's avatar

Not what you would call a word but #ADD8E6

gailcalled's avatar

^^ The winner, with “goluboy” a close second.

anniereborn's avatar

periwinkle haters

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