Azure is a range of colors between cyan and blue that resemble the color of a clear sky. Azure was one of the early color names introduced to html/css. This is a very pale version of azure that is essentially off-white. As such, many designers think of azure as being a very light blue when it is in fact a range of vivid colors. The following are common types of azure color.
EtymologyThe word azure appeared in English to describe a color as early as 1374. The origin of the word relates to the semi-precious mineral lapis lazuli that has a vivid blue color. The word azure ultimately descends from the ancient Persian lazaward for lapis lazuli.
Notes* The Azure color name in html/css is a pale color that is close to white. This is an odd choice that relates to the origin of early web colors that were taken from a unix/linux standard known as X11 color names. These were chosen by computer scientists who didn't necessarily have a background in art, color theory or design.
A range of colors between cyan and blue that resemble the color of a clear sky.
The color of a clear blue sky.A region of France known as the Côte d'Azur literally "Azure Coast." This region is known in English as the French Riviera.The Azure Dragon of Chinese mythology one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations that represents the direction East and the season Spring.A traditional national color for Italy.
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