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9 Types of Neon Blue
John Spacey, November 24, 2019
Neon blue is a color that is produced with blue neon lights. Blue neon lighting was developed in the 1920s based on neon gas and metallic mercury. These were popular in the United States and Europe until the start of WWII. Neon lights were associated with vice and were often banned by local regulations after the war. Neon continued to thrive in countries such as Japan, Korea and Iran until the 1980s. The following palette includes neon blue and several similar colors.
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AssociationsAssociated with vice as neon lights were used in downtown areas.Blue neon has a cyberpunk aesthetic.Commonly used in the lighting design of films to create a film noir aesthetic.Blue neon is used in literature and song to create a feeling of nostalgia for the past as neon lights are often old and faded and blue is associated with sadness.
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