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July 19,12 Tin COLOUR ASSIGNMENT Colour: Azure (Blue) Printout http://crystal-cure.com/blue.

html Blue is the coolest color - the color of the sky, ocean, sleep, twilight. The ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli to represent heaven. Blue symbolizes the Virgin Mary. A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the chosen color by conservative people. Blue is the calming color. That makes it a wonderful color to use in the home, especially for babies. Blue is so soothing that is a good choice for pajamas. Dark blue is the color of truth and moderation. A blue iris means your friendship is very important to me. Wednesday's color is blue. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power. Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the color and the gemstone. This color has a soothing affect. Turquoise is the color of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength. Aqua is the color of high ideals. Blue Energy Blue gives a feeling of distance. Artists use it to to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the color blue - it allows us to look beyond and increase our perspective outward. It contains a cool vibration that is helpful to communication. The vibration if blue can be used to open energy flow where it is blocked. Using blue to relax will encourage feelings of communication and peace. Put some blue in your life when you want:

Calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation To open the flow of communication To broaden your perspective in learning new information Solitude and peace

Blue gem stone properties Blue gemstones promote peace and are used to calm ragged emotions. They are used to provide relief to people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They offer inspiration and enhance the quality of communication.

Wikipedia Azure is a color that is commonly compared to the color of the sky on a bright, clear day. On the RGB color wheel, "azure" (color #007FFF) is defined as the color at 210 degrees, i.e., the hue halfway between blue and cyan. In the X11 color system which became a standard for early web colors, azure is depicted as a pale cyan color. Azure also describes the color of the mineral azurite, both in its natural form and as a pigment in various paint formulations. In order to preserve its deep color, azurite was ground coarsely. Fine-ground azurite produces a lighter, washed-out color. Traditionally, the pigment was considered unstable in oil paints, and was sometimes isolated from other colors and not mixed. Modern investigation of old paintings, however, shows that the pigment is very stable unless exposed to sulfur fumes. In Russian, "" (goluboj, azure or cyan) and "" (sinij, blue or navy blue) are not two shades of the same color, but distinguished in the way red and pink are distinct colors in English. Etymology The etymology of the word azure has been traced back to the Persian word "Lazheward", which is the name of a place in northeastern Afghanistan that in ancient times was the main source for lapis lazuli, a semi-precious rock with a vivid blue color. The word was adopted into French (as l'azur, the initial /l/ being understood as 'the') by the twelfth century. Today it is found in all Western European languages. It was adopted into English from the French, and the first recorded use of it as a color name in English was in 1374 in Geoffrey Chaucer's work Troilus and Criseyde, where he refers to "a broche, gold and asure" (a broach, gold and azure). The use of the term spread through the practice of heraldry, where azure represents a blue color in the system of tinctures. Inengravings, it is represented as a region of parallel horizontal lines, or by the abbreviation az. or b. In practice, azure has been represented by any number of shades of blue. In later heraldic practice a lighter blue, called bleu celeste (sky blue), is sometimes specified. Distinction between blue, azure, and cyan All of the colors shown below in the section variations of azure are referenced as having a hue code of between 195 and 225 (the hue code is the h code in the hsv code in the color box for each color), signifying that these colors are tones of azure. The only exception, as noted below, is the web color azure which, with a color code of 180, is actually a tone of cyan. Strictly speaking, blue colors are those colors with hue codes of between 165 and 225, azure colors are those colors with hue codes of between 195 and 225, and cyan colors are those colors with hue codes of between 165 and 195.

Azure (Color wheel) A blue-cyan color on the HSV color wheel (Hue, Saturation, Value), also known as the RGB color wheel, at a hue code 210 degrees. Azure is the hue that is halfway between blue and cyan. Azure is one of the tertiary colors on the HSV/RGB color wheel. Its complementary color is orange. Variations of azure Azure mist (web color azure) Displayed at right is the web color called azure; in actuality it is a pale pastel tint of cyan, as can be ascertained by noting its hue angle of 180 degrees (cyan). In an artistic context, this color would be called azure mist. Alice blue The web color Alice blue is a pale tint of azure. Light sky blue Baby blue Baby blue is known as one of the pastel colors. This color is associated with baby boys in Western culture. The first recorded use of baby blue as a color name in English was in 1892. Sky blue The first recorded use of sky blue as a color name in English was in 1728 in the Cyclopdia of Ephraim Chambers. Prior to the Chambers reference, the color had first been used in 1585 in a book by Nicolas De Nicolay where he stated "the tulbant of the merchant must be skie coloured". Maya blue Maya blue was Columbia blue a pigment widely used by the Mayan civilization.

Columbia blue is a medium light tone of azure named after Columbia University. The typical Columbia blue is defined by Pantone Columbia Blue 3 (PANTONE 292). United Nations blue Cornflower blue Bleu de France Bleu de France is a color that has been associated in heraldry with the Kings of France since the 12th century. Dodger blue Brandeis blue Brandeis blue is the tone of azure used in association with Brandeis University. The university administration defines Brandeis Blue as the Pantone color of 293 or the process color of 100c 56m 0y 0k. True blue corresponding to

The color true blue is a deep tone of azure that is the color of the uniforms of the sports teams of UCLA. Royal blue (web color) The web color royal blue is a rich tone of azure. Celestial blue The first recorded use of celestial blue as a color name in English was in 1535. The source of this color is the Plochere Color System, a color system formulated in 1948 that is widely used by interior designers. Tufts blue Tufts blue is the tone of azure used in association with Tufts University. Cerulean The first recorded use of cerulean as a color name in English was in 1590. The word is probably derived from the Latin word caeruleus, "dark blue, blue or bluegreen", which in turn probably derives from caelulum, diminutive of caelum, "heaven, sky". Air force blue This is the tone of air force blue used by the Royal Air Force, the first air force to choose an "air force blue" color by which to identify itself, in 1920. The color "air force blue" is a medium tone of azure since it has a hue code of 204 which is a hue code between 195 and 225, signifying a tone of azure. Steel blue is a grayish tone of azure that resembles the color blue steel, i.e., steel which has been subjected to bluing in order to protect it from rust. The first recorded use of steel blue as a color name in English was in 1817. French blue French blue is a deep azure color commonly used in quality men's dress shirts. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of French Blue in English was in The Times of 1802. Lapis Lazuli is a color that is a representation of the most common color of lapis lazuli. Royal blue (Tradition) The traditional color called royal blue is a dark shade of azure.

Azure in human culture Astronomy

The planet Neptune is a deep azure color because of the abundance of methane in its atmosphere.

Geography Azure Coast (Cte d'Azur) is a name commonly used for the French Riviera, part of France's southeastern coast on the Mediterranean.

Music Azure Ray is an American dream pop duo, consisting of musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, that active primarily from 2001 to 2004, and since 2009. "Azure Blue" is a jazz/blues fusion composition written by Edward Bland. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie first recorded the tune on his 1969 live LP "Sweet Soul," which consisted entirely of Bland's compositions, and has since been reissued on several compilation packages.