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Steel blue

Steel Blue (Livid) (#4682b4)

Steel Blue
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #4682b4
sRGBB  (rgb) (70, 130, 180)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (61, 28, 0, 29)
HSV       (h, s, v) (207°, 61%, 71[1]%)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Steel blue is a shade of blue that resembles blue steel, i.e., steel which has been subjected to bluing in order to protect it from rust. It is one of the less vibrant shades of blue; it is usually identified as a blue-grey color.

The first recorded use of steel blue as a color name in English was in 1817.[3]

In 1987, Steel blue was included as one of the X11 colors when that color list was formulated. After the invention of the world wide web in 1991, these colors became known as the X11 web colors.


  • Variations of steel blue 1
    • Light steel blue 1.1
  • Steel blue in nature 2
    • Beetles 2.1
    • Fish 2.2
    • Birds 2.3
  • Steel blue in culture 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Variations of steel blue

Light steel blue

Light Steel Blue
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #B0C4DE
sRGBB  (rgb) (176, 196, 222)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (21, 12, 0, 13)
HSV       (h, s, v) (214°, 21%, 87[4]%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the web color light steel blue, a light tint of steel blue.

Steel blue in nature




Steel blue in culture


See also


  1. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #4682B4 (Steel Blue):
  2. ^ CSS Color Module Level 3
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205
  4. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #B0C4DE (Light Steel Blue):
  5. ^ Robert Jay Goldstein. Bettas: everything about history, care, nutrition, handling, and behavior. The steel blue results from two identical genes for blue color. 
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