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Recent Examples of cerulean from the Web
Exotic cerulean and white tiles brighten the neutral-toned, minimally decorated bathroom in her 2,200-square-foot Hollywood Hills home, and a sweet and earthy aroma of fig candles — Ria Ray and Santa are favorite brands — permeates the air.
The Maldives is basically my definition of paradise: balmy temps in the 80s and blindingly white beaches surrounded by clear, tranquil, cerulean water (no big waves for me, please).
Bar Palladio, its sister restaurant directly across the street, is less flamboyant with its cerulean blue color scheme and block prints but equally as chic a spot, and best in the evening for drinks or dinner.
Expect lots of vibrant, tropical hues like sunny yellow and cerulean blue and shimmering metallics, with some jaunty pastels in the mix.
The dark palette of navy blue, black and gray was inspired by paintings in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and included contrasts of deep cerulean blue, vermillion red and saffron yellow.
Take Selfies with Penguins Search out wildlife on Deception and Pleneau islands and scope cerulean icebergs in the Weddell Sea from Ponant's Le Soléal.
Now California is cerulean blue politically, and there lies a cautionary tale for Republicans.
Dressed sharply in a dark suit and cerulean necktie, longtime political consultant Paul Manafort was led into a second-floor courtroom in a federal district court building two blocks from the Capitol on Monday afternoon.
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Did You Know?
Cerulean comes from the Latin word caeruleus, which means "dark blue" and is most likely from "caelum," the Latin word for "sky." An artist rendering a sky of blue in oils or watercolors might choose a tube of cerulean blue pigment. Birdwatchers in the eastern U.S. might look skyward and see a cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea). "Cerulean" is not the only color name that's closely associated with the sky. "Azure" (which ultimately comes from a Persian word for lapis lazuli, a rich blue stone) describes the color of a cloudless sky and can even be a noun meaning "the unclouded sky."
Origin and Etymology of cerulean
First Known Use: 1662See Words from the same year
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