cobalt blue


Definition of cobalt blue

1 : a greenish-blue pigment consisting essentially of cobalt oxide and alumina
2 : a strong greenish blue

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The company’s new headquarters is at 4955 Technology Way, featuring a white and cobalt blue contemporary look. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "Geo Group, company that runs prisons, opens new $57 million Boca headquarters," 6 Aug. 2019 Another clip features Apata casually swinging off the side of one of Lagos’ distinctive yellow danfo buses, dressed in a black T-shirt, jeans, and a towering cobalt blue headwrap or gele. Vogue, "Meet the “Sugar Mummy” Singer Who’s Shaking Up the Nigerian Music Scene," 3 May 2019 Jay-Z appeared beside her, rocking a cobalt blue suit. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé's Caped Metallic Catsuit Is Her Best On The Run II Tour Look To Date," 1 Oct. 2018 Colors include cobalt blue, orange, yellow and red. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Colorful, whimsical or classic, yard art can enhance your garden’s overall appeal," 3 July 2019 Rooms are unfussy, lots of white and gray, but with pops of emerald green or cobalt blue, brass fixtures, as well custom wallpaper patterned with native plants and botanical prints from the great Pacific Northwest artist Imogen Cunningham. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Portland, OR, in January 2019," 20 Dec. 2018 To complement the spring-like palette, Bryant threw on simple ankle-strap platforms in cobalt blue suede. Vogue, "Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant Reveals Her Flair for Fashion on Jimmy Fallon," 20 Mar. 2019 Housed in a pair of cobalt blue and white shipping containers, Brash Coffee’s original location has just 360 interior square feet and nine seats inside (in addition to a couple of wooden picnic tables outside). Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Coffee Shops in Atlanta," 22 Aug. 2018 Coupled with tartan trousers and a cobalt blue hoodie, the change-up, upon first glance, skewed subversive. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "Ansel Elgort Goes Peroxide Blonde—And It's Pretty Major," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of cobalt blue

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of cobalt blue

: a deep blue color

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