cornflower blue


Definition of cornflower blue

: a moderate purplish blue

Examples of cornflower blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two come in slightly different—but complementary—shades, like cornflower blue and straw, a pale yellow. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Cozy Travel Outfits For Long-Haul Flights (Or Living on Your Couch)," 20 Mar. 2020 All of ceramics are adorned with a grass landscape in cornflower blue—the same shade used across various pottery, from ancient Persian creations to Chinese porcelain, to Dutch delftware. Vogue, "Behold, Virgil Abloh and Off-White Just Launched the Coolest Home Collection," 16 Aug. 2019 In fact, some of the shortest nails wore some of the boldest shades, like Gwendoline Christie's gown-matching black and Helena Bonham Carter's cornflower blue. Marci Robin, Allure, "The Best Celebrity Manicures From the 2020 SAG Awards," 20 Jan. 2020 Consider Sylvia Hoeks’s dress of cornflower blue by Georges Hobeika for the premiere of See: Transparent and studded with Swarovski crystals, the gown was an ethereal and yet autumnal alternative. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Last Week Stars Found a New Mood for Evening," 28 Oct. 2019 Queen Elizabeth, donning a cheerful cornflower blue ensemble and a hat adorned with summertime blooms, led the grand carriage procession onto the Ascot grounds. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "All the Royals Were Out for This Year’s Ascot Races," 18 June 2019 Now, as Harry and Meghan head to their second engagement of the day, the Duchess has changed into an eye-catching cornflower blue dress, which some royal fans may recognize. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Changed Into a Gorgeous Blue Veronica Beard Dress for Her Second Engagement of the Day," 23 Sep. 2019 NIke Another version of the sneaker takes a slightly more understated approach with a palette of red, black, cornflower blue, and pale yellow. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Wear the Bauhaus with Nike’s new Air Max sneakers," 26 June 2019 The oldest's is a shade of cornflower blue, with a window seat perfect for curling up with a novel. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "This 100-Year-Old Apartment Is Anything But Stuffy," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of cornflower blue

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornflower blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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