cornflower blue


Definition of cornflower blue

: a moderate purplish blue

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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 The 93-year-old Queen, in a cornflower blue coat and hat, was joined in the leading carriage by her middle son, the Duke of York. Ben Church, CNN, "Royal Ascot 2019: Queen Elizabeth II leads royal procession, Prince Harry, Meghan absent," 18 June 2019 When adding a new bedroom necessitated replacing several beams in the living room below, Sloan used two paint colors—a cornflower blue on the ceiling and blue-green on the beams—to help camouflage the mix of old and new wood. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Annie Sloan’s French Farmhouse Is the Ultimate Chalk Paint Transformation," 1 May 2019 Her cornflower blue gown looked demure and clean at the front, with a strong angular and darted shoulder. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Charlize Theron Just Debuted New Brown Hair at the Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 For this affair, Duchess Kate donned a cornflower blue Catherine Walker shirtdress and a matching bespoke floral band from Juliette Botterill Millinery in London. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton's Has a New Signature Look: The Hatband," 13 Jan. 2019 After previously sporting a cornflower blue suit and white tee, the actor made another all-blue appearance. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Millie Bobby Brown Matched Her Blue Manicure to Her Eyeshadow," 20 Nov. 2018 Last month, Meghan made an appearance at the nuptials of Princess Diana’s niece Celia McCorquodale wearing a white long-sleeve Oscar de la Renta dress decorated with a cornflower blue floral toile print. Jillian Ruffo,, "Selena Gomez Borrows from Meghan Markle's Wardrobe in the Sexy Version of Her Wedding Guest Dress," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of cornflower blue

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cornflower blue was in 1907

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