cornflower blue

noun

Definition of cornflower blue

: a moderate purplish blue

Examples of cornflower blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The color itself looks a lot like Essie's classic Bikini So Teeny, which is a similar cornflower blue with a hint of shimmer and a perennial pedicure favourite in the warmer months. Megan Decker, refinery29.com, 10 June 2021 The older girls in their late teens wear cornflower blue button-down shirts and slip-on tennis shoes, donated by a local church. Tori Richards, Washington Examiner, 1 Apr. 2021 Pacino, meanwhile, wears a beige suit, striped white shirt, mustard tie, and cornflower blue pocket square. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 23 Mar. 2021 Opt for brighter tones like sangria, rosebush, and a cornflower blue-hued Aegean, or tout neutral shades like cloud, olive, and a trendy cocoa brown. Zarah Kavarana, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2021 First lady Jill Biden also chose an up-and-coming American designer for the inauguration, wearing a rich cornflower blue ensemble with a hint of sparkle by Alexandra O’Neill of the label Markarian. Hayley Kaufman, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Jan. 2021 Kate wore a cornflower blue Emilia Wickstead midi dress for the occasion, completing the look with a set of striking sapphire and diamond jewelry. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 9 Oct. 2020 Kate wore a cornflower blue midi dress by Emilia Wickstead and some striking sapphire jewelry. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 9 Oct. 2020 For the royal meeting, the duchess wore a cornflower blue, knit midi dress by Emilia Wickstead featuring an accent belt at the waist. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cornflower blue

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornflower blue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornflower%20blue. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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