peacock blue


Definition of peacock blue 

: a moderate greenish blue

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To complement the saturated colors in the room, Bikoff dyed a 1920s Chinese deco rug peacock blue, and accented it with a Murano glass coffee table. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "House Tour: A Soho Apartment That Blends Whimsical Colors With Antique Furniture," 3 Nov. 2016 Sharing a photo of her younger self with mega-volume strands, her golden hair beautifully complements her peacock blue frock with ivory hems. Southern Living, "Dolly Parton on Dyeing Your Hair Blonde," 1 June 2018 Don't miss the Kool-Aid purple ribbed aluminum siding, window grilles woven of peacock blue aluminum rods and the blue, solid aluminum front door. Janet Eastman,, "Step inside Portland's famous modern homes (photos)," 14 May 2018 Leah’s room was peacock blue with baseboards that were teal — a really dark teal. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple enjoy fixing up 'this old house' in Bay View," 8 Mar. 2018 And then there’s the beautiful Christopher Peacock kitchen in, literally, peacock blue. Rob Brinkley, House Beautiful, "How to Mix Lively Patterns Without Overwhelming Your Space," 12 Feb. 2018 The third floor has three en-suite bedrooms, including the master suite, which has peacock blue walls, a fireplace, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a bathtub and a steam shower. Roxana Popescu, New York Times, "House Hunting in … Morocco," 4 Jan. 2018 At the same time, the fireplaces had their original linings of tiles in striking hues — peacock blues in the living room and a saffron yellow in the master bedroom. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "Nina Farmer on Decorating Her Classic Boston Brownstone," 27 Feb. 2014

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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