peacock blue


: a moderate greenish blue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For a state dinner in Slovakia on Tuesday night alongside her husband, King Willem-Alexander, the royal opted to top off her peacock blue lace gown, paired with a silver Lady Dior Croisiere Perforated Clutch and a pair of Aquazzura metallic platform heels, with a gleaming green tiara. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 8 Mar. 2023 Inside, Viñas focused on bold colors — the walls are peacock blue and mustard — and bright patterns (a lichenlike wallpaper surrounds the bar), while West oversaw the selection and installation of art, a mix of hanging pieces and murals by local artists and friends. Eunica Escalante Zoe Ruffner Juan A. Ramírez Abid Haque Angela Koh Devorah Lev-tov, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2023 Colors, such as the peacock blue of the side chair, and patterns, like the overscale geometric throw on the bed, appear in moments that add punch to the timeless appeal of the room's classic trimwork and warm wood floors. Marisa Donnelly, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Jan. 2023 Additionally, the scarf comes in a variety of colors, including some stunning neutral tones as well as vibrant peacock blue and a beautiful soft lavender. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 5 Jan. 2023 The walls are a lacquered peacock blue and adorned with a collection of Richard Prince's famous Instagram series, making yet another glowing case for going high-gloss paired with bold artwork. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 13 Oct. 2022 Color options include neutral beige, peacock blue, and the charcoal gray that's shown. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 9 May 2022 Along with one of the best bear claws in the city — fluffy and cute, but dangerously good — this little shop on the Northeast Side goes all-in on the color spectrum, with scarlet, lavender and peacock blue scattered throughout the case. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 10 Feb. 2022 Living up to its name, Up Scale features a posh dining room in soft pink and peach pastels with bold accents of pomegranate red and peacock blue. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peacock blue was in 1881

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“Peacock blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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