peacock blue


Definition of peacock blue

: a moderate greenish blue

Examples of peacock blue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Handmade zellige tiles in fresh white and peacock blue offset rustic alderwood cabinetry, and rather than selecting one type of hardware, Robertson chose five different designs, including brass and leather. House Beautiful, "This Peacock Blue Kitchen Packs a Culinary Punch," 14 Oct. 2020 If the peacock blue-striped awnings didn’t loudly declare the fanfare woven into the New Orleans establishment’s DNA, the jazz band marching through the dining room on any given Saturday and Sunday just might. Southern Living, "How the South's Beloved Commander's Palace Is Feeding New Orleans' Frontline Heroes," 15 Apr. 2020 Making the living room vibrant and fun involved removing the heavy draperies, lightening the woodwork and painting over mustard-colored walls using a bold peacock blue, Ms. Warner Rothblum says. Beth Decarbo, WSJ, "In San Francisco, a Living Room You Can Actually Live In," 10 Mar. 2020 That fall morning, the sky outside my dorm-room window was a rich peacock blue. Keija Parssinen, The New York Review of Books, "The US–Saudi Story, Through the Eyes of an Aramco ‘Brat’," 31 Jan. 2020 There are some really spirited examples like the Brasserie adorned in a peacock blue, citron yellow, and subdued chartreuse. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Former Party Island for British Royals is Now a Chic New Hotel," 18 June 2019 Johnson’s office is peacock blue and resembles an old-world library. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Tour the Maximalist Dream Home of Two California Beauty Gurus," 6 Feb. 2019 His own peacock blue Madame De Pompadour paper appears in the master bedroom, while a Brunschwig & Fils yellow garden lattice print cheers up the guest room. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Miles Redd Designed His Parents’ Retirement Home," 21 Dec. 2018 Colors run riot: green, yellow, red, shimmering gold and lots of blue: sky blue, midnight blue, cerulean blue, peacock blue. Sharmila Mukherjee, The Seattle Times, "SAM’s ‘Peacock in the Desert’ opens the doors of our perception to the marvelous," 2 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of peacock blue

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Peacock blue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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