royal blue


Definition of royal blue

: a vivid purplish blue

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Emerald green and royal blue are in the midst of a comeback. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "Rayman Boozer Knows How to Bring Color Into Your Home," 14 Aug. 2019 My pick: Vico Magistretti Carimate chairs for Cassina, bought vintage from Chairish, $700 plus shipping Wallpaper appropriate for a bathroom with white beaded boarding and royal blue floor tile. Kelsey Keith, Curbed, "From NYC to DC, 14 years of apartments," 5 July 2019 Mint green, cranberry red, royal blue—each building is painted a different color or an eye-catching combination. Anna Deutsch, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From…Oaxaca, Mexico," 22 May 2019 For an everyday, polished piece, try the elegant black Ratio et Motus top handle or Balenciaga’s Triangle purse in royal blue. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The Best Street Style–Approved Bags for Fall and Beyond," 27 Aug. 2018 Thankfully for the purists, the shirt is a traditional royal blue, with a subtle white trim., "Everton 2019/20 Home Kit: Clean Toffees Strip Leaked Online Ahead of Planned Unveiling," 3 July 2019 Recently, celebs have been bringing back the blue shadow — only this time in deeper, more modern shades of royal blue in a variety of shapes and finishes. Khalea Underwood,, "L.A.'s Coolest New Makeup Trend Is The Opposite Of Minimalist," 18 June 2019 The top 40% of the flag is magenta, the middle 20% is lavender, and the bottom 40% is royal blue. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Taylor Swift Dyes Her Hair to Look Like the Bisexual Pride Flag in New “You Need to Calm Down” Music Video," 17 June 2019 For instance, Showstopper is a vibrant royal blue devised with Margaret O’Connor, a milliner based in County Clare who trained with Philip Treacy and has designed hats worn by Lady Gaga. Jeffrey Bauman, ELLE Decor, "This Paint Brand from Ireland Wants to Tell a Story with Every Color," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of royal blue

1789, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of royal blue

: a bright purplish blue

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