Midnight Blue

Midnight blue is a dark shade of blue named for its resemblance to the identifiably blue color of a moonlit night sky on or near the night of a full moon. Midnight blue is the color of a vat full of Indigo dye; therefore, midnight blue may also be considered a dark shade of indigo. Midnight blue is identifiably blue to the eye in sun-light or full-spectrum light, but can appear black under certain more limited spectrums sometimes found in artificial lighting (especially early 20th century incandescent). As a consequence, it is often colloquially confused with black-blue, which is a black with a blue undertone, or deep navy, which is a blue so dark it is nearly black.

There are two major shades of midnight blue—the X11 color and the Crayola color. This color was originally called midnight. The first recorded use of midnight as a color name in English was in 1915.

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British Rail Class 465 - Refurbishment
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Tang Soo Do - Ranking Systems
... is that the black belt, or dan rank, is frequently represented by a Midnight Blue Belt for students who attain Dan rank ... The reason for the midnight blue belt is due to the belief in Korean culture, that black symbolizes ending or a finishing point ... Kee, that black is a color to which nothing can be added, thus blue signifies that a dan holder is still learning ...
Edmonton Oilers - Team Information - Jerseys
... The original 1972 design featured the now-traditional colours of blue and orange, but reversed from their more familiar appearance in later seasons, orange being the dominant colour and blue used for the ... WHA season the jersey was changed to the more familiar blue base with orange trim, but with some minor differences ... field, with the team name written in deep blue ...
Midnight Blue in Culture
... Comic books There is a comic-book character called Midnight Blue ... Fashion Midnight blue is an alternative to black as a color for dinner jackets ... Due to the deepness of the color, midnight blue formal clothes are almost indistinguishable from black ...
Midnight Blue (Louise Tucker Album)
... Midnight Blue is the title of Louise Tucker's 1982 debut album ... Total sales for the lead single, "Midnight Blue", and the resultant album totaled seven million ... Midnight Blue reached number 1 in France and number 1 in Canada, and in various countries around the world ...

Famous quotes containing the words blue and/or midnight:

    The blue we bathe in is the blue we breathe. The blue we breathe, I fear, is what we want from life and only find in fiction. For the voyeur, fiction is what’s called going all the way.
    William Gass (b. 1924)

    What bird so sings, yet so does wail?
    O, ‘tis the ravished nightingale!
    “Jug, jug, jug, jug, tereu,” she cries,
    And still her woes at midnight rise.
    Brave prick-song! who is’t now we hear?
    None but the lark so shrill and clear;
    John Lyly (1553–1606)