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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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 ...
Tang Soo Do - Ranking Systems
... Kwan style 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 ... Moo Duk Kwan, Hwang Kee, that black is a color to which nothing can be added, thus blue signifies that a dan holder is still learning ...
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 ...
British Rail Class 465 - Refurbishment
... new interior panelling, new flooring, new lighting, new seat moquette (in the same grey and blue design as on the Class 375 Electrostars), and the addition of a new first class seating area at the front and rear of ... Southeastern's new livery which consists of Lilac Doors, Midnight blue equipment covers and a Midnight blue band where the Grey/Silver one used to be ... doors, but 465025 was the first unit to return with the Midnight blue band but the equipment covers remained white ...
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 trimming. 1975–76 WHA season the jersey was changed to the more familiar blue base with orange trim, but with some minor differences ... on a dark orange field, with the team name written in deep blue ...

Famous quotes containing the words blue and/or midnight:

    Sometimes we see a cloud that’s dragonish,
    A vapor sometimes like a bear or lion,
    A towered citadel, a pendant rock,
    A forked mountain, or blue promontory
    With trees upon ‘t that nod unto the world
    And mock our eyes with air. Thou hast seen these signs;
    They are black vesper’s pageants.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    While they stand at home at the door he is dead already,
    The only son is dead.

    But the mother needs to be better,
    She with thin form presently drest in black,
    By day her meals untouch’d, then at night fitfully sleeping, often waking,
    In the midnight waking, weeping, longing with one deep longing,
    O that she might withdraw unnoticed, silent from life escape and
    To follow, to seek, to be with her dear dead son.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)