Cornflower Blue

Cornflower blue, a shade of azure, is a shade of light blue with relatively little green compared to blue. This color was one of the favorites of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, the other being yellow.

Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus) are among the few "blue" flowers that are truly blue, most "blue" flowers being a darker blue-purple.

The most valuable blue sapphires are those that are cornflower blue, having a medium-dark violet-blue tone.

Famous quotes containing the word blue:

    I have just come down from my father.
    Higher and higher he lies
    Above me in a blue light
    Shed by a tinted window.
    James Dickey (b. 1923)