Aquamarine (color)

Aquamarine (color)
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #7FFFD4
RGBB (r, g, b) (127, 255, 212)
HSV (h, s, v) (160°, 50%, 100[1]%)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Aquamarine is a color that is a pale bright tint of spring green toned toward cyan. It is named after the mineral aquamarine, a gemstone mainly found in granite rocks. The first recorded use of aquamarine as a color name in English was in 1598.[3]


Medium aquamarine

Medium Aquamarine
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #66CDAA
RGBB (r, g, b) (102, 205, 170)
HSV (h, s, v) (154°, 54%, 87[4]%)
Source X11[2]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color medium aquamarine.

Aquamarine in human culture

Interior design


  • The color medium aquamarine is often used for smocks worn by hospital nurses because it is perceived as being calm and restful for the patients.

See also


  1. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #7FFFD4 (Aquamarine):
  2. ^ a b W3C TR CSS3 Color Module, SVG color keywords. W3C. (May 2003). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190; Color Sample of Aquamarine: Page 93 Plate 35 Color Sample I3
  4. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #66DDAA (Medium Aquamarine):

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  • Aquamarine (disambiguation) — Aquamarine may mean: * Aquamarine, a gemstone quality blue beryl * Aquamarine (color), a color, a shade between green and blue * Aquamarine (novel), a 2001 novel by Alice Hoffman * Aquamarine (film), a 2006 film starring Sara Paxton, Emma Roberts …   Wikipedia

  • aquamarine — (n.) 1590s, agmarine, bluish green type of beryl, from French or Provençal, from L. aqua marina sea water, from aqua water (see AQUA (Cf. aqua )) + marina, fem. of marinus of the sea (see MARINE (Cf. marine) (adj.)). Apparently first used as a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aquamarine — [ak΄wə mə rēn′, äk΄wə mə rēn′] n. [L aqua marina, sea water] 1. a transparent, pale bluish green variety of beryl, used in jewelry 2. its color adj. bluish green …   English World dictionary

  • Aquamarine — Infobox mineral name = Aquamarine category = beryl variety boxwidth = boxbgcolor = imagesize = 250 caption = Aquamarine formula = Be3Al2Si6O18 molweight = color = transparent (or can be translucent if included), greenish blue to blue green,… …   Wikipedia

  • color — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Rainbow hue Nouns 1. color, hue, tint, tinge, shade, dye, complexion, tincture, cast, coloration, glow, flush; tone, key; color organ; Technicolor. 2. pure, primary, positive, or complementary color;… …   English dictionary for students

  • aquamarine — Beryl Ber yl (b[e^]r [i^]l), n. [F. b[ e]ryl, OF. beril, L. beryllus, Gr. bh ryllos, prob. fr. Skr. vai[dsdot][=u]rya. Cf. {Brilliant}.] (Min.) A mineral of great hardness, and, when transparent, of much beauty. It occurs in hexagonal prisms,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aquamarine — /ak weuh meuh reen , ah kweuh /, n. 1. a transparent, light blue or greenish blue variety of beryl, used as a gem. 2. light blue green or greenish blue. [1590 1600; < L aqua marina sea water (named from its color). See AQUA, MARINE] * * * Pale… …   Universalium

  • color — Synonyms and related words: Adrianople red, Alice blue, Arabian red, Argos brown, Bordeaux, Brunswick black, Brunswick blue, Burgundy, Capri blue, Cassel yellow, Chinese blue, Chinese white, Claude tint, Cologne brown, Columbian red, Congo rubine …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aquamarine — n. [L. aqua marina, sea water] Blue, blue green or green in color …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aquamarine — aq|ua|ma|rine [ ,ækwəmə rin ] noun 1. ) uncount a green blue color 2. ) count or uncount a green blue stone used for making jewelry ╾ aq|ua|ma|rine adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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