Blue-green is a color that is a representation of the color that is between green and blue on a typical traditional old-fashioned RYB color wheel.
Blue-green belongs to the cyan family of colors.
Cyan, also called aqua, is the blue-green color that is between blue and green on a modern RGB color wheel.
The modern RGB color wheel replaced the traditional old-fashioned RYB color wheel because it is possible to display much brighter and more saturated colors using the primary and secondary colors of the RGB color wheel. In the terminology of color theory, RGB color space has a much larger color gamut than RYB color space.
The first recorded use of cyan as a color name in English was in 1879.
The color turquoise, a representation of the color of the semi-precious stone turquoise.
The first recorded use of turquoise as a color name in English was in 1573.
The color "turquoise" is a light tone of blue-green.
Green-blue had been a Crayola color since 1958. It was continued as a Crayola crayon color until 1990.
- Hex triplet
- sRGB (r, g, b)
- 13, 152, 186)
- CMYK (c, m, y, k)
- 93, 18, 0, 27)
- HSV (h, s, v)
- 192°, 93%, 72%)