Turquoise (color)

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The water of Havasu creek is turquoise because it has a lot lime in it from the sedimentary rock it runs through.

Turquoise is the color of the gem turquoise. It is a slightly greenish shade of cyan. Turquoise is sometimes described as a mixture of pale blue and green. The name comes from the French word for Turkish.

The turquoise gemstone is the namesake of the color.


Meaning of turquoise[change | change source]

  • People who practise holistic medicine say that turquoise has a calming effect on patients. They use this color to treat patients prone to panic attacks or mania. To a lesser degree, mainstream psychiatric hospitals also use turquoise and other light shades of blue and green to calm patients by painting the walls in these colors.
  • "The Turquoise" is slang for the waters of the Caribbean. In the sunlight these waters look turquoise because they are shallow.


Tones of turquoise color comparison chart[change | change source]

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Pale Turquoise (web color) #AFEEEE 175 238 238 180° 65% 81%
Turquoise Blue #00FFEF 0 255 239 176° 100% 50%
Bright Turquoise #08E8DE 8 232 222 177° 93% 47%
Turquoise(web color) #40E0D0 64 224 208 174° 72% 56%
Medium Turquoise (web color) #48D1CC 72 209 204 178° 60% 55%
Deep Turquoise (web color Dark Turquoise) #00CED1 0 206 209 181° 100% 41%


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