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 | edit 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 | edit source]

  • Pale Turquoise (web color) (Hex: #AFEEEE) (RGB: 175, 238, 238)
  • Turquoise Blue (Hex: #00FFEF) (RGB: 0, 255, 239)
  • Bright Turquoise (Hex: #08E8DE) (RGB: 8, 232, 222)
  • TURQUOISE (web color) (Hex: #40E0D0) (RGB: 64, 224, 208)
  • Medium Turquoise (web color) (Hex: #48D1CC) (RGB: 72, 209, 204)
  • Deep Turquoise (web color Dark Turquoise) (Hex: #00CED1) (RGB: 0, 206, 209)


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