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 colour 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 colour.

Meaning of turquoise

  • 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 colour comparison chart

Name Colour HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Pale Turquoise (web colour) #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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