Turquoise (color)

greenish blue color, based on the gem of the same name
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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

  • 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.
  • The color and gem stone represent Sagittarius.

Tones of turquoise color comparison chart

Name Color HEX Code Red Green Blue Hue Sat Lum
Pale Turquoise (web color) #AFEEEE 175 238 238 180° 26% 93%
Light Turquoise #AFE4DE 175 228 222 173° 50% 79%
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° 71% 88%
Medium Turquoise (web color) #48D1CC 72 209 204 178° 66% 82%
Dark Turquoise (web color) #00CED1 0 206 209 181° 100% 82%
Deep Turquoise #00DED1 0 206 209 176° 100% 87%