Sadly, we have reached the end of the Bella Parade...
Today is the last color of the day of the Bella Parade
and it is
Royal blue describes both a bright shade and a dark shade of azure blue. It is said to have been invented by millers in Rode, Somerset, a consortium of which won a competition to make a dress for the British queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Traditionally, dictionaries define royal blue as a deep to dark blue, often with a purple or faint reddish tinge.
By the 1950s, many people began to think of royal blue as a brighter color, and it is this brighter color that was chosen as the web color "royal blue" (the web colors when they were formulated in 1987 were originally known as the X11 colors, since the World Wide Web did not come into operation until 1991). The World Wide Web Consortium designated the keyword "royalblue" to be this much brighter color, rather than the traditional darker version of royal blue."
"Royal blue is the color of royalty to welcome the coming of a king. In Christian art, royal blue can also symbolize the night sky in which the star appeared to the Three Wise Men to announce the birth of Jesus. This tone of blue is primarily used during the season of Adventin most Anglican and Lutheran denominations."
Here are some stunning Royal Blues...
Ha-ha, I couldn't resist putting that one!
Thats one of my favorite-st Royal Blues!!!
So coming to quilts, here are some wonderful beauties!
Our guest Quilter, Fi, better known as Texas Fi on Flickr here has shared her picks!
She could not stop at 6 (can you?), so she has chosen a bunch for us that really awesome...
Thank you Rachel!!!
Do you like this color? Then upload a picture of it to win a yard of it!!!
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