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Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Aquamarine

The Sultan's Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan’s Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

 

The Sultan's Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan’s Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

 

The Sultan's Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan’s Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

 

The Sultan's Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The Sultan’s Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

The color, “Light Turquoise Blue ” was introduced into the Crayola family in 1949. That color name existed from 1949 until 1958, when the color name was changed to “Aquamarine.”

Turquoise, the name of a greenish blue color, is based on the gem of the same name. The word turquoise comes from the French for Turkish, as the gem was originally imported from Turkey. The first recorded use of turquoise as a color name in English was in 1573. It is, generally thought to consist of 70% blue and 30% green. 

For the best place to see the original Aquamarine/Light Turquoise, look no further than Turkey! The color is everywhere! These were some of my favorite photos of the color in Istanbul! Even the rays of light on the walls sparkle “Aquamarine/Turquoise”!

This post is just one of many in the Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola Challenge! Enjoy!

8 Responses to “Color Your World: 120 Days of Crayola; Aquamarine”

  1. dechareli

    To go with pictures? I don’t hesitate: Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio. To go with the color turquoise? Something from the French composer Claude Debussy: La Mer. There is an excellent recording with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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