BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Royal Blue No. 142


BRITISH COLOUR STANDARD - Royal Blue No. 142

A colour name originally used for Smalt but later used in the textile and allied trades for the colour, standardised in 1934.

This colour name has been used from the sixteenth century in connection with Smalt (Cobalt) and Prussian Blue.

The more modern colour under this name, which was first used in the latter part of the nineteenth century, was probably derived from one of these earlier colours, but has deviated so much from Smalt that it is the general representation of samples submitted by textile and other colour using industries that is depicted here as Royal Blue.