Savoy blue

Savoy blue or savoy azure (Italian: blu Savoia or azzurro Savoia), is a shade of saturated blue between peacock blue and periwinkle, lighter than peacock blue.[1] It owes its name to the fact of being the color of the House of Savoy, a ruling dynasty in the county of Savoy from 1003 to 1416, the duchy of Savoy from 1416 to 1714, the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and Italy from 1861 to 1946.

Savoy blue
 
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet#4B61D1
HSV       (h, s, v)(230°, 64%, 82%)
sRGBB  (r, g, b)(75, 97, 209)
Source[Unsourced]
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid blue
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Having become a national color with the unification of Italy (1859–70), its use continued even after the birth of the Italian Republic (1946) with the name "Italian blue". An Italian-blue border is in fact inserted on the edge of the Presidential Standard of Italy, and the use of the blue scarf for the Italian Armed Forces' officers, for the presidents of the Italian provinces during the official ceremonies, and of the blue jersey for Italian national sports teams it was also maintained in the Republican era.


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