• Jacquelyn Zunic

Kingfisher Blue — #357c8a

Updated: Sep 14

Kingfisher blue is a deep blueish-green, named after the bird that shares its bold plumage color. The bird's unique coloration is caused by the Tyndall effect, much like blue eyes. Essentially, the light is back-scattered, resulting in the viewer seeing mainly blue light, the shorter wavelengths of visible light. This color is structurally based, not pigment based.


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Color

Dye powder that appears forest green with some specks of yellow
Unmixed kingfisher blue dye powder

Kingfisher blue is a deep blueish-green, named after the bird that shares its bold plumage color. The bird's unique coloration is caused by the Tyndall effect, much like blue eyes. Essentially, the light is backscattered, resulting in the viewer seeing mainly blue light, the shorter wavelengths of visible light. This color is structurally based, not pigment based.


The kingfisher's color is a great representation of not only the final ice dye result, but the entire Rainbow Dye-It project. Color can be represented in so many ways and each of us experience and react to color in our own unique way.

A brilliantly colored kingfisher bird against a blurred green background
Kingfisher, the bird

Kingfisher Blue is a fun one because it instantly changes color when it hits the ice. The green powder goes ultra dark, then transforms into a navy blue before settling into a deep, true, blue-green. This color tends to stay fairly true to its tub dye color, finishing with a mix of blues, greens, and teals that invoke a kind of pond water vibe. There are teensy specks of yellow and magenta that sneak in. All around, just a great color with a ton of meaning and a lot of attitude.


Hex Code 357c8a

Blueish-green wallpaper
Kingfisher Blue (download as a wallpaper!)

Mid-Melt

Melting ice with blue-green color
Melting

Time Lapse

Final Result


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