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What is the difference between Aqua and Turquoise?

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Feb 19, 2021

Aqua and turquoise are two similar colors that are quite confusing. Aqua means water, and turquoise is a French word that means Turkish, which describes a gemstone from turkey. Aqua is a blue color with a touch of green, while turquoise is a green color with a touch of blue; this simply shows that turquoise has more green shade than blue, and aqua has more bluish shade than green.

The RGB value for aqua is 0,255,255 and turquoise RGB value is 64, 224,208. Aqua is a variation of cyan. Aqua in a psychology means life, trust, and rejuvenation, while the turquoise color represents calmness, peace of mind which also shows confidence, mental clarity, and energy.

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E. James

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Answered Feb 02, 2021

Common examples of colors in the cyan spectrum include aqua and turquoise. The main difference between aqua and turquoise is that aqua is blue with a touch of green, while turquoise is green with a touch of blue. The RGB value of aqua is 0, 255, 255, while the turquoise's RBG value is 64, 224, 208.

Originally, turquoise was a greenish-blue gemstone mineral that was imported from Turkey. It got its name from the stone. Aqua is a variation of cyan color. In psychology, the aqua color represents spiritedness, trust, and rejuvenation. The Latin word for water is aqua, and it is often associated with fresh, clean water. The turquoise color symbolizes tranquility and peace of mind.

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Leo Samuels

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Answered Jan 22, 2021

Aqua and Turquoise are two different colors. Aqua is a blue color with a hint of green, while turquoise is green with a hint of blue. This means that Aqua is characterized by more blue than green, while turquoise is characterized by more green than blue. The colors are really confusing, even for those that are very familiar with colors.

Other differences are, the word aqua is gotten from a Latin word which means water, while turquoise comes from the French word “turquoise,” meaning Turkish, as it describes a gemstone that was from turkey. It was a blue, green gemstone. Aqua is a variation of cyan color, and turquoise, as mention above, is a greenish-blue color. The RGB value of turquoise is 64, 224 and 208

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Answered Jan 21, 2021

With over 10 million colors that have been identified and probably many more that haven't, it is no surprise that many people may get colors mixed up. Two colors that are often confused for on another are aqua and turquoise. Aqua is described as a color that is in between the colors of blue and green.

It gives off a light blue green color. The color has the same proportion of blue and green. Turquoise differs because it is seen as closer to green than it is blue. Though it combines both color hues, it is regarded as a color that is greenish-blue

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A. Samuel

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A. Samuel, Content Manager, Masters in Marketing and accounting, Florida

Answered Jan 20, 2021

It is estimated that there are over 10 million types of colors that have been identified. With all those colors, it is easy to confuse colors, especially those that may look alike. Two colors that are easily to confuse are aqua and turquoise. They are both shades of blue, but there are many differences between them.

One of the differences between them is that aqua is a darker shade of blue than turquoise. Another difference between them is that turquoise has a greener shade, compared to the shade of blue that it is. Aqua has just the same amounts of green and blue.

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Isabel Mathew

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Isabel Mathew, Software engineer, BS(Bachelor of Science), Austin,Texas

Answered Jan 19, 2021

Aqua is a light bluish-green color, aqua can be recognized as a color that is somewhere between green and blue, and this is the reason aqua can be identified on the color wheel. In the blue-green range of colors, aqua is often indistinguishable from aquamarine, which is the main difference between aqua and turquoise.

Unlike turquoise, aqua has a shade of blue and green in the same proportion. In the color aqua, blue, and green RGB values are aqua and they are 255. Turquoise, on the other hand, is a greenish-blue color. Turquoise is characterized by it being closer to green than blue. There is also a precious gem called turquoise.

It has been said that the color turquoise received its name from the gem of the same color. The RGB value of turquoise is 64, 224, and 208. The red value is 64, the green value is 224, and the blue value is 208. Turquoise tends to be a more popular and recognizable color than its cousin, aqua.

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R. Barnes

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R. Barnes, Analyst, PhD, Clinton

Answered Jan 14, 2021

There are so many different color shades that are available that it can be confusing to keep track of all of them. When you say aqua, this is a blue shade that will come with hints of green. A lot of people like this color because it is bright and it also reminds them of some shades of the sea especially when it is near the beach.

Turquoise, on the other hand, may seem similar to aqua at first glance. When you look at it closely, you will see that it looks greener but it comes with hints of blue. If you are more interested in green rather than blue, then you may appreciate turquoise than aqua. These colors can be mixed and matched well with other colors.

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W. Kaye

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Answered Jan 12, 2021

The reason why people usually confuse aqua for turquoise is that both look very similar, but this does not mean they are the same. Aqua is similar to electric cyan since both are used in the hexadecimal classification system. They are also similar when you consider the RGB color values used in HTML. The color values show that aqua contains 0 red, 255 green, and 255 blue.

You can easily identify aqua by checking different colors between blue and green. Also, most people see aqua as the short form of aquamarine since both do not have any clear distinction. Turquoise, on the other hand, is different from aqua because it is lighter in appearance compared to the latter.

Unlike aqua, the green color in its combination overpowers the blue color. For instance, the color values of turquoise show that it contains 64 red, 224 green, and 208 blue. This combination explains why turquoise is lighter in appearance compared to aqua.

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