Electric blue (color)

Electric blue is a color that varies in definition, but is often thought to be close to cyan and is a representation of the color of lightning, an electric spark, and the color of ionized argon gas; It originally received its name from the glow of ionized air produced by electric discharges, although its meaning has been broadened to include the blues, which are metaphorically “electric” because they are “intense” or particularly “lively”. The arc can cause a variety of colored emissions depending on the gases involved, but blue and violet are the typical colors produced in the troposphere, where oxygen and nitrogen predominate. The first recorded use of Electric Blue as a color name in English was in 1845. The color Electric Blue (the version below in Medium Electric Blue) was all the rage in the 1890s.