Red, white and  ____. You guessed it: In honor of Independence Day, the color of this month’s color list is blue. For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to capture shades of blue without saying blue because one of the challenges in writing effective descriptions is getting the color just right. Each month on this blog we work on one color, so far we’ve done green and pink. So help me here to come up with nouns and adjectives that bring blue to mind. Here’s my initial list, please contribute:

aquamarine
blueberry
cobalt
cornflower
denim
ink
navy
peacock
periwinkle
sapphire
skyblue
teal
turquoise