Royal Blue Vs Navy Blue

Decorating By CiNoRi Updated 7 Jun 2011 , 5:59pm by hollyml

CiNoRi Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:47pm
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So I had it in my head that I needed a Navy color on a cake im working on, made up the fondant... but I just double checked the order... and it is actually royal blue icon_razz.gif

I am out of royal blue gel (That i was thinking i would add to blue fondant).

I have Blue Statin Ice fondant... any suggestions on what I can mix in to get royal? I'm having a hard time picturing what shade it should be.


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CiNoRi Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 3:52pm
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Ok, so check this out:

Which of those blues would you call Royal.. and which would you call navy?

CiNoRi Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by SarahBeth3

Royal Blue:

What would you call navy?... that looks sooooo close icon_confused.gif

SarahBeth3 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:26pm
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Navy is darker and deeper. Some navy's are so deep that you have to look to tell if it's black or navy. I guess I think of Royal blue like a blue version of the purple that royal families used to wear. They are pretty close, but royal is brighter and navy is darker.

Navy blues:

SarahBeth3 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:29pm
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I would say this would be considered navy:

You could go even a little darker if you wanted. Beautiful cupcakes by the way!

ranae5463 Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 4:49pm
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According to the chart it would seem to me that you would have to add some purple. To me, the second one below the main Blue color looks more royal and it states two blue to one purple. I think there are many shades of royal blue and each person's perception of colors is always a little different. Hope you find the color you're looking for. icon_smile.gif

hollyml Posted 7 Jun 2011 , 5:59pm
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On that chart, I'd call the 4 blue 1 purple shade "royal blue." Or maybe the blue-pink-black one under it. And I really don't see anything I'd call navy. Navy is generally blue + black.

Here's a chart with royal blue, navy and "light navy" marked.

This version of royal blue is really a touch more purple than I would use, but I bet if you took the navy you've already mixed and blended in some white and some purple, you could come up with royal.


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