Japanese Traditional Colors – Blue

BLUE

Since ancient times, blue has been liked by the common people while purple has been a noble color.
Especially, “ai-iro” line is one of the representative color of the summer in Japan. It is commonly used for Yukata.

*An example of coordination of kimono is here.

Typical blueish colors and their Japanese name

 tsuyukusairo
 konruri
 ao
 usuhanada
 asahanada
 koai
 kachiiro
 kachigaeshi
 seiran
 kon-ai
 aisabiiro
 nasukon
 ruriiro
 fujinando
 aomurasaki
 benimidori / benikakesorairo
 sousinezu
 ainezumi
 kon
 aokachi
 konkikyou
 rurikon
 konjou
 amairo (*)
 wasurenagusairo
 hisoku / mizuasagi
 gunjou
 usuai
 asagi
 shinbashiiro
 hanada
 hanaasagi
 chigusairo
 sorairo
 mizuiro
 geppaku
 kamenozoki / nozokiiro
 ainezumi
 aonibi
 minatonezumi / fukagawanezumi
 sabiasagi
 masuhanairo
 sabionando
 noshimehanairo
 aiiro
 omeshinando
 onandoiro / nandoiro
 tetsunando / tetsuonando
 aitetsuiro