Neon Blue is used in design when the artist wants to create a clue that looks like it glows in the dark. Neon blue is popular for nightclub signage, gym clothing, and any design that needs to attract a lot of attention. Neon Blue is best seen in the extravagant cocktails that professional barmen mix up. This distinct bright blue hue is achieved by mixing in blue Curaçao which is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the Dutch bitter orange called Laraha.
How the color is made: To make Neon Blue blend pale blue with pure blue to make a glowing blue color.
History: Historically, Neon blue was associated with the electrical blue lights that are often seen in city centers or all-night convenience stores.
Color in Action
Neon Blue creates an image that looks electrified and energetic. It’s strange to think of Neon Blue as a color that occurs in nature, but it does. This bright luminous blue hue can be seen in the phosphorescent glow of jellyfish.
A complicated chemical process happens with the jellyfish’s body when it comes into contact with oxygen (which is present in water) which causes its body and tentacles to glow. This attractive Neon Blue light show serves both to ward off possible predators and attract potential prey.
Colors that go with Neon Blue
Match Neon Blue with bright yellow for a complementary color scheme that will instantly attract attention.
Neon Blue Color Palettes and Schemes
Neon Blue, bright cyan, bright red, and bright yellow are combined to create a tetradic color palette that is often used in children’s play areas at major fast-food chains.
Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns
Neon Blue and black polka dot patterns can add whimsy and excitement to a design. Ditzy printed wallpaper can make Neon Blue feel less overwhelming and dominant in a space.