Blue iris is a deep, vivid blue with a tinge of purple, sitting between blue and blue violet in the color wheel. It takes its name from the showy iris flower, which is named after the Greek word for rainbow and the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris.
Blue iris was 2008 Pantone Color of the Year and expresses the dependability of blue and the soul-searching quality of purple. It is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.
Blue iris works well with deeper plums, red-browns, yellow-greens, grapes and grays.