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Cornflower Blue is truly a storied color.

It is the default rendering clear color for the XNA Framework. Everyday, many budding game developers take their first steps into programming with this soothing blank screen: http://images.google.com/images?q=cornflower+blue+xna




I set that as the default color because of Fight Club quote "Can I get this in Cornflower Blue?" It's mentioned multiple times in Palahniuk's novels.

> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0137523/quotes Narrator: [voiceover] It must've been Tuesday. He was wearing his cornflower-blue tie.

If anyone's interested, here is my JS library with the code + color names that is used in this app: http://chir.ag/projects/ntc/


A few customers thought we might have been referencing Fight Club, but I don't think it was conscious. I think whoever coded the base game template just liked that color :-)


It's also the eye color of the main character of possibly the greatest historical fiction series of all time, The Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett.




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