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What word did Middle English have in place of “light" as in: “light blue”, “light green” etc.?

In English, we often use the adjective light before another colour to express a whiter shade of hue. For example, light blue, light green, light brown, etc. The term pale is used in a similar way, e....
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What's china blue?

Is china blue just jean blue, inspired by the color of uniform of Chinese workers? And how common is china blue in daily conversations and writings? I've only heard this in the song, Vincent (Starry, ...