The Little Mermaid is one of the best-animated feature films of the 20th century.
The Disney’s animated fairy tale did a great job of depicting something other than princesses and true love that was the norm back in the day.
Sure, the film portrays the story of an adolescent girl who desires to leave the ocean in search of a boy.
However, it also offers a meticulous, layered critique of sexuality, gender, politics, and body dysmorphia.
One of the characters in the film, Ariel (the last of the seven Daughters of Triton) is special and beloved.
She is unique as she is the only one who wasn’t born as a human being.
She is also quite beautiful. Her eyes, hair, and figure catch the attention making her popular.
Speaking of Ariel’s eyes, which color are they?
What Color Are Ariel’s Eyes?
Ariel’s eyes have always been a subject of debate among Little Mermaid’s fans.
Some claim that they are green while others say they are blue.
Well, the truth is that Ariel’s eyes are blue –precisely aqua blue.
She is often described as an adolescent with an hourglass figure, fair skin, red hair, red lips, and large aqua-blue eyes.
They may appear green at times largely due to the color of her lower body and tail but they are naturally blue.
The eyes complement every other part of Ariel’s body. They are large and deep, grabbing the attention from the get-go.
They also go very well with the character’s red lips and fire-engine red hair and together blend with the mermaid’s green tail to make her the stunning creature that she is.
It is rumored that the producers wanted Ariel to have blonde hair but later decided against it as most princesses had blonde hair.
Obviously, she would have looked great as a blonde but now it is hard to imagine her without the signature red hair.
Is There Such A Thing As Ariel Color?
The word “Ariel” has two meanings from the Little Mermaid.
The first and obvious one is that it’s Ariel’s name.
Secondly, the word can also be used to describe the color of the character’s tail.
If you can recall, Ariel’s mermaid tail is sea green – a color specifically created by the Disney paint lab.
It was decided that the color would be called Ariel after the character.
This causes some confusion when it comes to the color of Ariel’s eyes.
One can be forgiven for thinking that just because Ariel color is sea green, her eyes must be the same color.
However, this couldn’t be any further from the truth. Ariel’s eyes have always been blue – not sea green.
What’s The Color Of Ariel’s Eyes In The New Little Mermaid?
Disney is set to release a new version of Little Mermaid in 2023.
The trailer is already out much to the delight of young black girls, Ariel is a black princess.
The role is executed by Halle Bailey and going by the trailer, she’s nailed the role.
Viewers are treated with a flash of red hair and a swish of iridescent tail and eventually, the face of the princess is revealed.
The black Ariel has red locks, dark brown eyes, a fair brown skin.
Young black girls who are used to a white princess with blue eyes are excited that a princess can look like them.