Cream (colour)

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CreamHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #FFFDD0
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 253, 208)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 1, 18, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (57°, 18%, 100%)
Source Maerz and Paul
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cream is the colour of the cream produced by cattle grazing on natural pasture with plants rich in yellow carotenoid pigments, some of which are incorporated into the light, to give a yellow tone to white. Cream is the pastel colour of yellow, much like as pink is to red. By mixing yellow and white, cream can be produced.

The first recorded use of cream as a colour name in English was in 1590.[1]

Cream in nature[edit]

Birds
Mammals

Cream in human culture[edit]

Art
Clothing
  • Men's white tuxedo jackets are usually a shade of cream or ivory to better stand out against the white dress shirt.
Interior design

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 206; Color Sample of Cream: Page 41 Plate 9 Color Sample D4 The color shown above matches the color sample in the book.