Ecru

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This article is about the colour. For the town in Mississippi, see Ecru, Mississippi.
EcruHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #C2B280
sRGBB  (rgb) (194, 178, 128)
HSV       (h, s, v) (39°, 27%, 77%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Ecru describes the shade greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown. It is often used to describe such fabrics as silk and linen in their unbleached state. Ecru comes from the French word écru, which means literally 'raw' or 'unbleached'.

In the 1930s and before, ecru was considered[who?] to be the same colour as the colour beige (a synonym or alias for beige), but since the 1950s ecru and beige have been regarded as two different colours.[citation needed]


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  • In the episode "The Second Time Around" of The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which first aired 1 February 2010, not wanting to wear white, Betty decides she wants to wear an "ecru" wedding dress.

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  • In Disney's "Cinderella II: Dreams Come True", Cinderella is asked which colour is correct for the ball, cream or ecru. When she guesses ecru she is told by Prudence that she is wrong. Cinderella responds that there isn't any difference leading Prudence to say: "So much to learn. So little time..."

Geography[edit]

Ecru is a town in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. The population was 895 at the 2010 census. Home to the largest upholstered furniture factory on earth.

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