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For the hair color, see Blond#flaxen.
|sRGBB (r, g, b)||(238, 220, 130)|
|CMYKH (c, m, y, k)||(7, 8, 60, 0)|
|HSV (h, s, v)||(50°, 45%, 93%)|
|Source||Maerz and Paul|
|B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
Flax or Flaxen is a pale yellowish-gray color named after flax seeds.
Flax in culture
- The main character in the Spice & Wolf Japanese novel, Holo, has been described as having flax-colored hair.
- In the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the girl Ermengarde St. John is described as having flaxen hair.
- Zossimov, a character from Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, is described as having "straight flaxen hair."
- In A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, Tobias Gregson has flaxen hair.
- French impressionistic composer Claude Debussy's prelude N.8 Book 1 for Piano, La fille aux cheveux de lin ("The Girl with the Flaxen Hair"), uses the color flax in its title.
- The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called flax in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color flax is displayed on page 47, Plate 12, Color Sample B2.
- Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195; Color Sample of Flax: Page 47 Plate 12 Color Sample B2
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