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About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet#C2B280
HSV       (h, s, v)(39°, 27%, 77%)
sRGBB  (rgb)(194, 178, 128)
ISCC–NBS descriptorGrayish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Ecru is the colour of unbleached linen.[1]

Traditionally ecru was considered a shade of beige,[2] but beginning in the 19th century it became more precisely defined as "a grayish yellow that is greener and paler than chamois or old ivory".[3] Ecru comes from the French word écru, which means "unbleached".

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  1. ^ "ecru". Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online) (2nd ed.). 1989. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul, A Dictionary of Color (New York:McGraw-Hill, 1930): 149.
  3. ^ Gove, Philip B., ed. (1961). "ecru". Merriam-Webster Unabridged. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam. Retrieved 11 September 2020. First Known Use: 1836

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