Eggshell (color)

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About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F0EAD6
sRGBB  (rgb)(240, 234, 214)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 2, 11, 6)
HSV       (h, s, v)(46°, 11%, 94[1]%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color eggshell is meant as a representation of the average color of a chicken egg. Since the color of chicken eggs may vary between pale brown and white, the color is an average between those two, closer to white than pale brown, because more chicken eggs are white.

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Eggshell (color sample #92).

In interior design, the color eggshell is commonly used when one desires a pale, warm, neutral, off-white color.

Paint gloss[edit]

Eggshell paint also refers to a type of hard-wearing wall paint with the same matte sheen as an egg's shell, rather than the same color; consequently eggshell paint can be any color, not just off-white.

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