|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)
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Flax or Flaxen is a pale yellowish-gray, the color of straw or unspun dressed flax. An early use of "flaxen" to describe hair color appears in David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens: Mr. Omer's granddaughter, Minnie, is described as "a pretty little girl with long, flaxen, curling hair." The first recorded use of flax as a color name in English was in 1915.
Flax in culture
- In the novel The Island of doctor Moreau, the character Montgomery has flaxen hair.
- In the novel A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the girl Ermengarde St. John is described as having flaxen hair.
- Dr Kemp, a character from The Invisible Man, 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.
- In David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Mr. Omer's granddaughter Minnie is described as "a pretty little girl with long, flaxen, curling hair".
- In the book Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter, the main character Pollyanna is known for her "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.
- In the series Legend of the Legendary Heroes, Ferris is shown to have flaxen hair
- 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.
- "David Copperfield," by Charles Dickens London:1849 Bradbury and Evans
- 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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