Magnolia (color)

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For other uses, see Magnolia (disambiguation).
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About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F8F4FF
sRGBB  (rgb) (248, 244, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (3, 4, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (247°, 94%, 92%)
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B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Magnolia is a color named after the flowering plant of the genus Magnolia.

The first recorded use of magnolia as a color name in English was in 1925.[1]

In 1987, magnolia was chosen as one of the X11 colors, which by the early 1990s had become known as the X11 web colors.

In the UK, Magnolia is the standard creamy color defined by British Standard BS 08B15, with the sRGB value (244, 233, 216) and CMYK (Coated) value (0, 5, 25, 0).[2]

Magnolia in human culture[edit]


  • Magnolia as a named color historically enjoyed sporadic support in web browsers. In Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 it may sometimes be rendered a pale magenta. In Mozilla Firefox 2.0 it may sometimes appear grayish pink.

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  • In the UK, Magnolia paint is a neutral to warm white (as the petals in the picture of the plant), noted as being the 'standard' color of household paint, other than white.[3] However, the color called "Magnolia" in UK paint is closer to peach rather than the rose-lavender white of the web color. It is a ubiquitous color which is available for most type of paint.[4]


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 198; Color Sample of Magnolia: Page 29 Plate 3 Color Sample I8 Note: The color shown as “magnolia” in A Dictionary of Color is a pale white yellow color of the web color “magnolia”.
  2. ^ Magnolia BS 08B1
  3. ^ Magnolia shades it (Daily Telegraph article)
  4. ^ Magnolia paints Dulux paint range