Magnolia (color)

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For other uses, see Magnolia (disambiguation).
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Hex triplet #F8F4FF
sRGBB  (rgb) (248, 244, 255)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (3, 4, 0, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (262°, 4%, 100%)
Source [citation needed]
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.

An early use of magnolia as a color name in English was in 1880, describing it as a "tint of cream-color".[1] An early specimen of the color was published in 1925.[2]

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).[3]

Resene's RGB Values List[4] includes magnolia as (248, 244, 255).

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.[5] 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.[6]


  1. ^ "The Thomaston Express" (1). Thomaston, CT. 2 April 1880. p. 1, col 7, line 24. Retrieved 24 May 2016. Magnolia white is the name of a new tint of cream-color. 
  2. ^ 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”.
  3. ^ Magnolia BS 08B1
  4. ^ Jaffer, Aubrey. "Resene RGB Values List 2001". Resene Paints Ltd. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Magnolia shades it (Daily Telegraph article)
  6. ^ Magnolia paints Dulux paint range