Mustard (color)

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A plaster wall painted a dark shade of mustard called "baby mustard"
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFDB58
sRGBB  (rgb)(255, 219, 88)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(1, 12, 77, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v)(47°, 65.5%, 100%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Mustard is a dull/dark yellow color that resembles culinary mustard. It is similar to the color Flax.

A jar of mustard
A jar of mustard

The first recorded use of mustard as a color name in English was in 1886.[2]

In culture[edit]

Board Games

  • In the board game Cluedo, one of the color-coded murder suspects is a yellow character named Colonel Mustard.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called mustard in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill;the color mustard is displayed on page 45, Plate 11, Color Sample J4.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199; Color Sample of Mustard: Page 45 Plate 11 Color Sample J4
  3. ^ Andrews, Vincent (2010), The Leatherboy Handbook, The Nazca Plains Corp., ISBN 978-1-61098-046-3
  4. ^ Hankycode on Archived 2007-12-06 at the Wayback Machine access date 2012-03-30
  5. ^ Hankycode on access date 2010-03-30