Cream (colour)

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About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet #FFFDD0
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 253, 208)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 1, 18, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (57°, 18%, 100%)
Source Maerz and Paul
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cream is the colour of the cream produced by cattle grazing on natural pasture with plants rich in yellow carotenoid pigments, some of which are incorporated into the light, to give a yellow tone to white. Cream is the pastel colour of yellow, much as pink is to red. By mixing yellow and white, cream can be produced.

Strawberries with cream
Strawberries with cream

The first recorded use of cream as a colour name in English was in 1590.[1]

Cream in nature


Cream in human culture



  • Men's white tuxedo jackets are usually a shade of cream or ivory to better stand out against the white dress shirt.

Interior design


See also


  1. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 206; Colour Sample of Cream: Page 41 Plate 9 Colour Sample D4 The colour shown above matches the colour sample in the book.
  2. ^ "Colors IU". Retrieved March 29, 2017.
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