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— Colour coordinates —
Hex triplet #C2B280
RGBB (r, g, b) (194, 178, 128)
HSV (h, s, v) (39°, 27%, 77%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Ecru describes the shade greyish-pale yellow or a light greyish-yellowish brown. It is often used to describe such fabrics as silk and linen in their unbleached state. Ecru comes from the French word écru, which means literally 'raw' or 'unbleached'.

In the 1930s and before, ecru was considered to be the same colour as the colour beige (a synonym or alias for beige), but since the 1950s ecru and beige have been regarded as two different colours.

Source of colour: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Ecru (colour sample #90):

Ecru in human culture


  • In the 1990s Liverpool Football Club wore what they called an "Ecru" shirt; however, this was a cream colour.
  • Uruguayan club Barrio Sur F.C. wear ecru colour as away kit.


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