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For other uses, see Ivory (disambiguation).

Ivory (#FFFFF0)

Ivory
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FFFFF0
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 255, 240)
HSV (h, s, v) (60°, 6%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Ivory is an off-white color that resembles ivory, the material out of which the teeth and tusks of animals (such as, notably, the elephant and the walrus) is made. It has a very slight hint of yellow.

Ivory in human culture

Music

  • The white keys of a piano are called ivories.

Religion

Sculpture

  • Objects carved from ivory (and thus colored ivory) have been prized throughout history. However, now that many of the animals from whose tusks they have been made are becoming endangered, international trading bans have been put on the material ivory.

Bird names

Ivory Gull

Ivory is used adjectivally in the names of several birds to describe their appearance, including the Ivory Gull, Ivory-backed Woodswallow, Ivory-billed Aracari, Ivory-billed Woodcreeper, Ivory-billed Woodpecker and Ivory-breasted Pitta.

See also


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