ⓘ Magnolia, color. Magnolia is a colour named after the flowering plant of the genus Magnolia. As magnolias have flowers of more than one colour, mainly cream or ..

Magnolia (color)

ⓘ Magnolia (color)

Magnolia is a colour named after the flowering plant of the genus Magnolia. As magnolias have flowers of more than one colour, mainly cream or pale purple, magnolia may refer to different colours in different countries.

An early use of magnolia as a colour name in English was in 1880, describing it as a "tint of cream-color". In the UK, magnolia is a creamy colour   defined by British Standard BS 08B15, with the sRGB value 244, 233, 216 and CMYK Coated value 0, 5, 25, 0. Although the interiors of houses in the UK have commonly been painted in pale "stone colours" since the 18th century, the use of the name "magnolia" only dates from the 1950s.

The Australian Standard AS 2700 definition of magnolia is noticeably more saturated than the British Standard one although its hue and luminosity are nearly the same:   sRGB240.223.196, HSV79.16.90

An alternative definition of the colour was published in America in 1925. Maerz and Pauls A Dictionary of Color depicts three shades which are described as magnolia:       However magnolia does not appear to be in common use as a colour name in the USA: the UK English Cambridge Dictionary entry for magnolia defines it both as "a type of tree with large, usually white or pink flowers" and "a pale cream colour", but its US English entry refers only to the tree.


1. Magnolia in human culture

Real estate

  • In Sleeping Murder Agatha Christie has her main character, who is a newcomer to England, the New Zealander Gwenda Reed, lament the use of this colour as she views houses for sale: "It was in quite good condition, but why were people like Mrs. Hengrave so fond of that mustard-cum-biscuit shade of wall paint?"
  • In the UK, magnolia paint is a neutral to warm cream, noted as being the standard colour of household paint, other than white. It is a ubiquitous colour which is available in most types of paint.
  • Magnolia hodgsonii syn. Talauma hodgsonii known in Chinese as Gai lie mu is a species of Magnolia native to the forests of the Himalaya and southeastern
  • 95.6872 Magnolia High School MHS is one of two public high schools in the Magnolia Independent School District in Montgomery County, Magnolia Texas
  • Magnolia Pictures is an American film distributor. It is a subsidiary of Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner s 2929 Entertainment. Magnolia was formed in 2001 by
  • Magnolia Plantation is a former cotton plantation in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2001, significant
  • Magnolia Park is a municipal park in the Tanasbourne neighborhood of Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Opened in 2008, the 3.11 acres 12, 600 m2 community
  • flowering plant family, the magnolia family, in the order Magnoliales. It consists of two subfamilies: Magnolioideae, of which Magnolia is the best - known genus
  • was released in a limited theatrical engagement on October 3, 2014 by Magnolia Pictures, followed by releases on Video On Demand and Home Entertainment
  • during hot summer days. The base is made by infusing dried magnolia berries in water until the color develops, sieving the liquid through a fine cloth, then
  • Magnolia Heights School is a college preparatory private school in Senatobia, Mississippi. The school was established in 1970 as a segregation academy
  • Orleans Frenchtown, Houston Magnolia Springs, Alabama Kein, Sybil. Creole: The History and Legacy of Louisiana s Free People of Color Louisiana State University

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