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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 fresh milk (specifically, the butterfat). This gives a yellow tone to otherwise-white milk at higher fat concentrations (so the colour of dairy cream could be considered partway between the colours of natural cow’s milk and butter). Cream is the pastel colour of yellow, much as pink is to red. By mixing yellow and white, cream can be produced.
|sRGBB (r, g, b)||(255, 253, 208)|
|HSV (h, s, v)||(57°, 18%, 100%)|
|CIELChuv (L, C, h)||(98, 33, 84°)|
|Source||Maerz and Paul|
|ISCC–NBS descriptor||Light yellow green|
|B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)|
The first recorded use of cream as a colour name in English was in 1590.