Straw (colour)

Large round bales of straw

Straw /ˈstrɔː/ is a colour, a tone of pale yellow, the colour of straw. The Latin word stramineus, with the same meaning, is often used in describing nature.

About these coordinates     Colour coordinates
Hex triplet#E4D96F
sRGBB  (rgb)(228, 217, 111)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 5, 51, 11)
HSV       (h, s, v)(54°, 51%, 89[1]%)
SourceMaerz and Paul[2]
ISCC–NBS descriptorBrilliant greenish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The first recorded use of straw as a colour name in English was in 1589.[3]

Straw in natureEdit

The name of the colour straw is used as an adjective in the names of birds and other animals with such colouring to describe their appearance, including:

Straw-headed bulbul
Straw-coloured fruit bat

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #E4D96F (Straw):
  2. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called straw in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color "straw" is displayed on page 43, Plate 10, Color Sample F2.
  3. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 205; Color Sample of Straw: Page 43 Plate 10 Color Sample F2