Mustard (color)

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Hex triplet#FFDB58
SourceMaerz and Paul[1]
ISCC–NBS descriptorBrilliant yellow
A plaster wall painted a dark shade of mustard called "baby mustard"
A jar of mustard
A jar of mustard

Mustard is a dull/dark yellow color that resembles culinary mustard. It is similar to the color Flax.

The first recorded use of mustard as a color name in English was in 1886.[2]

In culture

  • The board game Cluedo has a mustard-colored pawn representing the character Colonel Mustard.
  • A mustard-colored belt is awarded to the winner of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, New York.
  • In the bandana code of the gay leather subculture, wearing a mustard-colored bandana means that one is a size queen.[3][4][5] However, the color called "mustard" in the bandana code is lighter than the mustard color shown above.

See also

  • List of colors


  1. The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called mustard in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill;the color mustard is displayed on page 45, Plate 11, Color Sample J4.
  2. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199; Color Sample of Mustard: Page 45 Plate 11 Color Sample J4
  3. Andrews, Vincent (2010), The Leatherboy Handbook, The Nazca Plains Corp., ISBN 978-1-61098-046-3 
  4. Hankycode on access date 2012-03-30
  5. Hankycode on access date 2010-03-30