Straw (colour)

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Large round bales of straw
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Hex triplet#E4D96F
SourceMaerz and Paul[1]
ISCC–NBS descriptorBrilliant greenish yellow

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.

The first recorded use of straw as a colour name in English was in 1589.[2]

Straw in nature

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
  • Straw-coloured fruit bat
  • Straw-coloured pygmy rice rat

See also

  • List of colours


  1. 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.
  2. 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