Color 79 - Linen 79. Linen
HTML Hex for Linen is #FAF0E6

Linen is a web color that is a very pale orange color that resembles the color of linen. It is one of the original X11 colors. In ancient Egypt, white was connnected with the goddess Isis. The priests and priestesses of Isis dressed only in white linen, and it was used to wrap mummies. In English heraldry, white or silver signified brightness, purity, virtue, and innocence.

Linen fabrics have a high natural luster; their natural color ranges between shades of ivory, ecru, tan, or grey. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching. Linen typically has a thick and thin character with a crisp and textured feel to it, but it can range from stiff and rough, to soft and smooth.

As a symbol, white is the opposite of black, and often represents light in contrast with darkness. According to surveys in Europe and the United States, white is the color most often associated with innocence, perfection, the good, honesty, cleanliness, the beginning, the new, neutrality, lightness, and exactitude.

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