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    Default the differences between white and off-white

    Who can tell me the differences?
    So is the expression as "light yellow" and "yellowish".
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    Off-white is a light beige- it is not a pure white.

    Light yellow is a gentle colour, and yelowish implies it is not pure yellow, but close.

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    Default Re: the differences between white and off-white

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Who can tell me the differences?
    So is the expression as "light yellow" and "yellowish".
    TKS!
    According to color experts, whites can tend toward blue, gray, brown or yellow. Any of these deviations can produce an off-white, and they would all be slightly different.

    Light yellow would be a pale shade of yellow. Yellow-ish could apply to failntl yellow or could be added to another color to make a combination, such as yellowish green.

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