ashen (adj.2) Look up ashen at Dictionary.com
"made of ash wood," c. 1300; see ash (n.2) + -en (2). Meaning "pertaining to the ash tree" is from 1560s.
ashen (adj.1) Look up ashen at Dictionary.com
"ash-colored, whitish-gray, deadly pale," 1807, from ash (n.1) + -en (2).