Desert Sand
 
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Hex triplet#EDC9AF
sRGBB (r, g, b)(237, 201, 175)
HSV (h, s, v)(25°, 26%, 93%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(83, 34, 44°)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorPale orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Desert sand is a very light and very weakly saturated reddish yellow colour which corresponds specifically to the coloration of sand. It may also be regarded as a deep tone of beige.

Desert sand was used by General Motors, along with "rosewood", as a paint color for their early Cadillacs.

In 1998, desert sand was made into a Crayola crayon colour.[1][2]

Namibian sand dune
Namibian sand dune

The color shown at right matches the palest of the three colors in the 3-color Desert Camouflage Uniform of United States Armed Forces, which in 1990 began to replace the 6-color Desert Battle Dress Uniform.

Six Color Variations of Desert Sand

Sandy brown

Main article: Sandy brown (color)

Sandy Brown
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F4A460
sRGBB (r, g, b)(244, 164, 96)
HSV (h, s, v)(28°, 61%, 96%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(74, 81, 40°)
SourceX11
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The web color sandy brown is displayed at right.

As its name suggests, sandy brown is a shade of brown which is similar to the color of some sands.

Earth yellow

Earth Yellow
 
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Hex triplet#E1A95F
sRGBB (r, g, b)(225, 169, 95)
HSV (h, s, v)(34°, 58%, 88%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(73, 68, 51°)
SourceInternet
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color earth yellow is displayed at right.

Earth yellow is one of the twelve official camouflage colors of the United States Army.[3][4]

Sand

Sand
 
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Hex triplet#C2B280
sRGBB (r, g, b)(194, 178, 128)
HSV (h, s, v)(45°, 34%, 76%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(73, 39, 71°)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorGrayish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Sand is a color that resembles the color of beach sand. In fact, another name for this color is beach,[5] an alternate color name in use for this color since 1923.[6]

The first recorded use of sand as a color name in English was in 1627.[7]

The San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball currently use Sand as one of their team colors.

A sandy beach
A sandy beach

Desert

Desert
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#C19A6B
sRGBB (r, g, b)(193, 154, 107)
HSV (h, s, v)(33°, 45%, 76%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(66, 47, 52°)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorLight yellowish brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Desert is a color that resembles the color of the flat areas of a desert.

The first recorded use of desert as a color name in English was in 1920.[8]

Sand dune (Drab)

Sand Dune
 
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Hex triplet#967117
sRGBB (r, g, b)(150, 113, 23)
HSV (h, s, v)(43°, 85%, 59%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(50, 58, 58°)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate olive brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Sand dune is a color that resembles the color of a sand dune composed of dark colored sand.

Two other alternate names for this exact color are drab and mode beige,[9] in use, respectively, since 1686[10] and 1928.[11]

The first recorded use of sand dune as a color name in English was in 1925.[12]

Field drab

Field Drab
 
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Hex triplet#6C541E
sRGBB (r, g, b)(108, 84, 30)
HSV (h, s, v)(42°, 72%, 42%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h)(37, 38, 60°)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate olive brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color field drab is displayed at right.

Field drab is one of the twelve official camouflage colors of the United States Army.[3][4]

Desert sand in human culture

Fashion

Interior design

Military

References

  1. ^ Crayola crayon chronology:
  2. ^ Current Crayola crayon colors:
  3. ^ a b c Color, marking, and camouflage pattern painting for armament command equipment, United States Department of the Army, 1988
  4. ^ a b c The 12 official MERDC camouflage colors (color samples shown):
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 48
  6. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190
  7. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Sand: Page 49 Plate 13 Color Sample B2
  8. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 203; Color Sample of Desert: Page 47 Plate 12 Color Sample I7
  9. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 50
  10. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 194
  11. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199
  12. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 204; Color Sample of Sand Dune: Page 47 Plate 14 Color Sample B5
  13. ^ Google Images for "Southwest Design":

See also