Desert sand (color)

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
 
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#EDC9AF
sRGBB  (rgb)(237, 201, 175)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 15, 26, 7)
HSV       (h, s, v)(25°, 26%, 93%)
SourceCrayola
ISCC–NBS descriptorPale orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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 SandEdit

Sandy brownEdit

Sandy Brown
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#F4A460
sRGBB  (rgb)(244, 164, 96)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 33, 61, 4)
HSV       (h, s, v)(28°, 61%, 96[3]%)
SourceX11
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate orange
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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 yellowEdit

Earth Yellow
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#E1A95F
sRGBB  (rgb)(225, 169, 95)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 25, 58, 12)
HSV       (h, s, v)(34°, 58%, 88[4]%)
SourceInternet
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate orange yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color earth yellow is displayed at right.

Earth yellow is one of the twelve official camouflage colors of the United States Army.[5][6]

SandEdit

Sand
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#C2B280
sRGBB  (rgb)(194, 178, 128)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 8, 34, 24)
HSV       (h, s, v)(45°, 34%, 76[7]%)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorGrayish yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Sand is a color that resembles the color of beach sand. In fact, another name for this color is beach,[8] an alternate color name in use for this color since 1923.[9]

The first recorded use of sand as a color name in English was in 1627.[10]

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

 
A sandy beach

DesertEdit

Desert
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#C19A6B
sRGBB  (rgb)(193, 154, 107)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 20, 45, 24)
HSV       (h, s, v)(33°, 45%, 76%)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorLight yellowish brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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.[11]

Sand dune (Drab)Edit

Sand Dune
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#967117
sRGBB  (rgb)(150, 113, 23)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 24, 85, 41)
HSV       (h, s, v)(43°, 85%, 59%)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate olive brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

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,[12] in use, respectively, since 1686[13] and 1928.[14]

The first recorded use of sand dune as a color name in English was in 1925.[15]

Field drabEdit

Field Drab
 
      Color coordinates
Hex triplet#6C541E
sRGBB  (rgb)(108, 84, 30)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(0, 22, 72, 57)
HSV       (h, s, v)(42°, 72%, 42[16]%)
SourceISCC-NBS
ISCC–NBS descriptorModerate olive brown
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color field drab is displayed at right.

Field drab is one of the twelve official camouflage colors of the United States Army.[5][6]

Desert sand in human cultureEdit

Fashion

Interior design

Military

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crayola crayon chronology:
  2. ^ Current Crayola crayon colors:
  3. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #F4A460 (Sandy Brown):
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #E1A95F (Earth Yellow):
  5. ^ a b c Color, marking, and camouflage pattern painting for armament command equipment, United States Department of the Army, 1988
  6. ^ a b c The 12 official MERDC camouflage colors (color samples shown):
  7. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C2B280 (Sand):
  8. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 48
  9. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 50
  13. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 194
  14. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #6C541E (Field Drab):
  17. ^ Earth yellow handbags found on Google images (continue down subsequent pages):
  18. ^ Google Images for "Southwest Design":

See alsoEdit