Desert sand (color)

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Desert SandHow to read this color infobox
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%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Desert sand is a brilliant tan color which resembles the color of desert sand. It may also be regarded as a deep tone of beige.

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

The color shown at right matches the palest of the three colors in the 3-color Desert Camouflage Uniform of United States armed forces,[3] which in 1990 began to replace the 6-color Desert Battle Dress Uniform.[4]

Variations of desert sand[edit]

Sandy brown[edit]

Main article: Sandy brown
Sandy BrownHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     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[5]%)
Source X11
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 yellow[edit]

Earth YellowHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     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[6]%)
Source Internet
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.[7][8]


Sand[edit]

SandHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     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[9]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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,[10] an alternate color name in use for this color since 1923.[11]

The first recorded use of sand as a color name in English was in 1627.[12]

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

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Sand (color sample #90).

Desert[edit]

DesertHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     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%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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.[13]

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Sand (color sample #76).


Sand dune (Drab)[edit]

Sand DuneHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     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[14]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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,[15] in use, respectively, since 1686[16] and 1928.[17]

The first recorded use of sand dune as a color name in English was in 1925.[18]


Field drab[edit]

Field DrabHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     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[19]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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.[7][8]

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Field Drab (color sample #95)


Desert sand in human culture[edit]

Fashion

Interior design

Military


References[edit]

  1. ^ Crayola crayon chronology:
  2. ^ Current Crayola crayon colors:
  3. ^ Three Color Desert Camouflage Pattern (go halfway down the web page):
  4. ^ Six Color Desert Camouflage Pattern (go two-thirds of the way down the web page):
  5. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #F4A460 (Sandy Brown):
  6. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #E1A95F (Earth Yellow):
  7. ^ a b c Color, marking, and camouflage pattern painting for armament command equipment, United States Department of the Army, 1988 
  8. ^ a b c The 12 official MERDC camouflage colors (color samples shown):
  9. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C2B280 (Sand):
  10. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 48
  11. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 190
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ 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
  14. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #967117 (Sand Dune)(Drab):
  15. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 50
  16. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 194
  17. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199
  18. ^ 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
  19. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #6C541E (Field Drab):
  20. ^ Earth yellow handbags found on Google images (continue down subsequent pages):
  21. ^ Google Images for "Southwest Design":

See also[edit]