Talk:Desert sand (color)

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RGB code provided is exactly the same one given in the article written for "Ecru"[edit]

When I discovered this, I decided to go to the source used for these colors -- ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955) -- but it did not really help me understand why the two codes are the same. So, I went searching through the web and it appears that these two colors are synonymous to some, but up until now, I was unaware of this. Would it be possible to have someone either find a source that provides a distinct RGB code to these two colors and if it does not exist, could someone make mention that these two colors are the same in both the Wikipedia article for "Ecru" and this one here? (I have not made the request on the "Ecru" page because it appears to be a stub and hasn't been updated since 2012.) Emerald Evergreen 18:12, 5 September 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lisa Beck (talkcontribs)

Objection to proposed deletion of article on the color desert sand[edit]

The primary reason the article on the so-called color Zinnwaldite was deleted was because no one could prove that “Zinnwaldite” had ever been used as an actual color name. The color Desert, now referred to Desert Sand, is an actual color name that has been in use since 1920. The color just happens to be almost identical to the former color that was called Zinnwaldite in Wikipedia but was deleted because the article was found to have no references proving that "Zinnwaldite" was ever used as actual color name . There is only a very tiny difference in the color codes of the so-called color Zinnwaldite (#EBC2AF; rgb 235, 194, 175) and the actual color Desert Sand (#EDC9AF; rgb 237, 201, 175). Thus, anything that could have been said about the so-called “color” Zinnwadite (if it were an actual color name), can be said about the color Desert Sand. But "Desert Sand" is a real, actual color name, overcoming the primary objection that led to the deletion of the previous article. Therefore, there is no reason to delete this article and I am removing the proposed deletion tag. Keraunos (talk) 06:53, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Rewrite of article[edit]

I added four new colors and rewrote the article to emphasize the use of the color in desert camouflage. Keraunos (talk) 17:42, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:45, 13 April 2011 (UTC) 

Merge Camel and Fallow into Desert[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section. A summary of the conclusions reached follows.
Time to close discussion: no consensus for merge, see also Talk:Camel (color). -- P 1 9 9   16:24, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

There are two other colours with the exact same coordinates as Desert. It's redundant to have them separate. As Desert is already part of the Desert Sand set, I suggest deleting both Camel and Fallow, and modifying the Desert entry to reflect that Camel and Fallow are two alternate names, as is done elsewhere in the same article. -Tajik24 (talk) 08:32, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Object - These colors are taken from the ISCC-NBS color list, which provides an insufficient number of centroids (color samples) to indicate the various colors, so colors that are different in printed sample books are mistakenly shown as being the same color when they are really different colors. If you want to merge the colors Camel and Fallow, they should be merged to different places. Fallow could be merged with Variations of brown but Camel should be kept separate. Keraunos (talk) 18:01, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.