Desert sand (color)

Desert sand (color)

Desert Sand
    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]

Contents

  • Variations of desert sand 1
    • Sandy brown 1.1
    • Earth yellow 1.2
    • Sand 1.3
    • Desert 1.4
    • Sand dune (Drab) 1.5
    • Field drab 1.6
  • Desert sand in human culture 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

Variations of desert sand

Sandy brown

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[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

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[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

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[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

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%)
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)

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[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

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[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

Fashion

  • Earth yellow is a popular color for women’s handbags, as can be ascertained by entering the words "earth yellow" into Google Images.[20]

Interior design

  • The tones of desert sand are called desert colors because they suggest the colors of the landscape of and of the design of the Native American cultures of the Southwestern United States. The desert colors are widely used (with both tones of sky blue or turquoise and tones of maroon to complement them) in Southwest Design.[21]

Military


References

  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