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Desert Sand
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #EDC9AF
RGBB (r, g, b) (237, 201, 175)
HSV (h, s, v) (25°, 26%, 93%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Desert sand is a color which resembles the color of desert sand. It may be regarded as a deep shade of beige.

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

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

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Variations of desert sand

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Sandy brown

Sandy Brown
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #F4A460
RGBB (r, g, b) (244, 164, 96)
HSV (h, s, v) (28°, 61%, 96[5]%)
Source X11
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
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #E1A95F
RGBB (r, g, b) (225, 169, 95)
HSV (h, s, v) (34°, 58%, 88[6]%)
Source Internet
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. [7][8]


Sand

Sand
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C2B280
RGBB (r, g, b) (194, 178, 128)
HSV (h, s, v) (45°, 34%, 76[9]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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 [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 source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Sand (color sample #90).

Desert

Desert
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #C19A6B
RGBB (r, g, b) (193, 154, 107)
HSV (h, s, v) (33°, 44%, 76[13]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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. [14]

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
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #967117
RGBB (r, g, b) (150, 113, 23)
HSV (h, s, v) (43°, 85%, 59[15]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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 [16], in use, respectively, since 1686 [17] and 1928. [18]

The first recorded use of sand dune as a color name in English was in 1925. [19]


Field drab

Field Drab
About these coordinates About these coordinates
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #6C541E
RGBB (r, g, b) (108, 84, 30)
HSV (h, s, v) (42°, 72%, 42[20]%)
Source ISCC-NBS
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. [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

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. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C19A6B (Desert):
  14. ^ 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
  15. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #967117 (Sand Dune)(Drab):
  16. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 50
  17. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 194
  18. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 199
  19. ^ 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
  20. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #6C541E (Field Drab):
  21. ^ Earth yellow handbags found on Google images (continue down subsequent pages):

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