Desert Sand

HEX #EDC9AF / RGB (237, 201, 175)

Message bottle lying on sand

What is Desert Sand Color?

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Desert Sand has the hex code #EDC9AF. The equivalent RGB values are (237, 201, 175), which means it is composed of 39% red, 33% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:15 Y:26 K:7. In the HSV/HSB scale, Desert Sand has a hue of 25°, 26% saturation and a brightness value of 93%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Desert sand can be of varied colors. The one displayed on this page comes from Crayola and was formulated in 1998. This pale orange color can be applied to web pages via HTML and/or CSS with the hex, RGB, HSB or CMYk color values.

Desert Sand Color Codes

Hex Code#EDC9AF
RGB Values(237, 201, 175)
CMYK Values(0%, 15%, 26%, 7%)
HSV/HSB Values(25°, 26%, 93%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC99
Inverse Color#123650 [Space Cadet]
Closest Pantone®489 C
Closest RAL1015 [Light ivory]
Complementary Color#AFD3ED [Pale Cornflower Blue]
Desert Sand Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#CCCCCC
Weighted Average (Most Common)#D1D1D1
Weighted Average (Luma)#CFCFCF
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E1E1E1

Desert Sand Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of EDC9AF. Complementary color is AFD3ED

Complementary Palette

The complement of Desert Sand is Pale Cornflower Blue with the hex code #AFD3ED. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #EDC9AF color is offered by #AFD3ED. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (EDC9AF, EDE8AF and EDAFB4)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Desert Sand (#EDC9AF) are Pale Goldenrod (#EDE8AF) and Pale Chestnut (#EDAFB4). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Desert Sand with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (EDC9AF, AFEDE8 and AFB4ED)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Desert Sand (#EDC9AF) are #AFEDE8 (Pale Blue) and #AFB4ED (Maximum Blue Purple). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (EDC9AF, AFEDC9 and C9AFED)

Triadic Palette

Desert Sand triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AFEDC9 (Magic Mint) and #C9AFED (Bright Ube) along with #EDC9AF create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (EDC9AF, AFEDC9, AFD3ED and EDAFD3)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Desert Sand has four colors - #AFEDC9 (Magic Mint), #AFD3ED (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #EDAFD3 (Thistle (Crayola)) in addition to the base color (#EDC9AF). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (EDC9AF, B4EDAF, AFD3ED and E8AFED)

Square Palette

Desert Sand square color palette has #B4EDAF (Celadon), #AFD3ED (Pale Cornflower Blue) and #E8AFED (Mauve). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Desert Sand Color Rainbow Palette

Our Desert Sand rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Desert Sand Color


  • Transparent F1D4BF#F1D4BF
  • Transparent F2D9C7#F2D9C7
  • Transparent F4DFCF#F4DFCF
  • Transparent F6E4D7#F6E4D7
  • Transparent F8E9DF#F8E9DF
  • Transparent FAEFE7#FAEFE7
  • Transparent FBF4EF#FBF4EF
  • Transparent FDFAF7#FDFAF7


  • Transparent D7BAA6#D7BAA6
  • Transparent CCB3A1#CCB3A1
  • Transparent C1AC9C#C1AC9C
  • Transparent B7A598#B7A598
  • Transparent AC9D93#AC9D93
  • Transparent A1968E#A1968E
  • Transparent 968F89#968F89
  • Transparent 8B8785#8B8785


  • Transparent BEA18C#BEA18C
  • Transparent A68D7B#A68D7B
  • Transparent 8E7969#8E7969
  • Transparent 776558#776558
  • Transparent 5F5046#5F5046
  • Transparent 473C35#473C35
  • Transparent 2F2823#2F2823
  • Transparent 181412#181412

Desert Sand Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Desert Sand Plaid Pattern

Desert Sand Color Interior Ideas

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