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Neutral Sand Color

HEX #AA9881 / RGB (170, 152, 129)

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What is Neutral Sand Color?

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Neutral Sand has the hex code #AA9881. The equivalent RGB values are (170, 152, 129), which means it is composed of 38% red, 34% green and 29% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:11 Y:24 K:33. In the HSV/HSB scale, Neutral Sand has a hue of 34°, 24% saturation and a brightness value of 67%.
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.

Neutral Sand color is not included in the web list and cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. However, Neutral Sand can be applied to web pages with its hex code, RGB and/or HSL values. Please note that the CMYK numbers listed on this page have been derived from the hexadecimal code using known formulae and are only approximates.

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Neutral Sand Color Codes

Hex Code#AA9881
RGB Values(170, 152, 129)
CMYK Values(0%, 11%, 24%, 33%)
HSV/HSB Values(34°, 24%, 67%)
Closest Web Safe#999999
Inverse Color#55677E [Dark Electric Blue]
Closest Pantone®7530 C
Closest RAL1019 [Grey beige]
Complementary Color#8193AA [Weldon Blue]
Neutral Sand Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#969696
Weighted Average (Most Common)#9B9B9B
Weighted Average (Luma)#9A9A9A
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#C5C5C5

Neutral Sand Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of AA9881. Complementary color is 8193AA

Complementary Palette

The complement of Neutral Sand is Weldon Blue with the hex code #8193AA. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #AA9881 color is offered by #8193AA. 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.

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Analogous color palette with (AA9881, A8AA81 and AA8481)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Neutral Sand (#AA9881) are Grullo (#A8AA81) and Burnished Brown (#AA8481). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Neutral 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.

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Split Complementary color palette with (AA9881, 81A8AA and 8481AA)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Neutral Sand (#AA9881) are #81A8AA (Pewter Blue) and #8481AA (Shadow Blue). 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.

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Triadic color palette with (AA9881, 81AA98 and 9881AA)

Triadic Palette

Neutral Sand triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #81AA98 (Morning Blue) and #9881AA (Deep Amethyst) along with #AA9881 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

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Tetradic color palette with (AA9881, 81AA98, 8193AA and AA8193)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Neutral Sand has four colors - #81AA98 (Morning Blue), #8193AA (Weldon Blue) and #AA8193 (English Lavender) in addition to the base color (#AA9881). 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.

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Square color palette with (AA9881, 81AA84, 8193AA and AA81A8)

Square Palette

Neutral Sand square color palette has #81AA84 (Morning Blue), #8193AA (Weldon Blue) and #AA81A8 (Opera 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.

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Rainbow color

Neutral Sand Color Rainbow Palette

Our Neutral 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.

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Tints, Tones & Shades of Neutral Sand Color


  • Transparent BBAD9ABBAD9A
  • Transparent C4B7A7C4B7A7
  • Transparent CCC1B3CCC1B3
  • Transparent D5CCC0D5CCC0
  • Transparent DDD6CDDDD6CD
  • Transparent E6E0D9E6E0D9
  • Transparent EEEAE6EEEAE6
  • Transparent F7F5F2F7F5F2


  • Transparent A29381A29381
  • Transparent 9D91819D9181
  • Transparent 998E81998E81
  • Transparent 958C81958C81
  • Transparent 918A80918A80
  • Transparent 8D87808D8780
  • Transparent 888580888580
  • Transparent 848280848280


  • Transparent 887A67887A67
  • Transparent 776A5A776A5A
  • Transparent 665B4D665B4D
  • Transparent 554C41554C41
  • Transparent 443D34443D34
  • Transparent 332E27332E27
  • Transparent 221E1A221E1A
  • Transparent 110F0D110F0D

Neutral Sand Color Patterns

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    Neutral Sand Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Neutral Sand Plaid Pattern

Neutral Sand Color Interior Ideas

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