Sandstorm Color

HEX #C5B59F / RGB (197, 181, 159)

Desert Sand Storm

What is Sandstorm Color?

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Sandstorm has the hex code #C5B59F. The equivalent RGB values are (197, 181, 159), which means it is composed of 37% red, 34% green and 30% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:8 Y:19 K:23. In the HSV/HSB scale, Sandstorm has a hue of 35°, 19% saturation and a brightness value of 77%.
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.

Sandstorm is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in its hex, RGB or HSL values. Please also note that the sandstorm CMYK numbers mentioned on this page are only approximations and have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae.

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Sandstorm Color Codes

Hex Code#C5B59F
RGB Values(197, 181, 159)
CMYK Values(0%, 8%, 19%, 23%)
HSV/HSB Values(35°, 19%, 77%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC99
Inverse Color#3A4A60 [Police Blue]
Closest Pantone®453 C
Closest RAL7044 [Silk grey]
Complementary Color#9FAFC5 [Cadet Blue (Crayola)]
Sandstorm Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#B3B3B3
Weighted Average (Most Common)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Luma)#B7B7B7
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D5D5D5

Sandstorm Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of C5B59F. Complementary color is 9FAFC5

Complementary Palette

The complement of Sandstorm is Cadet Blue (Crayola) with the hex code #9FAFC5. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #C5B59F color is offered by #9FAFC5. 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 (C5B59F, C2C59F and C5A29F)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Sandstorm (#C5B59F) are Dark Vanilla (#C2C59F) and Tuscany (#C5A29F). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Sandstorm 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 (C5B59F, 9FC2C5 and A29FC5)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Sandstorm (#C5B59F) are #9FC2C5 (Opal) and #A29FC5 (Blue Bell). 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 (C5B59F, 9FC5B5 and B59FC5)

Triadic Palette

Sandstorm triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #9FC5B5 (Cambridge Blue) and #B59FC5 (Pastel Purple) along with #C5B59F 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 (C5B59F, 9FC5B5, 9FAFC5 and C59FAF)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Sandstorm has four colors - #9FC5B5 (Cambridge Blue), #9FAFC5 (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #C59FAF (Silver Pink) in addition to the base color (#C5B59F). 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 (C5B59F, 9FC5A2, 9FAFC5 and C59FC2)

Square Palette

Sandstorm square color palette has #9FC5A2 (Eton Blue), #9FAFC5 (Cadet Blue (Crayola)) and #C59FC2 (Lilac). 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

Sandstorm Color Rainbow Palette

Our Sandstorm 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 Sandstorm Color


  • Transparent D1C4B2D1C4B2
  • Transparent D6CBBCD6CBBC
  • Transparent DCD3C5DCD3C5
  • Transparent E2DACFE2DACF
  • Transparent E8E1D9E8E1D9
  • Transparent EEE9E2EEE9E2
  • Transparent F3F0ECF3F0EC
  • Transparent F9F8F5F9F8F5


  • Transparent B7AA99B7AA99
  • Transparent B0A596B0A596
  • Transparent A9A093A9A093
  • Transparent A39B90A39B90
  • Transparent 9C958C9C958C
  • Transparent 959089959089
  • Transparent 8E8B868E8B86
  • Transparent 878583878583


  • Transparent 9E917F9E917F
  • Transparent 8A7F6F8A7F6F
  • Transparent 766D5F766D5F
  • Transparent 635B50635B50
  • Transparent 4F48404F4840
  • Transparent 3B36303B3630
  • Transparent 272420272420
  • Transparent 141210141210

Sandstorm Color Patterns

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    Sandstorm Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Sandstorm Plaid Pattern

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