Sand

Parameters:
HEX Triplet:
#c2b280
RGB:
194, 178, 128
CMYK:
0, 8, 34, 24
HSL:
45.5°, 35.1%, 63.1%
Closest colors:
in RGB:
Ecru
in PANTONE:
PANTONE 4525
in RAL Classic:
RAL 1002
in RAL Design:
RAL 080 70 30
in RAL Effect:
RAL 320-1
in NCS:
NCS S 2020-G80Y
What color is Sand? What are the examples of Sand color in everyday life? What looks best in Sand?
2023-05-31 Snargl 1 minute 42 seconds

What color is Sand?

Tank is parked in a desert area with a blue sky in the background
Woman with headphones on her head and a smile on her face
Man with long hair and a beard wearing a yellow jacket and chain around his neck and a blue shirt
Piece of lace on a wooden surface with a blurry background of the material and the lace is slightly visible
Woman in a futuristic suit with a gun in her hand and a sci - fi
Woman in a costume with a bat wings on her shoulder and a full moon in the background with clouds
Woman in a costume standing in front of a building with a sword in her hand and a helmet on her head
Painting of a truck in a city setting with a reflection of the truck in the water below it
Decorative bird figurine with a lemon in its beak
Sand is a natural material that consists of fine rock particles, organic by-products, and bio-organisms.

The color of sand depends on its mineral composition, weathering process, and location.

Sand can be white, red, orange, pink, purple, or any other hue, depending on the factors that influence its formation.

Here are some examples of sand colors and their origins:
  • White sand is usually composed of quartz, a very resistant mineral that does not change its color easily.
    White sand can also contain coral fragments, shells, or calcite, which are white or light-colored minerals.
    White sand is common in tropical and subtropical regions, where the climate is hot and humid.

  • Red sand is often rich in iron oxide, a reddish-brown mineral that forms when iron-bearing rocks are exposed to oxygen and water.
    Red sand can also contain feldspar, garnet, or other red minerals.
    Red sand is typical in arid and semi-arid regions, where the weathering is intense and the vegetation is sparse.

  • Orange sand is usually a mixture of red and yellow minerals, such as iron oxide and quartz.
    Orange sand can also contain clay, which gives it a more earthy tone.
    Orange sand is common in desert areas, where the wind and water erode the rocks and transport the sediments.

  • Pink sand is often composed of coral, shells, or calcite, which have a pinkish hue due to the presence of microscopic algae or bacteria.
    Pink sand can also contain quartz, feldspar, or other light-colored minerals.
    Pink sand is rare and can be found in some islands or coastal areas, where the marine organisms accumulate and form the sand.

  • Purple sand is usually a result of manganese, a dark purple mineral that forms when manganese-bearing rocks are weathered and oxidized.
    Purple sand can also contain quartz, feldspar, or other minerals that have traces of manganese.
    Purple sand is very rare and can be found in some volcanic or mountainous areas, where the manganese-rich rocks are exposed.

Sand is more than just a material that covers beaches and deserts.

It is a product of nature that tells a story of the Earth's history, diversity, and beauty.

Example of the palette with the Sand color

Picture with primary colors of Zinnwaldite, Black, Pastel brown, Bistre and Sand
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 8010-Y30R
NCS S 8505-R20B
NCS S 5010-G90Y
NCS S 8005-Y20R
NCS S 2020-G80Y
RAL Classic
RAL 8022
RAL 9005
RAL 8000
RAL 3007
RAL 1002
RAL Design
RAL 000 15 00
RAL 170 20 25
RAL 040 40 20
RAL 080 20 10
RAL 080 70 30

Example of the palette with the Sand color

Picture with primary colors of Floral white, Shadow, Cafe noir, Sand and Black
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 0804-Y10R
NCS S 4010-Y30R
NCS S 7010-Y50R
NCS S 2020-G80Y
NCS S 8505-R20B
RAL Classic
RAL 9010
RAL 6013
RAL 8016
RAL 1002
RAL 9005
RAL Design
RAL 360 92 05
RAL 080 50 20
RAL 050 20 16
RAL 080 70 30
RAL 170 20 25
RAL Effect
RAL 150-1
RAL 770-3
RAL 330-6
RAL 320-1
RAL 790-5

Example of the palette with the Sand color

Picture with primary colors of Cafe noir, Sand, Pastel brown, Smoky black and Umber
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 7010-Y50R
NCS S 2020-G80Y
NCS S 5010-G90Y
NCS S 9000-N
NCS S 6005-Y20R
RAL Classic
RAL 8016
RAL 1002
RAL 8000
RAL 9005
RAL 7013
RAL Design
RAL 050 20 16
RAL 080 70 30
RAL 040 40 20
RAL 170 20 20
RAL 020 30 10
Author:

What are the examples of Sand color in everyday life?

Jeep is parked in the desert near a sign that says one life on it's side and a desert landscape behind it. Color RGB 194,178,128.
Sand color example: Mouse is standing on its hind legs and looking at the camera

Example of the palette with the Sand color

Picture with primary colors of Pastel brown, Sand, Dark lava, Dark jungle green and Silver
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 5010-G90Y
NCS S 2020-G80Y
NCS S 7005-Y80R
NCS S 8005-B80G
NCS S 2005-R40B
RAL Classic
RAL 8000
RAL 1002
RAL 8014
RAL 8022
RAL 7044
RAL Design
RAL 040 40 20
RAL 080 70 30
RAL 050 20 10
RAL 160 20 20
RAL 000 75 00
Author:

What looks best in Sand?

Futuristic looking machine with a large yellow engine on it's side in a dark room with a circular window. Color RGB 194,178,128.
Two gold colored cables are connected to a tv remote control unit in front of a blurry background. Color RGB 194,178,128.
Sand color. Woman with red hair and a bra top standing in a field of hay bales
Sand color example: Large industrial machine is on a table in a room with blue walls

Example of the palette with the Sand color

Picture with primary colors of Black, Sand, Coffee, Bistre and Cafe au lait
Top 5 color shades of the illustration. Arranged in descending order of frequency of occurrence (first - more often, last - more rare).
See these colors in NCS, PANTONE, RAL palettes...
NCS (Natural Color System)
NCS S 8505-R20B
NCS S 2020-G80Y
NCS S 6020-Y10R
NCS S 8005-Y20R
NCS S 4010-Y30R
RAL Classic
RAL 9005
RAL 1002
RAL 8024
RAL 3007
RAL 1011
RAL Design
RAL 170 20 25
RAL 080 70 30
RAL 040 30 30
RAL 080 20 10
RAL 040 50 30
RAL Effect
RAL 790-5
RAL 320-1
RAL 320-6
RAL 790-5
RAL 330-1
Author:

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