Everything about the color Desert Sun

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A cross between orange and brown, desert sun is warm and welcoming without the youthful quality of tangerine or a brighter orange. Its hex code is #C98D26.


Easily pair it with nudes for a sophisticated palette or with reds for a provocative and daring color palette.

Unlike its close relative bright orange, the somber desert sun is not used to illustrate tropical settings. It is, however, used to create a luxurious feeling, often symbolizing wealth and wisdom. Like its name suggests, desert sun is also associated with the desert, warm, dry climates, and, of course, the captivating and mysterious ancient Egyptian culture.

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Information about Desert Sun / #C98D26

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #C98D26 is made of 78.8% red, 55.3% green and 14.9% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #C98D26 is made of 0% cyan, 30% magenta, 81% yellow and 21% black. Desert Sun has a hue angle of 37.9 degrees, a saturation of 68.2% and a lightness of 46.9%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #C98D26 has RGB values of R: 78.8, G: 55.3, B: 14.9 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.3, Y: 0.81, K:0.21.




RGB Decimal

201, 141, 38


RGB Percentage

78.8, 55.3, 14.9

rgb(78.8%, 55.3%, 14.9%)


0, 30, 81, 21


37.9°, 68.2, 46.9

hsl(37.9°, 68.2%, 46.9%)

HSV (or HSB)

37.9°, 81.1, 78.8

Web Safe




63.019, 14.212, 59.521


33.965, 31.61, 6.146


0.474, 0.441, 31.61


63.019, 61.194, 76.57


63.019, 49.298, 58.947


56.223, 12.644, 30.961


11001001, 10001101, 00100110

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