Sahara Dust Color


Sahara Dust is pale, warm-toned shade of cool red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with warm cyan, warm blue or warm green

Inverse Color #576764
Complementary Color #98a8a5
Color Shade: cool red (348.75° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 62.75% (better contrasting with white)
Sahara Dust Color Sample
Sahara Dust Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a8989b

If you're looking for a similar cool red shade, there are some better alternatives to Sahara Dust Color. The Tropical Orchid color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a red magenta bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Fig Fruit Mauve (#a98691) for more energetic effect. Try Pewter Mug as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#98a8a5 is the best complementary color to Sahara Dust. Warm cyan shades generally complement the cool red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #a8989b complementary color is Pewter, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm magenta, cool red, and warm red colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Dusty Gray are #a898a3 and #a89d98. Thus found on the left and right of #a8989b on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Shady Lady and Cloudy colors as they work well with Sahara Dust.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sahara Dust palette consists of #98a3a8 and #98a89d colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#98a8a5). Try Gray Chateau and Pewter colors in combination with #a8989b, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #a8989b offers a combination of cool blue and warm green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Sahara Dust. Thus Santas Gray and Bud giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sahara Dust contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Pewter, Bud, and Santas Gray split by 90° on the color wheel. #a8989b square combo is a palette of cool red, cool yellow, warm cyan and warm blue shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Sahara Dust tetradic combo consists of warm cyan complementary color (#98a8a5) and two others. The Bud is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Amethyst Smoke – 120° from the complementary Pewter. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #9ba898 and #a598a8.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a8989b is made of 35% red, 32% green and 33% blue. In a HSL mode Sahara Dust has a hue angle of 348.75°, a saturation of 8.42% and a lightness of 62.75%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a8989b is made of 0% cyan, 6.27% magenta, 5.1% yellow and 34.12% black ink.

HEX #a8989b
RGB Decimal rgb(168,152,155)
RGB Percentage 35%, 32%, 33%
CMYK 0, 6.27, 5.1, 34.12
HSL hsl(348.75,8.42%,62.75%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(348.75,9.52%,65.88%)
CIE-LAB lab(64.2805,6.4225,0.563)
XYZ xyz(33.2931,33.1479,35.6538)