Sahara Color


Sahara is soft, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #485deb
Complementary Color #1428b7
Color Shade: warm yellow (52.27° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 39.8% (better contrasting with white)
Sahara Color Sample
Sahara Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #b7a214

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Sahara Color. The Retro Vibe color for instance is a lighter and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Loden Yellow (#b68b13) for more energetic effect. Try Chanterelle as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#1428b7 is the best complementary color to Sahara. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #b7a214 complementary color is Persian Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Sahara are #b75014 and #7ab714. Thus found on the left and right of #b7a214 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Fiery Orange and Lima colors as they work well with Sahara.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Sahara palette consists of #5014b7 and #147ab7 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#1428b7). Try Blue Gem and Denim colors in combination with #b7a214, 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 #b7a214 offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Sahara. Thus Seance and Mountain Meadow giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Sahara contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Persian Blue, Malachite, and Red Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #b7a214 square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm magenta 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 tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#1428b7) and two others. The Mountain Meadow is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Thunderbird – 120° from the complementary Persian Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #14b7a2 and #b71428.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #b7a214 is made of 50% red, 44% green and 5% blue. In a HSL mode Sahara has a hue angle of 52.27°, a saturation of 80.3% and a lightness of 39.8%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #b7a214 is made of 0% cyan, 8.23% magenta, 63.92% yellow and 28.24% black ink.

HEX #b7a214
RGB Decimal rgb(183,162,20)
RGB Percentage 50%, 44%, 5%
CMYK 0, 8.23, 63.92, 28.24
HSL hsl(52.27,80.3%,39.8%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(52.27,89.07%,71.76%)
CIE-LAB lab(66.4882,-5.6458,66.6003)
XYZ xyz(32.575,35.9584,5.8856)