Burning Sand Color


Burning Sand is calm, warm-toned shade of warm red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool cyan, cool magenta or cool green

Inverse Color #266c89
Complementary Color #75bcd9
Color Shade: warm red (17.58° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 65.69% (better contrasting with white)
Burning Sand Color Sample
Burning Sand Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #d99376

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Burning Sand Color. The Reikland Fleshshade Gloss color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a mid red bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Serape (#d88b4d) for more energetic effect. Try Japonica as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#75bcd9 is the best complementary color to Burning Sand. Cool cyan shades generally complement the warm red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #d99376 complementary color is Viking, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of cool red, warm red, and warm yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Burning Sand are #d9758a and #d9c475. Thus found on the left and right of #d99376 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Charm and Tacha colors as they work well with Burning Sand.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Burning Sand palette consists of #758ad9 and #75d9c4 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#75bcd9). Try Chetwode Blue and Bermuda colors in combination with #d99376, 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 #d99376 offers a combination of warm blue and cool green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Burning Sand. Thus Medium Purple and Pastel Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Burning Sand contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Viking, Pastel Green, and Lavender split by 90° on the color wheel. #d99376 square combo is a palette of warm red, warm green, cool cyan and cool 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. Burning Sand tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#75bcd9) and two others. The Pastel Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Orchid – 120° from the complementary Viking. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #75d993 and #d975bb.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #d99376 is made of 45% red, 30% green and 24% blue. In a HSL mode Burning Sand has a hue angle of 17.58°, a saturation of 56.57% and a lightness of 65.69%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #d99376 is made of 0% cyan, 27.45% magenta, 38.83% yellow and 14.9% black ink.

HEX #d99376
RGB Decimal rgb(217,147,118)
RGB Percentage 45%, 30%, 24%
CMYK 0, 27.45, 38.83, 14.9
HSL hsl(17.58,56.57%,65.69%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(17.58,45.62%,85.1%)
CIE-LAB lab(67.2223,23.0828,26.0622)
XYZ xyz(42.319,36.9272,22.0367)