Khaki (Persian, »dust- or earth-coloured«; English »Drab«), light fabric, formerly used by the British Indian Army, of colours which easily blend into the terrain, such as grey, greenish etc. Khaki is in widespread use.

In the CMYK colour model, khaki consists of 100 % yellow (spot colour) and 20 % black; the colour can be mixed accordingly, using single pigment colours yellow and black.

Mixed Pigment Colours


  • Theis: Khaki auf Baumwolle und anderen Textilstoffen (Berl. 1903)

Source: Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage 1905–1909

Model Paints