Amber Brown Color


Amber Brown 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 #5999b9
Complementary Color #4685a6
Color Shade: warm red (20° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 46.27% (better contrasting with white)
Amber Brown Color Sample
Amber Brown Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #a66646

If you're looking for a similar warm red shade, there are some better alternatives to Amber Brown Color. The Burnt Caramel 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 soft alternative called Jute Brown (#815d40) for more calm effect. Try Limonite as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#4685a6 is the best complementary color to Amber Brown. 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 #a66646 complementary color is Steel Blue, 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 Cape Palliser are #a64656 and #a69646. Thus found on the left and right of #a66646 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Hippie Pink and Driftwood colors as they work well with Amber Brown.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amber Brown palette consists of #4656a6 and #46a696 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#4685a6). Try San Marino and Ocean Green colors in combination with #a66646, 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 #a66646 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 Amber Brown. Thus Royal Purple and Chateau Green giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amber Brown contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Steel Blue, Apple, and Vivid Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #a66646 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. Amber Brown tetradic combo consists of cool cyan complementary color (#4685a6) and two others. The Chateau Green is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Rouge – 120° from the complementary Steel Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #46a666 and #a64685.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #a66646 is made of 49% red, 30% green and 21% blue. In a HSL mode Amber Brown has a hue angle of 20°, a saturation of 40.68% and a lightness of 46.27%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #a66646 is made of 0% cyan, 25.1% magenta, 37.65% yellow and 34.9% black ink.

HEX #a66646
RGB Decimal rgb(166,102,70)
RGB Percentage 49%, 30%, 21%
CMYK 0, 25.1, 37.65, 34.9
HSL hsl(20,40.68%,46.27%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(20,57.83%,65.1%)
CIE-LAB lab(49.559,22.4598,28.7758)
XYZ xyz(21.5827,18.0519,8.1412)