Amaretto Color


Amaretto is pale, warm-toned shade of mid red. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with mid cyan, violet or mid green

Inverse Color #54909f
Complementary Color #609baa
Color Shade: mid red (12° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.35% (better contrasting with white)
Amaretto Color Sample
Amaretto Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ab6f60

If you're looking for a similar mid red shade, there are some better alternatives to Amaretto Color. The Raspberry Truffle color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a cool red bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Plum Blossom Dye (#b48a76) for more calm effect. Try Carmelite as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#609baa is the best complementary color to Amaretto. Mid cyan shades generally complement the mid red hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #ab6f60 complementary color is Hippie Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of red magenta, mid red, and orange colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Coral Tree are #aa6076 and #aa9460. Thus found on the left and right of #ab6f60 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Tapestry and Muesli colors as they work well with Amaretto.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amaretto palette consists of #6076aa and #60aa94 colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#609baa). Try Waikawa Gray and Silver Tree colors in combination with #ab6f60, 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 #ab6f60 offers a combination of mid blue and mid green shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Amaretto. Thus Deluge and Aqua Forest giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amaretto contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Hippie Blue, Chelsea Cucumber, and Wisteria split by 90° on the color wheel. #ab6f60 square combo is a palette of mid red, yellow green, mid cyan and violet 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. Amaretto tetradic combo consists of mid cyan complementary color (#609baa) and two others. The Aqua Forest is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Tapestry – 120° from the complementary Hippie Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #60aa6e and #aa609b.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ab6f60 is made of 45% red, 29% green and 25% blue. In a HSL mode Amaretto has a hue angle of 12°, a saturation of 30.86% and a lightness of 52.35%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ab6f60 is made of 0% cyan, 23.53% magenta, 29.41% yellow and 32.94% black ink.

HEX #ab6f60
RGB Decimal rgb(171,111,96)
RGB Percentage 45%, 29%, 25%
CMYK 0, 23.53, 29.41, 32.94
HSL hsl(12,30.86%,52.35%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(12,43.86%,67.06%)
CIE-LAB lab(52.8084,22.0119,18.1757)
XYZ xyz(24.5903,20.8713,13.7988)