Amber Leaf Color


Amber Leaf is pale, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #45668e
Complementary Color #7091ba
Color Shade: orange (32.88° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 58.63% (better contrasting with white)
Amber Leaf Color Sample
Amber Leaf Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ba9971

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Amber Leaf Color. The Burnt Toffee color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Agrellan Earth (#a17c59) for more calm effect. Try Ancient Pottery as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#7091ba is the best complementary color to Amber Leaf. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #ba9971 complementary color is Ship Cove, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Teak are #ba7470 and #b6ba70. Thus found on the left and right of #ba9971 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Turkish Rose and Gimblet colors as they work well with Amber Leaf.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amber Leaf palette consists of #7470ba and #70b6ba colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#7091ba). Try Wild Blue Yonder and Neptune colors in combination with #ba9971, 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 #ba9971 offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Amber Leaf. Thus Wisteria and Silver Tree giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amber Leaf contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Ship Cove, Fern, and Fuchsia Pink split by 90° on the color wheel. #ba9971 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid 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 Leaf tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#7091ba) and two others. The Silver Tree is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Turkish Rose – 120° from the complementary Ship Cove. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #70ba99 and #ba7091.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ba9971 is made of 41% red, 34% green and 25% blue. In a HSL mode Amber Leaf has a hue angle of 32.88°, a saturation of 34.6% and a lightness of 58.63%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ba9971 is made of 0% cyan, 12.94% magenta, 28.63% yellow and 27.06% black ink.

HEX #ba9971
RGB Decimal rgb(186,153,113)
RGB Percentage 41%, 34%, 25%
CMYK 0, 12.94, 28.63, 27.06
HSL hsl(32.88,34.6%,58.63%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(32.88,39.25%,72.94%)
CIE-LAB lab(65.2897,6.6992,25.6366)
XYZ xyz(34.6216,34.4138,20.4406)