Amber Color


Amber is vibrant, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with black. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #0040ff
Complementary Color #003fff
Color Shade: orange (44.94° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 50% (better contrasting with black)
Amber Color Sample
Amber Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ffbf00

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Amber Color. The Lepton Gold color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a lighter and more soft alternative called Gangsters Gold (#ffdd22) for more calm effect. Try Safety Yellow as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#003fff is the best complementary color to Amber. Cool blue shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #ffbf00 complementary color is Blue Ribbon, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Amber are #ff3f00 and #bfff00. Thus found on the left and right of #ffbf00 on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Vermilion and Lime colors as they work well with Amber.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Amber palette consists of #3f00ff and #00bfff colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#003fff). Try Blue and Cerulean colors in combination with #ffbf00, 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 #ffbf00 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. Thus Electric Violet and Bright Turquoise giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Amber contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Blue Ribbon, Malachite, and Purple Pizzazz split by 90° on the color wheel. #ffbf00 square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, cool blue and warm 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 tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#003fff) and two others. The Bright Turquoise is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Torch Red – 120° from the complementary Blue Ribbon. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #00ffbf and #ff003f.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ffbf00 is made of 57% red, 43% green and 0% blue. In a HSL mode Amber has a hue angle of 44.94°, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ffbf00 is made of 0% cyan, 25.1% magenta, 100% yellow and 0% black ink.

HEX #ffbf00
RGB Decimal rgb(255,191,0)
RGB Percentage 57%, 43%, 0%
CMYK 0, 25.1, 100, 0
HSL hsl(44.94,100%,50%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(44.94,100%,100%)
CIE-LAB lab(81.0279,10.3861,83.0357)
XYZ xyz(59.8708,58.5216,8.1403)