But what is amber color and how can you incorporate it into your graphic design work? Read on to discover all the magic that surrounds the amber color.
Amber Color Code
Amber is halfway between yellow and orange on the color wheel. The amber color code is #ffbf00. In an RGB color space, it is 100% red, 74.9% green, and 0% blue. While in a CMYK color space, it is 0% cyan, 25.1% magenta, 100% yellow, and 0% black. It has a 44.9 degree hue angle, 100% saturation, and 50% brightness. Amber has RGB values of R: 255, G: 191, B: 0 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.25, Y: 1, K: 0. Its decimal value is 16760576.
What does the Amber color Represent?
The riddle of this rich Color is associated with amber itself, a fossilized tree resin and one of the oldest gemstones people know of, dating back to the Paleolithic era. This is where it gets its color name from. Amber comes in around 300 shades and is often used in jewelry and luxury items. In ancient times, amber was used in amulets believed to have healing powers, with ancient historians describing amber as a “liquid produced by the rays of the sun”.
So if you are wondering what is the meaning of amber color, it is used to evoke feelings of warmth, creativity, intuition, and increased physical and mental energy. Given its ancient reputation, it is associated with possessing healing energy that will dispel negative feelings.
In the design, the amber color represents happiness, confidence, radiance, energy and optimism. It exudes a mysterious and charismatic feel and is associated with the sun, beauty and even traffic lights. If your favorite color is amber, you love nature and are fun, bold, creative, spontaneous, and friendly.
What colors go with amber?
Now that we’ve covered the meaning of the color amber, it’s time to think about how to use it in design and what colors it pairs well with.
The complementary color palette is a vibrant combination made up of two opposite colors in the color spectrum. Here the amber color is called the baseand blue (#003fff) is its complementary color, called the compliment.
Separate Complementary Colors:
The split complementary color palette is made up of three colors. Here, the base is associated with the two colors on either side of the complementary color (#003fff): Capri (#00bfff) and Electric Ultramarine (#3f00ff).
The analog color palette is usually very visually pleasing, as it is made up of three colors side by side on the color wheel. The palette is made with the two secondary colors adjacent to the base, and are: Bitter Lime (#bfff00) and Red-Orange (#ff3f00).
Triadic color harmony combines three colors evenly spaced (120°) and forms a triangle on the color wheel. These colors will look amazing as amber accents and highlights. The two colors associated with the amber color are Sea-green (#00ffbf) and Electric purple (#bf00ff).
The tetradic color palette is made up of four colors evenly spaced (90°) on the color wheel. It’s a vibrant and versatile scheme that works best with one dominant color. The colors associated with amber are: Sea-Green (#00ffbf), Blue (#003fff) and Electric Crimson (#ff003f).
Monochromatic schemes are derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints. To create a monochromatic amber color palette, combine the following: Supernova (#ffc708), Candlelight (#ffcf10), Banana (#ffe829) and Daffodil (#fff031).
Amber vs. other colors
Other colors closely related to amber include: Selective Yellow (#fcbc00), Web Orange (#fcbc00), Paris Daisy (#ffff78), Lemon (#fffb3c). Generally speaking, you will find that shades of orange are also visually similar to amber.
If you’re trying to figure out how to make amber by mixing paints, you’ll need to take yellow and orange. Since amber is a tertiary color, it is obtained by mixing a primary color (Yellow) and a secondary color (orange). Below you will see how bright yellow differs from the amber hue when mixed with orange, giving it its yellow-orange hue.
Amber color palette Ideas
Whether you’re trying to create a sweet amber color palette or just add amber color accents to your interior design projects, this vibrant hue is sure to liven up your creative work.
Tenderness color palette: match amber color with Gardenia (#ffb95a), Flavescent (#FFE68F), Peach-Orange (#FEC98F), Caramel (#FEDD9E) and Deep Saffron (#FF922B) for a soft sensation.
For life color palette: For an energetic palette, combine amber with royal blue (#3950DD), Han Blue (#3676D1), Dark Pastel Green (#03C03C), Mango Tango (#FF8439), Philippine Gold (#B36C00) and Dark Gunmetal (#1F2528).
Thanksgiving Celebration color palette: To design a sophisticated Thanksgiving palette, combine the amber color with Dark Pastel Red (#C1311C), Burgundy (#8000200), Dark Gold (#A26B35), Seal Brown (#623004) and Olive green (#bab86c).
Create fantastic photos using this color
Now that you know all about this fun color, it’s time to start designing.
If you are designing for the web:
1) Open the Picsart web editor and start a new project.
2) Select a canvas size by clicking Provision in the left toolbar of the editor. Here we went with an Instagram story.
3) Click Background in the left toolbar and select Colorthen enter the hexadecimal color code of amber (#ffbf00). Now you have an amber color background for an Instagram story. Let’s design it more.
4) You can customize your edit by adding Stickers, Text, and more. Here we added a sticker overlay, blended it and added a subtitle sticker.
We blended the sticker a bit to make it more seamless with the amber background.
Then add a caption sticker or use the Text tool to write your own text in a shade similar to amber.
5) When finished, click Export to upload your final edit. In this step, you can also select the file format, scale the image, etc.
If you are designing on mobile:
1. Open the Picsart app and tap the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the screen to start your design. Scroll to Drawings and select Create a new.
2) Select the amber color using the color wheel or just type the items mentioned above amber color code (#ffbf00) to create your warm amber background. Tap the tick at the top to save.
3) Now it’s time to add some fun design elements. Tap the Sticker in the bottom toolbar of the editor and search for stickers for your design.
4) Customize your design further by adding Text and Filters (fx) to your edit.
5) And when you’re done with your edit, don’t forget to upload and/or share your edit with the Picsart community.
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