Named after the tree resin, amber is a bright, warm hue that sits between yellow and orange in the color wheel. It is a warmer, deeper, more golden shade of yellow, perfect for adding vibrant accents in designs.
Combine its warm tone with deep browns and reds, and you get a vivid, earthy palette. Alternatively, combine it with deep shades of green for a natural, autumn-inspired effect.
Amber is thought to symbolize and promote energy, confidence, and safety.
In English, the first recorded use of the term as a color name, rather than a reference to the specific substance, was in 1500.