- Amber (color)
Amber is an orange-yellow color that got its name from the material known as amber. Due to this, amber can refer not to one but to a series of shades of orange, since the natural material varies from nearly yellow when newer to orange or reddish-orange when older.
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FF7E00 RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 126, 0) HSV (h, s, v) (30°, 100%, 100%) Source CIECD B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
Amber is one of several technically-defined colors used in automotive signal lamps. In North America, SAE International standard J578 governs the colorimetry of vehicle lights, while outside North America the internationalized European ECE regulations hold force. Both standards designate a range of orange and yellow hues in the CIE color space as "amber". In the past, the ECE amber definition was more restrictive than the SAE definition, but the current ECE definition is identical to the more permissive SAE standard. The SAE formally uses the term "yellow amber", though the color is most often referred to as "yellow". This is not the same as selective yellow, a color used in some fog lamps and headlamps.
Previously, ECE amber was defined according to the 1968 Convention on Road Traffic, as follows:
Limit towards green Limit towards red Limit towards white
Recent revisions to the ECE regulations have aligned ECE Amber with SAE Yellow, defined as follows:
Limit towards green Limit towards red Limit towards white
The entirety of these definitions lie outside the gamut of the sRGB color space — such a pure color cannot be represented using RGB primaries. The color box shown above is a desaturated approximation, created by taking the centroid of the standard definition and moving it towards the D65 white point, until it meets the sRGB gamut triangle.
Amber in culture
- An AMBER Alert is a child abduction alert bulletin in the United States and Canada, as well as other countries, issued upon the suspected abduction of a child.
- The original Amber Room in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg was a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Due to its singular beauty, it was sometimes dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World.
- Amber is a color worn by English Football Clubs Hull City AFC, Bradford City AFC, Barnet FC and Cambridge United FC. The color is also worn by the Scottish football club Motherwell FC, as well as many other sports clubs around the world.
- ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930--McGraw Hill Page 189; Color Sample of Amber: Page 43 Plate 10 Color Sample J3
- ^ SAE J578: Color Specification
- ^ ECE R6
- ^ ECE Convention on Road Traffic, 1968, p. 60
Shades of orange
- UNECE Regulation No. 6: Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Direction Indicators for Motor Vehicles and their Trailers (E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.5/Rev.4)
- UNECE Regulation No. 48: Uniform Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with Regard to the Installation of Lighting and Light-Signalling Devices (E/ECE/324-E/ECE/TRANS/505/Rev.1/Add.47/Rev.3/Amend.2)
Amber Apricot Atomic tangerine Bittersweet Brown Burnt orange Carrot orange Champagne Coral Dark salmon Deep carrot orange ECE/SAE Amber Flame Gamboge Gold Gold (metallic) International orange Lion Mahogany Old gold Orange Orange (web) Orange-red Orange peel Papaya whip Peach Peach-orange Peach-yellow Persian orange Portland Orange Princeton orange Pumpkin Rust Safety orange Salmon Satin sheen gold Sunset Tangelo Tangerine Tea rose Tenné Tomato Vermilion The samples shown above are only indicative.Shades of yellow Amber Apricot Beige Buff Cream Dark goldenrod Ecru Gold Gold (metallic) Goldenrod Green-yellow Jasmine Jonquil Khaki Lemon chiffon Lime Lion Maize Mikado yellow Naples yellow Navajo white Olive Papaya whip Saffron School bus yellow Selective yellow Stil de grain yellow Sunglow Vanilla Yellow The samples shown above are only indicative.
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