Everything you need to know about the color Gold

Gold, also known as golden, is a color.

Gold, named in honor of the precious metal, is the color of excellence, luxury, success, and triumph. It is inextricably linked to wealth, royalty, and of course, money. It can be a bit sociable and child-like depending on the way you use it and the colors you match it with. Consider seafoam and coral as an example. The gold hex code is #FFD700.

This Web color gold is often called golden to differentiate it from metallic gold. The usage for “golden” as a term for color in the traditional sense is frequently used in reference related to the color “metallic gold.”

The first documented use of gold as a color designation for color in English occurred in 1300 to refer to the mineral gold. The term “gold” as a color designation was first utilized in 1400 and 1423 to describe blonde hair.

Metallic gold, as used in paint, is usually referred to as goldtone or gold tone as well as gold ground when talking about the background of solid gold. In heraldry, the French word” or” is used. In model-building, gold is a color distinct from brass. The shiny or metallic sterling object may be coated using translucent yellow paint to create a goldtone. This is usually used to create the Christmas season.

As with most yellow and orange shades, gold is a great match with natural colors such as greens or blues. In design, it is often used in conjunction with black to create a striking and luxurious look. This combination is commonly employed in printing with techniques like foil stamping to enhance the look.


Information about Gold #FFD700

In an RGB color space (made of three different colored lights representing green, red, and blue), the hex code #FFD700 is composed of 100 percent red and 84.3 percent green, zero blue. In the CMYK color space (also called process color, also known as four colors and utilized for printing with color), Hex #FFD700 can be made of zero magenta, cyan, 16 100% yellow, and zero black. Gold has a saturation of 100%, a hue angle of 50.6 degrees, and a lightness of 50%.


Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #FFD700 comes with the RGB value of R 100. G. 84.3 and B = 0. CMYK values are C 0 0, M: 0.16, Y: 1 K:0.


HEX ffd700 #ffd700
RGB DECIMAL 255, 215, 0 rgb(255,215,0)
RGB PERCENTAGE 100, 84.3, 0 rgb(100%, 84.3%, 0%)
CMYK 0, 16, 100, 0
HSL 50.6deg, 100, 50 hsl(50.6deg, 100%, 50%)
HSV (OR HSB) 50.6deg, 100, 100
WEB SAFE ffcc00 #ffcc00
CIE-LAB 86.931, -1.924, 87.132
XYZ 65.544, 69.865, 10.033
XYY 0.451, 0.48, 69.865
CIE-LCH 86.931, 87.153, 91.265
CIE-LUV 86.931, 35.5, 92.085
HUNTER-LAB 83.585, -1.866, 48.644
BINARY 11111111, 11010111, 00000000


Gold (metallic gold)

Below is the representation of the color of metallic gold (the color that is commonly referred to by the name of the color of gold) that is a recreation of the color of the actual metal gold itself, a gold shade.

The color’s source is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary Color names (1955) A color dictionary that is used by collectors of stamps to determine the colors of stamps. Check out the samples of color Gold (Color Example Gold (T) #84) shown on the web page.


Metallic gold
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D4AF37
sRGB (r, g, b) (212, 175, 55)
HSV (h, s, v) (46°, 74%, 83%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (73, 76, 65°)
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong yellow

Web color gold in comparison to metallic gold

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the metallic gold color as “A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow.”

The primary visual impression that’s usually associated with material gold can be described as its shiny appearance. It’s not possible to replicate this effect with an ordinary solid color since the shine effect is due to the metal’s reflective brightness, which varies with the angle of the surface with respect to that light source.

This is the reason in art it is common to use metallic paints that sparkle with the appearance of real gold. A solid color similar to the cell in the box next to it doesn’t visually “read” as gold. Particularly in sacral art in Christian churches Real the real gold (as gold leaf) was used to render paints with gold, e.g. to create the the halo that surrounded saints. The gold can also be weaved into silk sheets for the appearance of an East Asian traditional look.

Contemporary styles of art, e.g., art new included the use of shiny, metallic gold. However, the metallic look of these paints was achieved by using fine aluminum pigment and powder instead of real gold.


Shades of gold


Golden Yellow can be described as the hue that lies halfway in between amber and yellow on the RGB color wheel. It’s a color that’s 87.5 percent yellow and 12.5 percent red.

The first documented use for gold yellow as a color code within English was in 1597. 

Golden Yellow is one of the colors used by Golden Yellow, which is one of the colors used by United States Air Force as well as Ultramarine Blue.


Golden yellow
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFDF00
sRGBB (r, g, b) (255, 223, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (52°, 100%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (89, 100, 73°)
Source [2]/Maerz and Paul
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid yellow


The old gold is an intense darker yellow that differs from the heavy olive or olive brown to deep or intense yellow. The most commonly used color for old gold is darker, rather than the lighter side of the spectrum.

The first time that we have seen the old metal for a color code to refer to color in English began in the 19th century’s early years (exact date uncertain). Colors that are the official color of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Inc., which was established on December 4 1907, include black as well as old gold. This is the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity founded on November 7, 1907; its official colors are royal violet as well as old gold. The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity’s colors are garnet and old gold.

Maroon and old gold are the colors used by Texas State University‘s intercollegiate sports teams. They are also known as the Old Gold along with black, are the official colors of the Purdue University Boilermakers intercollegiate teams. It is believed that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets previously wore the colors of white and older gold (now named Tech Gold). They are the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, UCF Knights, as well as Vanderbilt Commodores, which have worn black, old gold and. Their UAB Blazers team colors are Forest Green and Old Gold. It is reported that the New Orleans Saints identify their official team colors as black old gold, black as well as white. Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. An association football club located in England and traditionally sports traditional black and gold uniforms and old gold.


Old gold
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CFB53B
sRGBB (r, g, b) (207, 181, 59)
HSV (h, s, v) (49°, 71%, 81%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (74, 74, 72°)
Source [1]/Maerz and Paul[4]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong yellow


Golden poppy refers to a tone of gold which represents the hue of California poppy, the official state flower of California, the Golden State. The first documented use for the golden poppy as a color designation in English was in 1927.


Golden poppy
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FCC200
sRGBB (r, g, b) (252, 194, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (46°, 100%, 99%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (81, 98, 60°)
Source [3]/Maerz and Paul
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid yellow


Pale gold


Gold (Crayola)
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E6BE8A
sRGBB (r, g, b) (230, 190, 138)
HSV (h, s, v) (34°, 40%, 90%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (79, 50, 54°)
Source Crayola
ISCC–NBS descriptor Moderate orange yellow



This is a Crayola crayon color that was created in the year 1990.


    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFCC33
sRGBB (r, g, b) (255, 204, 51)
HSV (h, s, v) (45°, 80%, 100%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (84, 93, 63°)
Source Crayola
ISCC–NBS descriptor Vivid yellow


Harvest gold

The color was initially referred to as harvest in the 1920s.

The first time that we saw the word “harvest” in the context of a color code for a color in English came in 1923.

It was also a typical color used on the metal surface (including automobiles and appliances for the home) and an apricot shade of avocado throughout the entire period of the 1970s. Both were the most popular colors in shag carpets. Both shades (as for shag carpets) were out of fashion at the beginning of the 1980s.


Harvest gold
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DA9100
sRGBB (r, g, b) (218, 145, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (40°, 100%, 85%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (66, 90, 47°)
Source Crayola/Maerz and Paul[16]
ISCC–NBS descriptor Deep orange yellow


Web color goldenrod.

The color of goldenrod is an image of the color of a few of the darker gold-colored goldenrod flowers. The first time we heard the term “goldenrod” in the context of a color code in English was in 1915.


    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DAA520
sRGBB (r, g, b) (218, 165, 32)
HSV (h, s, v) (43°, 85%, 85%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (71, 83, 58°)
Source X11
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong yellow


The first time that we have heard of the term “golden brown” in the context of a color code for a color in English was in 1891. Golden brown is frequently used by recipes for the preferred color for properly baked and fried dishes.


Golden brown
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #996515
sRGBB (r, g, b) (153, 101, 21)
HSV (h, s, v) (36°, 86%, 60%)
CIELChuv (L, C, h) (47, 61, 46°)
ISCC–NBS descriptor Strong yellowish brown



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