Gold (color)

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A gold nugget

Gold or golden is a yellowish orange color, that is a bit like the color of the metal gold.

The web color gold (shown at right) is sometimes referred to as golden in order to distinguish it from the color metallic gold. The use of gold as a color term in traditional usage is more often applied to the color "gold (metallic)" (shown below). The first recorded use of golden as a color name in English was in the year 1300 to refer to the element gold and in 1423 to refer to blonde hair.[1]

Meaning of gold[change | change source]

  • Gold represents accomplishment, as when an athlete wins a Gold Medal at the Olympics or when a musician makes a Gold Record (a record that sells at least 1,000,000 copies).

Tones of golden color comparison chart[change | change source]

Old Lace (web color) (Hex: #FDF5E6) (RGB: 253, 245, 230)
Linen (web color) (Hex: #FAF0E6) (RGB: 250, 240, 230)
Cornsilk (web color) (Hex: #FFF8DC) (RGB: 255, 248, 220)
Beige (web color) (Hex: #F5F5DC) (RGB: 245, 245, 220)
Cream (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FFFDD0) (RGB: 255, 253, 208)
Lemon Chiffon (web color) (Hex: #FFFACD) (RGB: 255, 250, 205
Blond (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #FAF0BE) (RGB: 250, 240, 190)
Pale Goldenrod (web color) (Hex: #EEE8AA) (RGB: 238, 232, 170)
Wheat (web color) (Hex: #F5DEB3) (RGB: 245, 222, 179)
Light Candlelight (Candlelight Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #FEEF61) (RGB: 254, 239, 97)
Maize (Corn) (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FBEC5D) (RGB: 251, 236, 93)
Lemon Peel (Hex: #FDE910) (RGB: 253, 233, 16)
Jasmine (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #F8DE7E) (RGB: 248, 222, 126)
Jonquil (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #FADA5E) (RGB: 250, 218, 94)
Dandelion (Crayola) (Hex: #FED85D) (RGB: 254, 216, 93)
Mustard (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FFDB58) (RGB: 255, 219, 88)
Medium Goldenrod (Crayola Goldenrod) (Hex: #FCD667) (RGB: 252, 214, 103)
Candlelight (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #FCD917) (RGB: 252, 217, 23)
Golden Yellow (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FFDF00) (RGB: 255, 223, 0)
School Bus Yellow (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #FFD800) (RGB: 255, 216, 0)
GOLDEN (web color GOLD) (Hex: #FFD700) (RGB: 255, 215, 0)
Light California Gold (California Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #FFD230) (RGB: 255, 210, 48)
Sunglow (Crayola) (Hex: #FFCC33) (RGB: 255, 204, 51)
Tangerine Yellow (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #FFCC00) (RGB: 255, 204, 0)
Saffron (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #F4C430) (RGB: 244, 196, 48)
Golden Poppy (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FCC200) (RGB: 252, 194, 0)
Amber (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #FFBF00) (RGB: 255, 191, 0)
Selective Yellow (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #FFBA00) (RGB: 255, 186, 0)
MU Gold (University of Missouri ) (Hex: #F1B82D) (RGB: 241, 184, 45)
Macaroni and Cheese (Crayola) (Hex: #FFB79B) (RGB: 255, 185, 123)
Sandy Brown (web color) (Hex: #F4A460) (RGB: 244, 164, 96)
Desert Sand (Crayola) (Hex: #EDC9AF) (RGB: 237, 201, 175)
Pale Gold (Gold (Crayola)) (Hex: #E6BE8A) (RGB: 230, 190, 138)
Light Buddha Gold (Buddha Gold Light (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #E4D430) (RGB: 228, 212, 48)
Inca Gold (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #E3A857) (RGB: 227, 168, 87)
Bright California Gold (California (Xona.com color list)) (Hex: #FE9D04) (RGB: 254, 157, 4)
Earth Yellow (U.S. Army Camouflage color)) (Hex: #E1A95F) (RGB: 225, 169, 95)
Brass (PerBang.dk) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #C3A368) (RGB: 195, 163, 104)
Aztec Gold (Crayola Silver Swirls) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #C39953) (RGB: 195, 153, 83)
California Gold (S.F. 49ers 1990s color) (49ers) (Hex: #A98F64) (RGB: 169, 143, 100)
Vegas Gold (PerBang.dk) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #C5B356) (RGB: 197, 179, 88)
Old Gold (PerBang.dk) (www.99colors.net) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #CFB53B) (RGB: 207, 181, 59)
Gold (metallic) (ISCC-NBS) (Maerz & Paul) (Hex: #D4AF37) (RGB: 212, 175, 55)
Goldenrod (web color) (Hex: #DAA520) (RGB: 218, 165, 32)
Satin Sheen Gold (PerBang.dk) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #CBA135) (RGB: 203, 161, 53)
Buddha Gold (Xona.com color list) (Hex: #C1A004) (RGB: 193, 160, 4)
Cal Poly Pomona Gold (CPP) (Hex: #C6930A) (RGB: 198, 147, 10)
UC Gold (University of California) (Hex: #B78727) (RGB: 183, 135, 39)
Peru (web color) (Hex: #CD853F) (RGB: 205, 133, 63)
Rose Gold (Hex: #B76E79) (RGB: 183, 110, 121)
Burnt Sienna (PerBang.dk) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #E97451) (RGB: 233, 16, 81)
Ochre (PerBang.dk) (www.99colors.net) (Hex: #CC7722) (RGB: 204, 119, 34)
Pirate Gold (Resene color list) (Hex: #BA7827) (RGB: 186, 120, 42)
Dark Goldenrod (web color) (Hex: #b8860B) (RGB: 184, 134, 11)
Metallic Sunburst (Crayola Metallic FX-2001) (Hex: #9C7C3B) (RGB: 156, 114, 56)
Gold Fusion (Crayola Metallic FX-2001) (Hex: #85754E) (RGB: 133, 117, 78)
Sandy Taupe (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #967117) (RGB: 150, 113, 23)
Golden Brown (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #996515) (RGB: 153, 101, 21)
Raw Umber (ISCC-NBS) (Hex: #734A12) (RGB: 115, 74, 18)



References[change | change source]

  1. Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195

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