Gold (color)

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Gold (golden)How to read this color infobox
GoldNuggetUSGOV.jpg
Common connotations
First place in a competition, wealth
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFD700
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 215, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 16, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (51°, 100%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
A gold nugget
The mask of Tutankhamun is made of gold.

Gold, also called golden, is one of a variety of yellow-orange color blends used to give the impression of the color of the element gold.

The web color gold is sometimes referred to as golden 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 "metallic gold" (shown below).

The first recorded use of golden as a color name in English was in 1300 to refer to the element gold and in 1423 to refer to blond hair.[1]

Metallic gold, such as in paint, is often called goldtone or gold-tone. In heraldry, the French word or is used.[2] In model building, the color gold is different from brass. A shiny or metallic silvertone object can be painted with transparent yellow to obtain goldtone, something often done with Christmas decorations.

Metallic gold[edit]

Gold (metallic gold)[edit]

Metallic GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #D4AF37
sRGBB  (rgb) (212, 175, 55)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (18, 28, 94, 1)
HSV       (h, s, v) (46°, 74%, 83%)
Source ISCC NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed a representation of the color metallic gold (the color traditionally known as gold) which is a simulation of the color of the actual metallic element gold itself—gold shade.

The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955), a color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps—See color sample of the color Gold (Color Sample Gold (T) #84) displayed on indicated web page:[3]

The first recorded use of gold as a color name in English was in the year 1400.[1]

Web color gold vs. metallic gold[edit]

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

Of course, the visual sensation usually associated with the metal gold is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material's reflective brightness varying with the surface's angle to the light source.

This is why, in art, a metallic paint that glitters in an approximation of real gold would be used; a solid color like that of the cell displayed in the box to the right does not aesthetically "read" as gold. Especially in sacral art in Christian churches, real gold (as gold leaf) was used for rendering gold in paintings, e.g. for the halo of saints. Gold can also be woven into sheets of silk to give an East Asian traditional look.

More recent art styles, e.g. art nouveau, also made use of a metallic, shining gold; however, the metallic finish of such paints was added using fine aluminum powder and pigment rather than actual gold.

Shades of gold[edit]

Pale gold[edit]

Gold (Crayola)How to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E6BE8A
sRGBB  (rgb) (230, 190, 138)
HSV       (h, s, v) (34°, 40%, 90%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color pale gold is displayed at right.

This has been the color called gold in Crayola crayons since 1958.

Golden yellow[edit]

"Gold-yellow" redirects here. For the food coloring, see gold yellow.
"Yellow-gold" redirects here. For the precious metal, see yellow gold.
Golden YellowHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFDF00
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 223, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 12, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (52.5°, 100%, 100%)
Source [1]/Maerz and Paul
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Golden yellow is the color halfway between amber and yellow on the RGB color wheel. It is a color that is 87.5% yellow and 12.5% red.

The first recorded use of golden yellow as a color name in English was in the year 1597.[4]

Sunglow[edit]

SunglowHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFCC33
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 204, 51)
HSV       (h, s, v) (50°, 99%, 98%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color sunglow is displayed at right.

This is a Crayola crayon color formulated in 1990.

Golden poppy[edit]

Golden PoppyHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FCC200
sRGBB  (rgb) (252, 194, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 3, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (47°, 98%, 97%)
Source [2]/Maerz and Paul
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Golden poppy is a tone of gold that is the color of the California poppy—the official state flower of California—the Golden State.

The first recorded use of golden poppy as a color name in English was in 1927.[5]


California (UC Berkeley) Gold[edit]

UC Berkeley GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #b78727
sRGBB  (rgb) (183, 135, 39)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 26, 79, 29)
HSV       (h, s, v) (40°, 78.7%, 71.8%)
Source UC Berkeley[6]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

This is a shade of gold identified by the University of California, Berkeley in their graphic style guide for use in on-screen representations of the gold color in the university's seal. For print media, the guide recommends to, "[u]se Pantone 874 metallic or Pantone 139 yellow and 540 or 294 blue".[6]

Cal Poly Pomona gold[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C6930A
sRGBB  (rgb) (198, 147, 10)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 27.5, 100, 8.5)
HSV       (h, s, v) (44°, 94.9%, 77.6%)
Source [3]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Cal Poly Pomona gold is one of the two the official colors of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). The official university colors are green (PMS 349) and gold (PMS 131). The Cal Poly Pomona Office of Public Affairs created the Cal Poly Pomona colors for web development and has technical guidelines, copyright and privacy protection; as well as logos and images that developers are asked to follow in the University's Guidelines for using official Cal Poly Pomona logos. If web developers are using gold on a university website, they are encouraged to use Cal Poly Pomona gold. It is notable for its prominent use representing Cal Poly Pomona's athletic teams, the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos.

UCLA Gold[edit]

UCLA GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FFB300
sRGBB  (rgb) (254, 187, 54)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 29, 91, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (42.1°, 100%, 100%)
Source UCLA[7]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color was approved by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Chancellor in March 2004. This is a shade of gold identified by the university for use in their printed publications.

MU Gold[edit]

MU GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #F1B82D
sRGBB  (rgb) (241, 184, 45)
HSV       (h, s, v) (43°, 81%, 95%)
Source [4]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

MU Gold is used by the University of Missouri as the official school color along with black. Mizzou Identity Standards designated the color for web development as well as logos and images that developers are asked to follow in the University's Guidelines for using official Mizzou logos.[8]

Harvest gold[edit]

Harvest GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DA9100
sRGBB  (rgb) (218, 145, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 34, 100, 15)
HSV       (h, s, v) (40°, 100%, 86[9]%)
Source Crayola/Maerz and Paul[10]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

The color harvest gold is displayed at right.

This color was originally called harvest in the 1920s.

The first recorded use of harvest as a color name in English was in 1923.[11]

Harvest gold was a common color for metal surfaces (including automobiles and household appliances), as well as the color avocado, during the whole decade of the 1970s. They were both also popular colors for shag carpets. Both colors (as well as shag carpets) went out of style by the early 1980s

Goldenrod[edit]

Main article: Goldenrod (color)
GoldenrodHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #DAA520
sRGBB  (rgb) (218, 165, 32)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 24, 85, 15)
HSV       (h, s, v) (43°, 85%, 85%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Displayed at right is the web color goldenrod.

The color goldenrod is a representation of the color of some of the deeper gold colored goldenrod flowers.

The first recorded use of goldenrod as a color name in English was in 1915.[12]

Old gold[edit]

Main article: Old Gold
Old GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CFB53B
sRGBB  (rgb) (207, 181, 59)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 13, 71, 19)
HSV       (h, s, v) (49°, 71%, 81%)
Source [5]/Maerz and Paul[13]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Old gold is a dark yellow, which varies from heavy olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. The widely accepted color old gold is on the darker rather than the lighter side of this range.

The first recorded use of old gold as a color name in English was in the early 19th century (exact year uncertain).[14] The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's colors are Garnet and Old Gold. Old Gold is one of two official colors of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

Maroon and old gold are the colors of Texas State University's intercollegiate sports teams. Old gold and black are the team colors of Purdue University Boilermakers intercollegiate sports teams. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wear white and old gold. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons, UCF Knights, and Vanderbilt Commodores wear old gold and black. The New Orleans Saints list their official team colors as black, old gold and white.

Vegas gold[edit]

Vegas GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C5B358
sRGBB  (rgb) (197, 179, 88)
HSV       (h, s, v) (50°, 55%, 77%)
Source [6]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color Vegas gold.

Vegas gold, rendered within narrow limits, is associated with the glamorous casinos and hotels of the Las Vegas Strip, United States.

Vegas gold is one of the official athletic colors for the Boston College Eagles, Colorado Buffaloes, Pittsburgh Panthers, South Florida Bulls, UAB Blazers, Pittsburgh Penguins (formerly yellow), and the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Satin sheen gold[edit]

Satin Sheen GoldHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #CBA135
sRGBB  (rgb) (203, 161, 53)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 21, 74, 20)
HSV       (h, s, v) (49°, 74%, 76%)
Source [7][15][16][17]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color satin sheen gold. This is the name of the color of the Starfleet command personnel uniform worn by Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise in the TV show and movies Star Trek.[16][17][18]


Golden brown[edit]

Golden BrownHow to read this color infobox
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #996515
sRGBB  (rgb) (153, 101, 21)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, , , 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (51°, 37%, 47%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

At right is displayed the color golden brown.

The first recorded use of golden brown as a color name in English was in the year 1891.[19] Golden brown is commonly referenced in recipes as the desired color of properly baked foods.

Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of golden brown (color sample #74)(matches color called golden brown in A Dictionary of Colorby Maerz and Paul):

Golden in nature[edit]

Protista

Plants

Animals

Golden in human culture[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Art[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • The highest award for achievement in many fields is called the Gold medal.

Business[edit]

Cosmetology[edit]

  • Blonde hair in women (or sometimes men) is sometimes referred to poetically as golden. It is estimated by geneticists that the gene for blonde hair originated about 3000 BC in the area now known as Lithuania among the recently arrived Proto-Indo-European settlers of the area (Lithuania is still the country that has the highest percentage of people with blonde hair); it is thought the gene spread quickly through sexual selection into Scandinavia when that area was settled because men found women with blonde hair attractive.[21][22]

Culture[edit]

  • A past era during which the highest quality art was produced or in mythology during which humans were believed to have lived a Utopian lifestyle, is called a golden age.

Drugs[edit]

Exploration[edit]

Fables[edit]

Food[edit]

Gemstones[edit]

  • South Sea Pearls, which have historically been cultured in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, in the countries of Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Northern Australia but mostly attributed to the former thalassocratic Sultanate of Sulu[24] have a gold colored variety from the Pinctada maxima Pearl oyster. This golden pearl is the national gemstone of the Philippines.[25] This can now be manufactured in the laboratory at a much lower cost.[26]

Geography[edit]

Gerontology[edit]

History[edit]

Interior design[edit]

The Queen's bedchamber in the Versailles Palace.

Law[edit]

Legend[edit]

Literature[edit]

Magic[edit]

Marriage[edit]

  • The 50th wedding anniversary is called the Golden Anniversary and one is expected to give gifts made of gold to a couple celebrating that anniversary. By extension, the 50th anniversary of any important event is called the golden jubilee.

Military[edit]

  • The Gold Star Mothers Club is a club in the United States to provide support for mothers that have lost sons or daughters in military combat.

Music[edit]

Mythology[edit]

Panelology[edit]

Parapsychology[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Politics[edit]

Professions[edit]

  • A person who attains notoriety at a young age in a their chosen profession is called a golden boy or a golden girl.

Religion[edit]

Role playing games[edit]

Sorority colors[edit]

Sororities which use gold as an official color include:

Sports[edit]

State decorations[edit]

Surnames[edit]

  • Gold (or names containing the word Gold) is a common surname among people of Jewish ancestry of European ancestry (Ashkenazi Jews).

Vexillology[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  1. ^ a b Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195
  2. ^ Friar, Stephen, ed. (1987). "A New Dictionary of Heraldry". London: Alphabooks/A&C Black. p. 343. ISBN 0 906670 44 6. 
  3. ^ "Retsof online version of ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Colo(u)r Names - Ga through Gz". Tx4.us. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 195; Color sample of golden yellow: Page 43--Plate 10 Color Sample L7
  5. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; Color Sample: golden poppy Page 41 Plate 9 Color Sample L12
  6. ^ a b "Graphic Style Guide" (PDF). University of California, Berkeley, University Relations Department. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  7. ^ "UCLA Color Palette" (PDF). University of California, Los Angeles, Graphic Identity Program. September 2004. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  8. ^ "MU Colors". Mizzou Identity Standards. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  9. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #DA9100 (Harvest Gold):
  10. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called harvest in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color harvest is displayed on page 47, Plate 12, Color Sample H9.
  11. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; Color Sample of Harvest: Page 47 Plate 12 Color Sample H9
  12. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 196; Color Sample of Goldenrod: Page 43 Plate 10 Color Sample L5
  13. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called old gold in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color old gold is displayed on page 51, Plate 14, Color Sample K5.
  14. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 200; Color Sample of Old Gold Page 51 Plate 14 Color Sample K5
  15. ^ Picture of Captain Kirk commanding the Starship Enterprise:
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  18. ^ Photo of Captain Kirk:
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  46. ^ Flag of the Byzantine Empire: