Platinum (color)

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Platinum crystals
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet #E5E4E2
sRGBB  (rgb) (229, 228, 226)
HSV       (h, s, v) (40°, 1%, 90%)
Source [1]/Maerz and Paul[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Platinum is a color that is the metallic tint of pale grayish-white resembling the metal platinum which ties pale celeste sky-blue.

The first recorded use of platinum as a color name in English was in 1918.[2]

Platinum in human culture[edit]


  • A platinum award is not as prestigious as a diamond award, but it is more prestigious than a gold, silver, or bronze award.

Credit Cards

1,000 cubic centimeters (one liter) of 99.9% pure platinum, worth approx. US$910,000 at 30 October 2009 prices.
  • A platinum credit card has a higher credit limit and a lower interest rate than a regular credit card; it is only available to someone with a good credit rating.



  • A married couple's 70th wedding anniversary is called their Platinum Anniversary. The 70th anniversary of any important event can be referred to as a Platinum Jubilee, although this term is seldom used.


  • a platinum album is an album whose sales figures have reached a certain amount. This threshold differs from market to market - in the United States, a platinum album is one that has sold at least 1,000,000 copies.


  1. ^ The color displayed in the color box above matches the color called platinum in the 1930 book by Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill; the color platinum is displayed on page 113, Plate 45, Color Sample A3.
  2. ^ Maerz and Paul A Dictionary of Color New York:1930 McGraw-Hill Page 202; Color Sample of Platinum: Page 113 Plate 45 Color Sample A3