Gold (color)

Gold, also called golden, is a color.

Gold (golden)
 
Common connotations
First place in a competition, wealth
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet#FFD700
HSV       (h, s, v)(51°, 100%, 100%)
sRGBB  (r, g, b)(255, 215, 0)
SourceX11
ISCC–NBS descriptorVivid yellow
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

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, or gold ground when describing a solid gold background. 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.