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Gold Color

HEX #FFD700 / RGB (255, 215, 0)

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What is Gold Color?

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Gold has the hex code #FFD700. The equivalent RGB values are (255, 215, 0), which means it is composed of 54% red, 46% green and 0% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:16 Y:100 K:0. In the HSV/HSB scale, Gold has a hue of 51°, 100% saturation and a brightness value of 100%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

The gold color of the web colors list is almost exactly between yellow and orange in the RGB wheel. It can be used in HTML and CSS code with its name in addition to the hex, RGB, CMYK and HSB values.

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Gold Color Codes

Hex Code#FFD700
RGB Values(255, 215, 0)
CMYK Values(0%, 16%, 100%, 0%)
HSV/HSB Values(51°, 100%, 100%)
Closest Web Safe#FFCC00
Inverse Color#0028FF [Blue (RYB)]
Closest Pantone®Yellow 012 C
Closest RAL2007 [Luminous b't orange]
Complementary Color#0028FF [Blue (RYB)]
Gold Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#9D9D9D
Weighted Average (Most Common)#CBCBCB
Weighted Average (Luma)#D0D0D0
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#E1E1E1

Gold Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of FFD700. Complementary color is 0028FF

Complementary Palette

The complement of Gold is Blue (RYB) with the hex code #0028FF. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #FFD700 color is offered by #0028FF. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

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Analogous color palette with (FFD700, A8FF00 and FF5700)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Gold (#FFD700) are Spring Bud (#A8FF00) and Orange (Pantone) (#FF5700). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Gold with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

FFD700 A8FF00 FF5700
Split Complementary color palette with (FFD700, 00A8FF and 5700FF)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Gold (#FFD700) are #00A8FF (Vivid Cerulean) and #5700FF (Electric Indigo). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

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Triadic color palette with (FFD700, 00FFD7 and D700FF)

Triadic Palette

Gold triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #00FFD7 (Sea Green (Crayola)) and #D700FF (Phlox) along with #FFD700 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

FFD700 00FFD7 D700FF
Tetradic color palette with (FFD700, 00FFD7, 0028FF and FF0028)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Gold has four colors - #00FFD7 (Sea Green (Crayola)), #0028FF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF0028 (Ruddy) in addition to the base color (#FFD700). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

FFD700 00FFD7 0028FF FF0028
Square color palette with (FFD700, 00FF58, 0028FF and FF00A8)

Square Palette

Gold square color palette has #00FF58 (Guppie Green), #0028FF (Blue (RYB)) and #FF00A8 (Fashion Fuchsia). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

FFD700 00FF58 0028FF FF00A8
Rainbow color

Gold Color Rainbow Palette

Our Gold rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

FFD900 4BFF00 00FF90 0094FF 4700FF FF00DC FF0002

Tints, Tones & Shades of Gold Color


  • Transparent FFDF33FFDF33
  • Transparent FFE34DFFE34D
  • Transparent FFE766FFE766
  • Transparent FFEB80FFEB80
  • Transparent FFEF99FFEF99
  • Transparent FFF3B3FFF3B3
  • Transparent FFF7CCFFF7CC
  • Transparent FFFBE6FFFBE6


  • Transparent E6C61AE6C61A
  • Transparent D9BD26D9BD26
  • Transparent CCB433CCB433
  • Transparent C0AC40C0AC40
  • Transparent B3A34DB3A34D
  • Transparent A69A5AA69A5A
  • Transparent 999166999166
  • Transparent 8D89738D8973


  • Transparent CCAC00CCAC00
  • Transparent B39700B39700
  • Transparent 998100998100
  • Transparent 806C00806C00
  • Transparent 665600665600
  • Transparent 4D41004D4100
  • Transparent 332B00332B00
  • Transparent 1A16001A1600

Gold Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Gold Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Gold Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Gold Plaid Pattern

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