Metallic Gold has the hex code #D4AF37. The equivalent RGB values are (212, 175, 55), which means it is composed of
48% red, 40% green and 12% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:17 Y:74 K:17. In the HSV/HSB scale, Metallic Gold has a hue of 46°, 74% saturation and a brightness value of 83%. 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 metallic gold displayed on this page is a moderate dark yellow color. As you can understand, a single and "flat" color can never replicate the shine of a metallic color. In traditional painting and art, gold leaf was used instead of a single color. Similarly, in digital art, you can consider using a gradient of colors for metallic gold effect, especially the shine and reflectiveness. The color can be applied to web pages with HTML and/or CSS via its hex, RGB, CMYk or HSB color codes.
The complement of Metallic Gold is Royal Blue with the hex code #375CD4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #D4AF37 color is offered by #375CD4. 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.
The analogous colors of Metallic Gold (#D4AF37) are Android Green (#ABD437) and Medium Vermilion (#D46137). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Metallic 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.
As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Metallic Gold (#D4AF37) are #37ABD4 (Maximum Blue) and #6137D4 (Iris). 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.
Metallic Gold triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #37D4AF (Eucalyptus) and #AF37D4 (Dark Orchid) along with #D4AF37 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.
The tetradic palette of Metallic Gold has four colors - #37D4AF (Eucalyptus), #375CD4 (Royal Blue) and #D4375C (Cerise) in addition to the base color (#D4AF37). 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.
Metallic Gold square color palette has #37D461 (UFO Green), #375CD4 (Royal Blue) and #D437AB (Frostbite). 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.
Metallic Gold Color Rainbow Palette
Our Metallic 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.