Original Gold

HEX #E4BB40 / RGB (228, 187, 64)

Gold stone

What is Original Gold Color?

Original Gold (Hex code: E4BB40) Thumbnail

Original Gold has the hex code #E4BB40. The equivalent RGB values are (228, 187, 64), which means it is composed of 48% red, 39% green and 13% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:0 M:18 Y:72 K:11. In the HSV/HSB scale, Original Gold has a hue of 45°, 72% saturation and a brightness value of 89%.
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.

Original Gold is not part of the web colors list and, therefore, cannot be used by name in HTML and CSS code. The best way to apply the color to a web page is to put in the hex, RGB and/or HSL values. Please also note that the CMYK numbers mentioned on this page have been calculated from the hex code using well-known formulae and are only approximations.

Original Gold Color Codes

Hex Code#E4BB40
RGB Values(228, 187, 64)
CMYK Values(0%, 18%, 72%, 11%)
HSV/HSB Values(45°, 72%, 89%)
Closest Web Safe#CCCC33
Inverse Color#1B44BF [Denim Blue]
Closest Pantone®142 C
Closest RAL1017 [Saffron yellow]
Complementary Color#4069E4 [Royal Blue]
Original Gold Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#A0A0A0
Weighted Average (Most Common)#BABABA
Weighted Average (Luma)#BBBBBB
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#D7D7D7

Original Gold Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of E4BB40. Complementary color is 4069E4

Complementary Palette

The complement of Original Gold is Royal Blue with the hex code #4069E4. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #E4BB40 color is offered by #4069E4. 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.

Analogous color palette with (E4BB40, BBE440 and E46940)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Original Gold (#E4BB40) are June Bud (#BBE440) and Medium Vermilion (#E46940). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Original 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.

Split Complementary color palette with (E4BB40, 40BBE4 and 6940E4)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Original Gold (#E4BB40) are #40BBE4 (Picton Blue) and #6940E4 (Majorelle Blue). 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.

Triadic color palette with (E4BB40, 40E4BB and BB40E4)

Triadic Palette

Original Gold triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #40E4BB (Turquoise) and #BB40E4 (Medium Orchid) along with #E4BB40 create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (E4BB40, 40E4BB, 4069E4 and E44069)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Original Gold has four colors - #40E4BB (Turquoise), #4069E4 (Royal Blue) and #E44069 (Paradise Pink) in addition to the base color (#E4BB40). 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.

Square color palette with (E4BB40, 40E469, 4069E4 and E440BB)

Square Palette

Original Gold square color palette has #40E469 (UFO Green), #4069E4 (Royal Blue) and #E440BB (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.

Rainbow color

Original Gold Color Rainbow Palette

Our Original 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.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Original Gold Color


  • Transparent E9C966#E9C966
  • Transparent ECCF79#ECCF79
  • Transparent EFD68C#EFD68C
  • Transparent F2DDA0#F2DDA0
  • Transparent F4E4B3#F4E4B3
  • Transparent F7EBC6#F7EBC6
  • Transparent FAF1D9#FAF1D9
  • Transparent FCF8EC#FCF8EC


  • Transparent D0AF4D#D0AF4D
  • Transparent C6A953#C6A953
  • Transparent BCA35A#BCA35A
  • Transparent B29E60#B29E60
  • Transparent A89866#A89866
  • Transparent 9E926D#9E926D
  • Transparent 948C73#948C73
  • Transparent 8A867A#8A867A


  • Transparent B69633#B69633
  • Transparent A0832D#A0832D
  • Transparent 897026#897026
  • Transparent 725E20#725E20
  • Transparent 5B4B1A#5B4B1A
  • Transparent 443813#443813
  • Transparent 2E250D#2E250D
  • Transparent 171306#171306

Original Gold Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Original Gold Plaid Pattern

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