Gold (color)

Gold (color)
Gold (golden)
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #FFD700
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 215, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (51°, 100%, 100%)
Source X11
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
A gold nugget
The mask of Tutankhamun is made of gold

Gold, also called golden, is one of a variety of orange-yellow color blends used to give the impression of the color of the element gold.

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. 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.

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Variations

Gold (metallic gold)

Metallic Gold
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #D4AF37
RGBB (r, g, b) (212, 175, 55)
HSV (h, s, v) (46°, 74%, 83%)
Source ISCC NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed a representation of the color metallic gold (the color traditionally known as gold) which is a simulation of the color of the actual metallic element gold itself—gold shade.

The source of this color is the ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955), a color dictionary used by stamp collectors to identify the colors of stamps—See color sample of the color Gold (Color Sample Gold (T) #84) displayed on indicated web page:[2]

The distinctive sheen of a metallic color cannot be indicated on a computer screen, as the web color display process has no mechanism for indicating metallic or fluorescent colors.

The first recorded use of gold as a color name in English was in the year 1400.[1]

Web color gold vs. metallic gold

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the color metallic gold as "A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow."

Of course, the visual sensation usually associated with the metal gold is its metallic shine. This cannot be reproduced by a simple solid color, because the shiny effect is due to the material's reflective brightness varying with the surface's angle to the light source.

This is why, in art, a metallic paint that glitters in an approximation of real gold would be used; a solid color like that of the cell displayed in the box to the right does not aesthetically "read" as gold. Especially in sacral art in Christian churches, real gold (as gold leaf) was used for rendering gold in paintings, e.g. for the halo of saints. Gold can also be woven into sheets of silk to give an East Asian traditional look.

More recent art styles, e.g. art nouveau, also made use of a metallic, shining gold; however, the metallic finish of such paints was added using fine aluminum powder and pigment rather than actual gold.

Cal Poly Pomona gold

Cal Poly Pomona Gold
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— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #C6930A
RGBB (r, g, b) (198, 147, 10)
HSV (h, s, v) (44°, 94.9%, 77.6%)
Source [1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Cal Poly Pomona gold is one of the two the official colors of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). The official university colors are green (PMS 349) and gold (PMS 131). The Cal Poly Pomona Office of Public Affairs created the Cal Poly Pomona colors for web development and has technical guidelines, copyright and privacy protection; as well as logos and images that developers are asked to follow in the University's Guidelines for using official Cal Poly Pomona logos. If web developers are using gold on a university website, they are encouraged to use Cal Poly Pomona gold. It is notable for its prominent use representing Cal Poly Pomona's athletic teams, the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos.

University of California Gold

University of California Gold
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #b78727
RGBB (r, g, b) (183, 135, 39)
HSV (h, s, v) (40°, 78.7%, 71.8%)
Source UC Berkeley[3]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

This is a shade of gold identified by the University of California, Berkeley in their graphic style guide for use in on-screen representations of the gold color in the university's seal. For print media, the guide recommends to, "[u]se Pantone 874 metallic or Pantone 139 yellow and 540 or 294 blue".[3]

Satin sheen gold

Satin Sheen Gold
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— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #CBA135
RGBB (r, g, b) (203, 161, 53)
HSV (h, s, v) (49°, 74%, 76%)
Source Internet[4][5]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color satin sheen gold. This is the name of the color of the Starfleet command personnel uniform worn by Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise in the TV show and movies Star Trek.[4][6][7]


Vegas gold

Vegas Gold
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— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #C5B358
RGBB (r, g, b) (197, 179, 88)
HSV (h, s, v) (50°, 55%, 77%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Displayed at right is the color Vegas gold.

Vegas gold, rendered within narrow limits, is associated with the glamorous casinos and hotels of the Las Vegas Strip, United States. Vegas gold, along with navy blue, is one of the official athletic colors for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. It is also one of the official colors of the University of Central Florida Knights, the UAB Blazers, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, along with black and white. Although in the case of the Pittsburgh Penguins the color previously had been yellow. Vegas gold is also the official color of the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Old gold

Old Gold
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #CFB53B
RGBB (r, g, b) (207, 181, 59)
HSV (h, s, v) (49°, 71%, 81%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Old gold is a dark yellow, which varies from heavy olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow. The widely-accepted color old gold is on the darker rather than the lighter side of this range.

The first recorded use of old gold as a color name in English was in the early 19th century (exact year uncertain).[8]

Maroon and old gold are the colors of Texas State University's intercollegiate sports teams. Old gold and black are the team colors of Purdue University Boilermakers intercollegiate sports teams. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets wear white and old gold. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons wear old gold and black. The New Orleans Saints list their official team colors as black, old gold and white.

Pale gold

Pale Gold
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #E6BE8A
RGBB (r, g, b) (230, 190, 138)
HSV (h, s, v) (34°, 40%, 90%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color pale gold is displayed at right.

This has been the color called gold in Crayola crayons since 1958.

Golden poppy

Golden Poppy
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #FCC200
RGBB (r, g, b) (252, 194, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (47°, 98%, 97%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Golden poppy is a shade of gold that is the color of the California poppy-- the official state flower of California--the Golden State.

The first recorded use of golden poppy as a color name in English was in 1927.[9]

The source of this color is a color sample taken from the article on the California poppy.

Sunglow

Sunglow
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— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #FFCC33
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 204, 51)
HSV (h, s, v) (50°, 99%, 98%)
Source Crayola
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

The color sunglow is displayed at right.

This is a Crayola crayon color formulated in 1990.

Sunglow is also called "MU Gold" by the University of Missouri and is used as the official school color along with black.[10]

Golden yellow

Golden yellow
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— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #FFDF00
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 223, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (52.5°, 100%, 100%)
Source [Unsourced]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

Golden yellow is the color halfway between amber and yellow. It is a color that is 87.5% yellow and 12.5% red.

The first recorded use of golden yellow as a color name in English was in the year 1597.[11]

Golden brown

Golden brown
About these coordinates

— Color coordinates —

Hex triplet #996515
RGBB (r, g, b) (153, 101, 21)
HSV (h, s, v) (51°, 37%, 47%)
Source ISCC-NBS
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)

At right is displayed the color golden brown.

The first recorded use of golden brown as a color name in English was in the year 1891.[12] Golden brown is commonly referenced in recipes as the desired color of properly baked foods.

Source of color: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of golden brown (color sample #74)(matches color called golden brown in A Dictionary of Colorby Maerz and Paul):

Golden in nature

Protista

Plants

Animals

Golden in human culture

Alcoholic beverages

  • Beer is poetically called the golden brew.

Architecture

Art

Awards

  • The highest award for achievement in many fields is called the Gold medal.

Business

  • In finance, golden symbolizes of course the element Gold, the standard of monetary value throughout human history.
  • In monetary policy, the gold standard is a monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is a fixed weight of gold.
  • Gold is a popular investment throughout the world.
  • In stock market terminology, a golden share is a nominal share which is able to outvote all other shares in certain specified circumstances, often held by a government organization, in a government company undergoing the process of privatization and transformation into a stock-company.
  • In marketing, the term Gold Standard refers to a product that so satisfies the consumer that it functions as a standard for all other products of the same type.
  • In human resources, a business executive or professional who has an employment contract that gives them a generous severance pay is said to have a golden parachute.
  • In executive compensation, a golden coffin is a package of benefits that continues to accrue to the heirs of a CEO even after the CEO has died.[13]
  • In advertising for the Union Pacific Railroad in the 1950s, the southwestern states of the United States served by the Union Pacific were collectively called The Golden Empire because the railroad's diesel engines were and are colored golden, red, and black. Ads with maps showing the Union Pacific's Golden Empire colored golden were placed in many popular mass-circulation magazines.

Cosmetology

  • Blonde hair in women (or sometimes men) is sometimes referred to poetically as golden. It is estimated by geneticists that the gene for blonde hair originated about 3000 BC in the area now known as Lithuania among the recently arrived Proto-Indo-European settlers of the area (Lithuania is still the country that has the highest percentage of people with blonde hair); it is thought the gene spread quickly through sexual selection into Scandinavia when that area was settled because men found women with blonde hair attractive.[14][15]

Culture

  • A past era during which the highest quality art was produced or in mythology during which humans were believed to have lived a Utopian lifestyle, is called a golden age.

Drugs

Education

  • In K-12 education, when students do well on an assignment, the teacher sometimes gives them a gold star by their name on the classroom bulletin board.

Exploration

  • On 26 September 1580, Sir Francis Drake returned to England, becoming the second person to circumnavigate the globe. His ship was called the Golden Hinde.

Fables

Food

Gemstones

  • South Sea Pearls, which have historically been cultured in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, in the countries of Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Northern Australia but mostly attributed to the former thalassocratic Sultanate of Sulu[17] have a gold colored variety from the Pinctada maxima Pearl oyster. This golden pearl is the national gemstone of the Philippine Republic[18] This can now be manufactured in the laboratory at a much lower cost.[19]

Genetic engineering

Geography

Gerontology

History

Interior design

The Queen's bedchamber in the Versailles Palace.
  • The Chrysotriklinos (golden reception hall) was the main reception and ceremonial hall and throne room of the Byzantine Emperor in the Great Palace of Constantinople from its construction, in the late 6th century, until the 10th century
  • The Queen's Bedchamber in the Grand appartement de la reine in the Versailles Palace is decorated in the color gold. This room was where Marie Antoinette, wife of King Louis XVI of France, slept.
  • Golden is a warm color that can both provide not only a bright and cheerful feeling but also a somber, traditional, and religious aura. Golden tends to go well with earth colors, but it can also enrich a palette of red or burgundy.

Law

Legend

Literature

Magic

Marriage

  • The 50th wedding anniversary is called the Golden Anniversary and one is expected to give gifts made of gold to a couple celebrating that anniversary. By extension, the 50th anniversary of any important event is called the golden jubilee.

Military

  • The Gold Star Mothers Club is a club in the United States to provide support for mothers that have lost sons or daughters in military combat.

Music

  • A gold record is a recording that achieves sales of a million copies or more.
  • The song The Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion is one of the most popular songs on the 1967 debut album of the Grateful Dead, The Grateful Dead.
  • Golden is an American rock band formed in 1993.
  • The Gold Experience is an album released by Prince (his stage name at that time being an unpronounceable symbol) on September 26, 1995. The album included the song "Gold".
  • Golden Millennium was a glam rock revival supergroup formed in 1999.
  • Golden (Failure album) is a 2004 album by the space rock group Failure.

Mythology

  • In Greek mythology, Jason and the Argonauts sailed to Colchis to find the golden fleece.
  • King Midas, in Greek Mythology, was said to have the Midas touch, i.e., the ability to turn everything into gold (the golden touch). This ability became a curse for him after he turned his daughter to gold, and he was cured by Dionysus.

Nazi Germany

Panelology

Parapsychology

Philosophy

Politics

Professions

  • A person who attains notoriety at a young age in a their chosen profession is called a golden boy or a golden girl.

Religion

Role playing games

Sorority colors

Sororities which use gold as an official color include:

Sports

State decorations

Surnames

  • Gold (or names containing the word Gold) is a common surname among people of Jewish ancestry of European ancestry (Ashkenazi Jews).

Vexillology

See also

References

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  7. ^ Photo of Captain Kirk:
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