Everything about the color Gold

The meaning of the color Gold and color combinations to inspire your next design.

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Gold, named after the precious metal, is the color of luxury, success, achievement, and triumph. It is closely related to royalty, wealth, and, of course, money. Gold can also be friendly and childlike depending on how you apply it and which colors you pair it with--take coral and seafoam, for example. The hex code for gold is #FFD700.


Like most orange and yellow hues, gold works well with colors found in nature like greens and blues. In design, it's often paired with black for a dramatic and luxurious feel. This color combo is widely used in print where techniques like foil stamping further accentuate the vibe.

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Information about Gold / #FFD700

In a RGB color space (made from three colored lights for red, green, and blue), hex #FFD700 is made of 100% red, 84.3% green and 0% blue. In a CMYK color space (also known as process color, or four color, and used in color printing), hex #FFD700 is made of 0% cyan, 16% magenta, 100% yellow and 0% black. Gold has a hue angle of 50.6 degrees, a saturation of 100% and a lightness of 50%.

Color conversion

The hexadecimal color #FFD700 has RGB values of R: 100, G: 84.3, B: 0 and CMYK values of C: 0, M: 0.16, Y: 1, K:0.




RGB Decimal

255, 215, 0


RGB Percentage

100, 84.3, 0

rgb(100%, 84.3%, 0%)


0, 16, 100, 0


50.6°, 100, 50

hsl(50.6°, 100%, 50%)

HSV (or HSB)

50.6°, 100, 100

Web Safe




86.931, -1.924, 87.132


65.544, 69.865, 10.033


0.451, 0.48, 69.865


86.931, 87.153, 91.265


86.931, 35.5, 92.085


83.585, -1.866, 48.644


11111111, 11010111, 00000000

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