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Encyclopedia > Gold (color)
— Color coordinates —
Hex triplet #FFD700
RGBB (r, g, b) (255, 215, 0)
CMYKH (c, m, y, k) (0, 16, 100, 0)
HSV (h, s, v) (51°, 100%, 100%)
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Gold is a shade of the color "yellow" closest to that of gold metal. The American Heritage® Dictionary defines the color gold as: "A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow." Authors of web pages have a variety of options available for specifying colors for elements of web documents. ... The RGB color model utilizes the additive model in which red, green and blue light are combined in various ways to create other colors. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... Green is any of a number of similar colors. ... Blue is any of a number of similar colors. ... Cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black) CMYK (sometimes YMCK or CYM) is a subtractive color model used in color printing. ... Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. ... Magenta is a color made up of red and blue light. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... This article is about the color black; for other uses, see topic Black (disambiguation). ... The HSV (Hue, Saturation, Value) model, also called HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness), defines a color space in terms of three constituent components: HSV color space as a color wheel Hue, the color type (such as red, blue, or yellow): Ranges from 0-360 (but normalized to 0-100% in some... e gradation of color; for the city in Vietnam, see Huế. A hue refers to the gradation of color within the optical spectrum, or visible spectrum, of light. ... Scale of saturation (0% at bottom). ... Brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to emit a given amount of light. ... Shade is the blocking of sunlight (in particular direct sunshine) by any object, and also the shadow created by that object. ... Color is an important part of the visual arts. ... Yellow is any color of light that stimulates both the red and green cone cells of the retina, but not the blue cone cells. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Hot metal work from a blacksmith Look up Metal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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 use would usually be made of a metallic paint that glitters in an approximation of real gold; a solid color like that of the box displayed above does not aesthetically "read" as gold. Especially in sacral art in Christian churches, real gold (in form of 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. Venus de Milo exhibited in the Louvre museum, France. ... Gold leaf is a sheet of real, nearly pure gold, worked into extremely thin sheets only a few micrometres thick. ... Jesus is usually depicted with a round halo bearing a cross, as in this dome mosaic from the Church of Daphni in Athens. ... In Roman Catholic doctrine, a Saint (rel. ...

But also more recent art styles, e.g. Art Nouveau liked to use metallic, shining gold color. However, the metallic finish of these paints is added using fine aluminum powder and pigment rather than actual gold. Alfons Mucha, lithographed poster Dancel (1898). ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ...

Gold is a warm color that can both give a bright and cheerful feeling but also a somber and traditional aura. Gold gives the feeling of extravagance. Gold tends to go well with earth colors, but it can also richen a palette of red or burgundy. An artists palette A palette is: A thin board that a painter holds and mixes colour pigments on. ...

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Gold is an important color in oriental healing.
Gold is a color that can strengthen the energies associated with the entire immune system.
In ayurveda, gold is believed to affect the ojas.
Writer's Corner - The Coloration of Dahlonega Gold Coins (1731 words)
It should be understood that the color of the Dahlonega gold coins was more a function of the minting methodology employed at the facility, than of the raw material from which they were produced.
Another factor in discussing the coloration of gold coins is whether or not a specific coin is in the "original state," which usually means that it has an "aged patina," much as would a carefully preserved antique, or whether it has been cleaned/chemically treated.
Gold coins with silver and copper tend to be less orange, and if the silver content is high enough, the coins do not look orange at all, possessing a light “green gold” color.
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