50+ Shades of Gold Color with Names, Hex, RGB, & CMYK

Looking for shades of gold? Here is a list of golden colors, including their names, Hex, RGB, and CMYK color codes.

The color gold comes in many shades, just like the precious metal from which it was inspired. For example, the alloy obtained from combining gold with copper ranges from golden pink to brownish orange. In contrast, the combination of gold and silver can vary from pale greenish-yellow to whitish-yellow.

In today’s article, we have prepared a visual list of different shades of gold, along with their names, Hex, RGB, and CMYK codes.

What Color is Gold?

Gold color meaning

Gold (or golden) is a mixture of yellow and brown, inspired by the color of the precious metal of the same name. As such, the color gold is associated with success, luxury, and wealth.

Furthermore, gold, as the third most expensive metal after rhodium and palladium, is closely linked to triumph, royalty, money, and achievement.

Hex #FFD700
RGB 255, 215, 0
CMYK 0, 16, 100, 0

Is Gold More Yellow or Orange?

Gold is located on the color wheel between yellow – a primary color in the CMYK subtractive model and yellow-orange (also known as amber) – a tertiary color made by mixing yellow and orange.

Gold Color Codes

Gold represents success, wealth, and luxury. The hex code for gold is #FFD700.

In the RGB space, gold is made up of 100% red, 84.3% green, and 0% blue. The gold’s RGB value is 255, 215, 0.

In the CMYK color space, gold comprises 16% magenta and 100% yellow. So, gold can be made by mixing brown and yellow as well as magenta and yellow.

When it comes to the HSL space – an alternative visual representation of the RGB color space, gold has a hue of 50.6 degrees, 100% saturation, and 50% lightness.

RGB255, 215, 0rgb(255,215,0)
RGB (%)100, 84.3, 0rgb(100%,84.3%,0%)
HSL50.6°, 100, 50hsl(50.6°, 100%, 50%)
CMYK0, 16, 100, 0

What Colors Make Gold?

The colors that make gold when mixed are yellow and brown. To make brown, mix yellow and blue to get a green base, and then add red until you reach the desired shade of brown. Then, to create gold, add some yellow paint.

In modern color theory, gold is created by mixing yellow with a bit of magenta.

So, depending on the color model you use, subtractive mixing can help you reach the gold shade through two solutions: brown + yellow or magenta + yellow.

Shades of Gold Color

The most popular shades of gold are golden, amber, sunglow, golden yellow, honey gold, candlelight, brushed gold, rose gold, cream gold, and cyber yellow.

Metallic Gold

Metallic gold is a warm, medium shade of gold, resembling the appearance of polished gold metal. Matching this hue with the metallic glow of gold makes this shade stand out. Moreover, this color represents opulence and elegance.

Metallic Gold
Hex #D4AF37
RGB 212, 175, 55
CMYK 0, 17, 74, 17


Golden is a yellowish orange that resembles the precious metal but has a bit more magenta in the composition and a splash of black. So golden looks a bit darker than gold.

Hex #F5BF03
RGB 245, 191, 3
CMYK 0, 21, 95, 4

Golden Yellow

Golden yellow is a more vibrant shade of gold as opposed to golden, whose slightly muted appearance is given by the addition of black.

It looks like an intermediate shade between gold and metallic gold.

Golden Yellow
Hex #FEC615
RGB 254, 198, 21
CMYK 0, 22, 91, 0

Gold Lustre

Gold lustre is a mid-tone, warm shade of gold with a slightly earthy undertone. It’s similar to sand yellow, but it has a stronger golden appearance.

However, this is less vibrant but more muted than metallic gold, giving it a sense of sophistication.

Gold Lustre
Hex #C9B25F
RGB 201, 178, 95
CMYK 0, 11, 53, 21

Old Gold

Old gold is a deep, warm, golden-brown hue that brings a vintage touch to the luxurious gold.

Old Gold has a more subtle, refined aesthetic that may be linked to antiquity, as opposed to metallic gold, which is more about wealth and grandeur.

However, old gold can also be perceived as a dark yellow leaning towards light olive green.

Old Gold
Hex #CFB53B
RGB 207, 181, 59
CMYK 0, 13, 72, 19

Light Gold

Light gold is a bright, warm golden-yellow shade in a lighter, more pastel tone. This shade of gold evokes the luxury and wealth associated with gold, yet its lightness adds an element of softness.

Moreover, light gold is linked to happiness and optimism, as it is very close to yellow.

Light Gold
RGB 253, 220, 92
CMYK 0, 13, 63, 1

Camery Yellow

Camery yellow is a warm, vibrant yellow, resembling the intense and radiant hue of the flowering Camery plant, from which it likely gets its name.

It looks like metallic gold but is more vibrant because it has less black and more yellow.

Camery Yellow
Hex #DFB606
RGB 223, 182, 6
CMYK 0, 18, 98, 13

IMDb Gold

IMDb gold is one of the most popular shades of gold used by the IMDb website in branding.

It is a bright, warm golden yellow associated with excitement, enthusiasm, and prestige, as well as the glitz and glamour of the film industry.

IMDb Gold
Hex #F5C518
RGB 245, 197, 24
CMYK 0, 20, 90, 4

Satin Sheen Gold

Satin sheen gold is a medium to dark golden color that is neither too bright nor too muted.

The elegance of this metallic shade of gold lies in its balanced tone, similar to the smooth and lustrous quality of satin fabric.

Satin Sheen Gold
Hex #CBA135
RGB 203, 161, 53
CMYK 0, 21, 74, 20

Rose Gold

This is an unusual shade of gold. But it does exist!

Rose gold is a golden shade of pink inspired by the color of the alloy created from 75% pure gold and 25% copper. This color is a mixture of yellow and magenta in almost equal quantities, with the addition of black. The rose gold color code is #B76E79.

Rose gold has meanings of kindness, sophistication, and grandeur, combining pink’s calming effect with gold’s prosperity.

Rose Gold
Hex #B76E79
RGB 183, 110, 121
CMYK 0, 40, 34, 28


Cyber is a vibrant, almost neon-like shade of yellow. This color demands attention and evokes feelings of warmth, luxury, wealth, and energy.

Cyber Yellow
Hex #FFD300
RGB 255, 211, 0
CMYK 0, 17, 100, 0


Citrine is a tone of golden yellow, named after the citrine quartz, whose color range from pale yellow to dark orange – which looks brownish.

Hex #E4D00A
RGB 228, 208, 10
CMYK 0, 9, 96, 11

Brushed Gold

Brushed gold is a dusty shade of yellow-orange, made up of yellow and black, with a hint of magenta. This burnished gold shade evokes elegance without trying too hard.

Brushed Gold
RGB 204, 186, 120
CMYK 0, 9, 41, 20

California Gold

California gold is a vibrant shade of yellow-orange, named after California’s reputation as the golden state. This color combines the happiness and warmth of yellow with the optimism and enthusiasm of orange.

But why is California known as the Golden State?

This nickname comes from the gold deposits found by miners in 1849. This period coincides with the California Gold Rush. [1]

California Gold
Hex #FDB515
RGB 253, 181, 21
CMYK 0, 28, 92, 1

Golden Poppy

This is another shade of gold associated with the state of California in the United States.

Golden Poppy is a bright, warm shade of yellow-gold, named after the perennial plant of the same name native to California. So this is actually the color of the golden poppy fields.

However, this color is slightly lighter and cooler than California gold.

Golden Poppy
Hex #FCC200
RGB 252, 194, 0
CMYK 0, 23, 100, 1

Crayola’s Maize

Crayola’s Maize is a soft, muted golden-yellow reminiscent of a ripe ear of corn. This shade of gold exudes warmth, comfort, and coziness.

Crayola’s Maize
Hex #F2CA46
RGB 242, 202, 70
CMYK 0, 17, 71, 5

Cream Gold

Cream gold, as its name suggests, is a muted gold shade combining the softness of cream with the luxury of gold. Although less vibrant than other shades of gold, it evokes sophistication and wealth.

Cream Gold
Hex #DEC05F
RGB 222, 192, 95
CMYK 0, 14, 57, 13

Fall Gold PPG

Fall gold is a strong orange-yellow with no added black. PPG Paints describes it as a “dark, pure yellow.”

Fall Gold by PPG Paints
Hex #FFBC35
RGB 255, 188, 53
CMYK 0, 26, 79, 0

Gothic Gold

Gothic gold is a deep, warm shade of gold that resembles caramel – a medium shade of brown. Moreover, it has a vintage vibe combining the grandeur of gold with the comfort of brown.

Gothic Gold
Hex #BB852F
RGB 187, 133, 47
CMYK 0, 29, 75, 27

Gold Shimmer

Gold shimmer is a warm, light shade of gold reminiscent of the shimmering effect of fine gold particles.

It provides a sense of luxury and elegance associated with gold. At the same time, its brightness gives it a touch of joy and vitality.

It is slightly similar to cream gold.

Gold Shimmer
Hex #E5C366
RGB 229, 195, 102
CMYK 0, 15, 55, 10

Pale Gold

Pale gold is a soft tan color with a yellow (golden) undertone, hence the name. Even if it doesn’t possess the brilliance of gold, this color evokes sophistication and softness.

Pale Gold
Hex #E6BE8A
RGB 230, 190, 138
CMYK 0, 17, 40, 10

Different Shades of Gold

Dark Goldenrod
Hex #FFB90F
RGB 255, 185, 15
CMYK 0, 27, 94, 0

Filmpro Golden Yellow
Hex #F7B52D
RGB 247, 181, 45
CMYK 0, 26, 79, 3

Gold Ochre
Hex #C77826
RGB 199, 120, 38
CMYK 0, 31, 63, 22

Gold Sand
Hex #E6BE8A
RGB 230, 190, 138
CMYK 0, 16, 36, 10

Gold Tips
Hex #E2B227
RGB 226, 178, 39
CMYK 0, 19, 73, 11

Golden Dream
Hex #F1CC2B
RGB 241, 204, 43
CMYK 0, 15, 78, 5

Golden Glow
Hex #F9D77E
RGB 249, 215, 126
CMYK 0, 13, 48, 2

Golden Poppy
Hex #FCC200
RGB 252, 194, 0
CMYK 0, 23, 99, 1

Golden Rod
Hex #F9BC08
RGB 249, 188, 8
CMYK 0, 24, 95, 2

Golden Tainoi
Hex #FFC152
RGB 255, 193, 82
CMYK 0, 24, 68, 0

Harvest Gold
Hex #EAB76A
RGB 234, 183, 106
CMYK 0, 20, 50, 8

Light Brilliant Gold
Hex #FFEC65
RGB 255, 236, 101
CMYK 0, 7, 60, 0

Light Goldenrod
RGB 255, 236, 139
CMYK 0, 7, 45, 0

Luminous Vivid Gold
Hex #FFDF00
RGB 255, 223, 0
CMYK 0, 13, 100, 0

Luxor Gold
Hex #AB8D3F
RGB 171, 141, 63
CMYK 0, 12, 42, 33

Hex #FFD100
RGB 255, 209, 0
CMYK 0, 18, 100, 0

Old Goldenrod
Hex #CDBE70
RGB 205, 190, 112
CMYK 0, 6, 36, 20

Pale Gold
RGB 253, 222, 108
CMYK 0, 12, 57, 1

USC Gold
Hex #FFCC00
RGB 255, 204, 0
CMYK 0, 20, 100, 0

Very Light Gold
Hex #FFF39E
RGB 255, 243, 158
CMYK 0, 5, 38, 0

Golden Boy
Hex #FFDD44
RGB 255, 221, 68
CMYK 0, 13, 73, 0

Golden Period
RGB 254, 219, 45
CMYK 0, 14, 82, 0

Sunset Gold
Hex #F7C46C
RGB 247, 196, 108
CMYK 0, 21, 56, 3

Golden Sprinkles
Hex #F6D263
RGB 246, 210, 99
CMYK 0, 15, 60, 4

Pot of Gold
Hex #F6CD23
RGB 246, 205, 35
CMYK 0, 17, 86, 4

Montezuma Gold
Hex #EECC44
RGB 238, 204, 68
CMYK 0, 14, 71, 7

Habanero Gold
Hex #FED450
RGB 254, 212, 80
CMYK 0, 17, 69, 0

Hex #F8DC6C
RGB 248, 220, 108
CMYK 0, 11, 56, 3

Harvest Gold
Hex #EAB76A
RGB 234, 183, 106
CMYK 0, 22, 55, 8

Honey Gold
Hex #E1B67C
RGB 225, 182, 124
CMYK 0, 19, 45, 12

New Gold
Hex #EAD151
RGB 234, 209, 81
CMYK 0, 11, 65, 8

Soviet Gold
Hex #FFD900
RGB 255, 217, 0
CMYK 0, 15, 100, 0

Yuma Gold
Hex #FFD678
RGB 255, 214, 120
CMYK 0, 16, 53, 0

Colors That Go with Gold

Gold goes well with deep neutral tones like slate gray, chocolate brown, charcoal, tan, beige, or deep olive green.

In addition, gold pairs well with warm shades of white or deep blue colors.

The opposite of gold on the color wheel – or its complementary color – is blue with hex code #0028FF. It leans more towards azure, as gold is located between yellow and yellow-orange on the color wheel.

Hex #FFD700
RGB 255, 215, 0
CMYK 0, 16, 100, 0

Hex #0028FF
RGB 0, 40, 255
CMYK 100, 84, 0, 0

Because blue sits on the opposite side of gold on the color wheel, this combo offers great contrast, extremely pleasing to the eye.

In a triadic color scheme, gold goes well with aquamarine (#00FFD7) and purple (#D700FF). However, to get a balanced palette, use one dominant color and the other two as accents.

Hex #FFD700
RGB 255, 215, 0
CMYK 0, 16, 100, 0

Hex #00FFD7
RGB 0, 255, 215
CMYK 100, 0, 16, 0

Hex #D700FF
RGB 215, 0, 255
CMYK 16, 100, 0, 0

If you want to add another color to your gold color palette, you can use blue (#0028FFFF), Persian rose (#FF00A8), and Erin (#00FF58) – a mixture of green and spring green.

This is a color harmony type known as a tetradic color combination.

Last Words on Shades of Gold

There are many shades of gold, just as the precious metal can be found in different alloys and colors.

Most of them are associated with prestige, success, wealth, and luxury.

Furthermore, the gold color symbolizes knowledge and wisdom and is often associated with royalty – just like purple.

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