Gold foil (#bd9b16) color information

#bd9b16 is the hex color code that can simply be referred to as "Gold foil". It's labeled as "dark yellow". Psychologically, when humans think of this color, Gold foil (#bd9b16), in designs, they might associate it with being encouraged to communicate, optimism, self-esteem, the home, and sunshine. Colors labeled as "dark yellow" are rarely tied to technology.

Breakdown of Gold foil (#bd9b16)

#bd9b16 is made up of (189, 155, 22) in RGB colorspace and (0.00, 17.99, 88.36, 25.88) in CMYK colorspace. Its decimal value is 12426006 and the closest web-safe color code to it is #cc9900. White should be used ontop of #bd9b16 to ensure the best legibility.

Here's a color conversion chart. It contains technical information about the hex color #bd9b16. If you're a programmer, view the code snippets section for prepared language syntax.

hex #bd9b16 luma #149.98
Websafe hex #cc9900 Black/white pairing White
rgb rgb(189, 155, 22) Adobe RGB (179.00, 152.00, 48.00)
rgb percent (%) rgb(74%, 61%, 9%) Closest named color Gold foil
rgba rgba(189.0, 155.0, 22.0, 1.0) Hunter-Lab (58.31, 2.13, 32.75)
cmyk cmyk(0.00, 17.99, 88.36, 25.88) CIE-L*ab (64.96, 2.45, 63.48)
hsv hsv(48.00, 78.31, 41.50) CIE-L*Ch(ab) (64.96, 63.53, 87.79)
hsb hsb(48.00, 87.84, 74.00) CIE-L*uv (64.96, 31.63, 65.13)
CMYK Composition

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Compliments of #Gold foil (#bd9b16)

There are two colors that make up the Complimentary color scheme. Opposites of one another in the color spectrum, one color is referred to as the "base" #bd9b16 while the second is the "compliment" #1638bc.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Split Compliments of #Gold foil (#bd9b16)

There are three colors that make up the Split Complimentary color scheme. The base color #bd9b16 is paired with the two colors on either side of the compliment color #1638bc.

The two secondary colors make for great accent and highlight colors in your design.

Triadic Colors of Gold foil (#bd9b16)

There are three colors that make up the Triadic color scheme. A color wheel would show all three of these spaced evenly (120°) apart.

Use this color scheme carefully and spend time balancing where and when each color is used.

Tetradic Colors of Gold foil (#bd9b16)

Fours colors make up the Tetradic color scheme. All four colors are spaced evenly (90°) apart when visualized on a color wheel.

To successfuly incorpoate Tetradic colors in your designs, you'll need to plan carefully.

Analagous Colors of Gold foil (#bd9b16)

The Analagous color scheme is made up of three colors. The three colors sit next to one another on the color wheel. The palette is made in similar fashion to how the Split Complimentary palette is made. However, the two secondary colors are adjacent to the base, not the compliment.

This color scheme typically doesn't produce tension as all three colors tend to be either warm or cold.

Lighter shades of #bd9b16

When you combine pure white with this color, #bd9b16, lighter shades are produced.

Darker variations of #bd9b16

Darker shades are produced by blending #bd9b16 with black

Gold foil (#bd9b16)'s Tones

Tones of #bd9b16 can be created by blending the color with different amounts of gray.

Gradients including #bd9b16

A color gradient may also be known as color progression or a color ramp. A gradient is the gradual transition of one color into another. This section showcases gradients featuring #bd9b16 as the base color. The secondary colors come from the section above.

#bd9b16 → #1638bc
#bd9b16 → #d0b95b
#bd9b16 → #ffffff
#bd9b16 → #8abc16
#bd9b16 → #715d0d
#bd9b16 → #bc4816

Gold foil (#bd9b16) in different environments

Seeing #bd9b16 on a computer or phone screen is much different than how it may appear in the real world. Shown here are 20 different environment types and how #bd9b16 could potentially look inside each of them, given perfect conditions.

Named colors and Interior Paints close to Gold foil (#bd9b16)

Colors that have names have reached a point of status where they're more than just a hex code: they're real-world associated.

#bd9b16might be precisely the color you're looking for. But, the colors below are a close match. What's better is that they're named colors, meaning chances are there's more information about them. If you feel like taking a slight deviation in hue, click a color below to learn about why it's so unique.

Furthest named colors and Paints related to #bd9b16

Looking for something completely different? Try a well-documented complimentary color. The named colors below have been calculated to be the furthest colors from#bd9b16. Click on the colors to explore their unique information.

Programming Language Syntax for #bd9b16

Here you can easily copy-and-paste formatted color code for use with your favorite programming/markup languages like HTML/CSS, Java, Objective-C, and GameMaker Language.

Language Syntax
HTML, CSS #bd9b16
Java new Color(189, 155, 22);
.NET Color.FromArgb(255, 189, 155, 22);
Objective-C [UIColor colorWithRed:189 green:155 blue:22 alpha:1.00000];
OpenGL glColor3f(189f, 155f, 22f);
Swift UIColor(red:189, green:155, blue:22, alpha:1.00000)
GameMaker Language (GML) $169bbd
Python Color('#bd9b16')

Base Conversions of hex color #bd9b16

This useful chart contains technical information about the hexadecimal color #bd9b16. For example, the direct decimal conversion is 12426006 while the individual RGB conversions are: 189, 155, 22.

Red Green Blue
Binary 10111101 10011011 00010110
Hex bd 9b 16
Octal 275 233 26
Decimal 189 155 22

#bd9b16 Icons

If you're considering using #bd9b16 in a logo or design, you can quickly reference below to see how various symbols, icons, and emblems look.

Color Gold foil (#bd9b16) on different backgrounds

We learned earlier that White-colored text should be used on a #bd9b16 colored background for best readability. But, you can be the judge of that by looking at the examples below. Accessibility is an important aspect of (web) design that is many a developer's afterthought.

To learn more about accessible colors, read Google's article covering best practices and principals.

This text is hex color #bd9b16 on a solid black (#000000) background.
This text is hex color #bd9b16 on a solid white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a solid hex color #bd9b16 background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a solid hex color #bd9b16 background.
This text is hex color #bd9b16 on a striped black (#000000) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is hex color #bd9b16 on a striped gray (#808080) and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid black (#000000) on a striped hex color #bd9b16 and white (#ffffff) background.
This text is solid white (#ffffff) on a striped hex color #bd9b16 and white (#ffffff) background.