Alpha Gold Color


Alpha Gold is pale, warm-toned shade of orange. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with blue cyan, mid magenta or green cyan

Inverse Color #5171a0
Complementary Color #5f7eae
Color Shade: orange (35.7° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.75% (better contrasting with white)
Alpha Gold Color Sample
Alpha Gold Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #ae8e5f

If you're looking for a similar orange shade, there are some better alternatives to Alpha Gold Color. The Sidesaddle color for instance is a darker and a bit more faded option, however this color has a warm red bias. Consider a darker and more saturated alternative called Leather Chair (#a3754c) for more energetic effect. Try Golden Glove as it also a bit more faded and calm.

Complementary Palette

#5f7eae is the best complementary color to Alpha Gold. Blue cyan shades generally complement the orange hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #ae8e5f complementary color is Horizon, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of mid red, orange, and mid yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Muesli are #ae665f and #a6ae5f. Thus found on the left and right of #ae8e5f on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Matrix and Green Smoke colors as they work well with Alpha Gold.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Alpha Gold palette consists of #665fae and #5fa6ae colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#5f7eae). Try Scampi and Hippie Blue colors in combination with #ae8e5f, as they are not as contrasting as a complementary color, hence, giving more hue variety to make your design stand out.

Triadic Palette

The triadic palette of #ae8e5f offers a combination of violet and green cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Alpha Gold. Thus Wisteria and Silver Tree giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Alpha Gold contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Horizon, Fern, and Tapestry split by 90° on the color wheel. #ae8e5f square combo is a palette of orange, mid green, blue cyan and mid magenta shades that work together well.

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette is a bit more complex than the square and has more of a rectangle shape. Alpha Gold tetradic combo consists of blue cyan complementary color (#5f7eae) and two others. The Silver Tree is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Tapestry – 120° from the complementary Horizon. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #5fae8e and #ae5f7e.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #ae8e5f is made of 42% red, 35% green and 23% blue. In a HSL mode Alpha Gold has a hue angle of 35.7°, a saturation of 32.78% and a lightness of 52.75%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #ae8e5f is made of 0% cyan, 12.55% magenta, 30.99% yellow and 31.76% black ink.

HEX #ae8e5f
RGB Decimal rgb(174,142,95)
RGB Percentage 42%, 35%, 23%
CMYK 0, 12.55, 30.99, 31.76
HSL hsl(35.7,32.78%,52.75%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(35.7,45.4%,68.24%)
CIE-LAB lab(60.9322,5.7523,29.5358)
XYZ xyz(29.1941,29.1709,14.9183)