Old Gold Color


Old Gold is soft, warm-toned shade of warm yellow. It is better contrasting with white. This color combines beautifully with cool blue, warm magenta or warm cyan

Inverse Color #304ac4
Complementary Color #3b54ce
Color Shade: warm yellow (49.46° hue)
Color Temperature: warm
Lightness: 52.16% (better contrasting with white)
Old Gold Color Sample
Old Gold Color Sample

Better Alternatives To #cfb53b

If you're looking for a similar warm yellow shade, there are some better alternatives to Old Gold Color. The Citronne color for instance is a darker and a bit more vibrant option, however this color has a orange bias. Consider a darker and more soft alternative called Mana (#b09737) for more calm effect. Try Glitzy Gold as it also a bit more vibrant and energetic.

Complementary Palette

#3b54ce is the best complementary color to Old Gold. Cool blue shades generally complement the warm yellow hues best as they are found on the opposite end of the color wheel. The most popular #cfb53b complementary color is Cerulean Blue, as it offers maximum contrast and grab the viewer's attention.

Analogous Palette

The analogous palette of warm red, warm yellow, and cool yellow colors offers a soft combination of similar warm shades. The analogous colors of Old Gold are #ce6b3b and #9ece3b. Thus found on the left and right of #cfb53b on the color wheel with a 30° gap. Consider matching Raw Sienna and Atlantis colors as they work well with Old Gold.

Split-complementary Palette

The split-complementary Old Gold palette consists of #6b3bce and #3b9ece colors. They can be found 30° apart on either side of the complementary color (#3b54ce). Try Purple Heart and Shakespeare colors in combination with #cfb53b, 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 #cfb53b offers a combination of cool magenta and warm cyan shades and equally high contrast between the three of them. Find triadic colors at the 120° distance from the Old Gold. Thus Amethyst and Shamrock giving maximum hue separation to use all three together.

Square Palette

The square color palette of Old Gold contains three additional colors. Thus, complementary Cerulean Blue, Emerald, and Medium Red Violet split by 90° on the color wheel. #cfb53b square combo is a palette of warm yellow, cool green, cool blue and warm 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. Old Gold tetradic combo consists of cool blue complementary color (#3b54ce) and two others. The Shamrock is positioned 120° clockwise from the primary color and Brick Red – 120° from the complementary Cerulean Blue. This palette is not recommended to use as-is. Try to tweak the saturation and brightness of #3bceb5 and #ce3b54.

Conversion Table

In a RGB color space, hex #cfb53b is made of 46% red, 40% green and 13% blue. In a HSL mode Old Gold has a hue angle of 49.46°, a saturation of 60.66% and a lightness of 52.16%. In a CMYK space (used in printing only), hex #cfb53b is made of 0% cyan, 10.2% magenta, 58.04% yellow and 18.82% black ink.

HEX #cfb53b
RGB Decimal rgb(207,181,59)
RGB Percentage 46%, 40%, 13%
CMYK 0, 10.2, 58.04, 18.82
HSL hsl(49.46,60.66%,52.16%)
HSV (or HSB) hsv(49.46,71.5%,81.18%)
CIE-LAB lab(73.9518,-3.7512,62.3118)
XYZ xyz(43.0454,46.6289,10.8692)