Color Inspiration: Gold

Design and color have a large part to play in the history of the automotive world. Here, we've married the two things together for the purpose of showcasing some automotive beauty.

When it comes to car color, gold is close to a lot of different things. The color gold is technically a yellow-orange color blend to give the impression of the color of the element gold. There are many varying shades of the color gold, like golden yellow, pale gold, golden brown, etc. Golden cars are almost but not quite brown; they are nearly yellow, but might be more metallic or shimmery. Additionally, there are different classifications of metallic colors: gold, bronze, copper, or brass—sometimes it's difficult to differentiate between them all.

Gold is not a popular color for a car—why do you think that is? Do you love or hate gold as a car color?

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