Gold is created by mixing the colors red and green together until you reach the desired shade, according to RapidTables. The RGB color code for a pure gold color is 255, 215, 0.
The color gold is a simulation of the actual shade of the metallic element. The American Heritage Dictionary defines the color of gold as "A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow." The shine of gold is not based on its color alone, as the shine is due to gold's reflective brightness, which varies with the surface's angle to a light source.