Colors of Gold

A curiosity about the composition of ‘rose gold’ jewelry took me on a journey of discovery around the colors of gold.

yellow gold, white gold, rose gold

This handy chart [from Wikipedia] says it all, the % alloy alters the gold tone

My color challenge this week was to find the watercolors to reproduce the gold alloy chart – a good practice in mixing.

Final colors on my chart are shown here.

  • Buff titanium
  • Azo Yellow
  • Hansa yellow
  • Quinacrodone gold
  • Burnt sienna
  • Pyrrole red
  • Quinacrodone rose
Colors of gold
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