The true color of the #GoldenGateBridge
has been a debate amongst beholders for 79 years now, or at least to those who are not well aware of the facts. This 1.7 mile (2.7km) iconic structure, that connects San Francisco, California and Marin County over the Golden Gate strait, had other color options such as black, grey, and aluminum. GGB's architect, Irving F. Marrow, was also inspired by the bridge's red lead primer when the bridge was still being built. International Orange, which is an orange vermilion, is also used by the aerospace industry to set things apart from their surroundings. It's comparable to safety orange but deeper and with a more reddish tone.
The closest existing color codes to GGB International Orange color are:
PMS 173 (CYMK = 0%, 80%, 94%, 1%), PMS 174 (CYMK 8%, 85%, 100%, 34%) Pantone 180 (CYMK 19.4%, 77.9%, 79.6%, 3.6%) Sources: goldengatebridge.org and wikipedia
Nice choice of color though. 😁👏🏼👍🏼 #ka_ig