Colors, Textures and Shapes: Gold

Real World Comparisons:

Jewelry (wedding bands, earrings, bracelets, chain necklaces, watches, etc)
1st place medal or trophy
Bullion, gold coin, doubloon, sovereigns, etc
Nuggets, bars
Chocolate bar wrappers (Cara milk, etc)
Brass doorknobs, bells, handles
Champagne foil
Foil wrapped hearts/eggs (Easter/Valentine’s Day)
Buckles, buttons, zippers
Pirate treasure
Beer
King/queen’s crown
Christmas tree star
Gilded armor, clothing
Animal eyes (cats, eagles, etc)
Amber
Pyrite
Sparks
Goldenrod flowers…

Shades of Gold:

Golden, gold hue, amber, gilt, gilded, hazel…

Make every detail count

Colors are powerful descriptors, not fillers. Make sure that if you use a comparison or contrast to highlight a color, you choose the right one. Look at the setting and atmosphere you are working to create, then draw from the viewpoint character or narrator’s history, education and past experiences to find the right fit.

Colors not only paint a picture for readers; when used well, they can also create emotional and symbolic harmonies.

Looking to add vivid imagery to your character’s world? This thesaurus has been expanded and integrated into our online library at One Stop For Writers. There, entries have been enhanced to include symbolism opportunities, a wealth of real-world comparisons that can be woven into your writing, and examples of how to describe colors and patterns in ways that engage the reader’s imagination. This collection is also cross-referenced for easy searchability so you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Interested in seeing a sampling of the updated Color and Pattern Thesaurus and our other collections? Head on over and register for free at One Stop!

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About ANGELA ACKERMAN

Angela is a writing coach, international speaker, and bestselling author who loves to travel, teach, empower writers, and pay-it-forward. She also is a founder of One Stop For Writers, a portal to powerful, innovative tools to help writers elevate their storytelling.
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staceyjwarner
11 years ago

Wow, popped over from Susan’s blog. So glad I did. This is GREAT!

Looking forward to reading more.

Please stop by sometime…

Angela
11 years ago

Glad everyone likes the bling! *throws gold coins* Thanks everyone!

Roy Buchanan
11 years ago

Angela, the onfo you post here is pure gold. Thank you for all your hard work.

PJ Hoover
11 years ago

Gold! I need some! Another great color entry, Angela!

Sam
Sam
11 years ago

Go for gold!

Tara
11 years ago

I love your inclusion of animal eyes. :]

Bish Denham
11 years ago

Pure gold!

Kelly
11 years ago

Stay gold, Ponyboy! 😉