The bridge is not painted gold as some might think but rather a bright orange. The term Golden Gate beckons back an era almost a hundred years prior to the building of the bridge. The bridge is painted a unique shade known as International Orange and currently supplied by Sherwin Williams. If you want to add a bit of San Francisco to your decor you can request the shade "Fireweed" though this may be a tad brighter than the bridge due to weathering of the famous landmark. The color was selected because it blends naturally with the reddish orange rock of surrounding hills and was bright enough for ships to see more clearly in the dense fog that often enshrouds the bridge.
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