[Day 18 of 30Day writing challenge - What is your favorite color and why?]

I don't know the proper name of my color. In fact I might not really know what my favorite color is. I would say yellow-orange but that'd be too yellowy or orange-yellow but that would be too orangey. The closest I get is maybe hex code ffd000. It's an impossible color to nail down in the wild.

I've never been sure is why it became my favorite color but one of the reasons is that is a brilliant accent color against a black or (even better) a deep gunmetal gray. It also seems to be the color I imagine when I recall the old masters chiaroscuro paintings. I don't know.