The bridge is actually coloured industrial orange which makes the structure visible in fog, yet generally helps it to blend into its "warm coloured" surroundings. It is the same colour as NASA's Advanced Crew Escape Suit.
The US Navy originally wanted the bridge to be painted in bright yellow and black stripes to make it visible for passing ships.
Does anyone know where the name “Golden Gate comes from?
The term “Golden Gate” refers to the entrance of San Francisco Bay which was supposedly named after the Golden Horn Estuary in Istanbul