THE GOLDEN TOUCH

From a home interior perspective, golden has it’s own significance. A house lacks on it’s chic touch if there is no pinch of gold. From burnished to golden, here’s how to embellish with this colour du jour. No colour does old-school glamour like gold. It evokes the razzle dazzle of the thundering twenties, the hushed elegance of bygone eras, and the radiant warmth of the sun. It also adds a whiff of tempting dramatisation to a generally norm-core aesthetic. Subsequent to blurring out of spotlight, gold is now back to being the commended colour of the moment.

Calculated restraint, yes! That’s the key. Remember, No gold, no glory! Used with discretion, shades of gold, brass and copper can give a room that necessary glimmer, turning mundane into luxe, and run-of-the-mill into sophisticated. The trick is to steer off extremes – use over-enthusiastically, and you run the risk of turning your home into a garish Bollywood set from the seventies. Excessively unobtrusive, and you miss the whole point of incorporating this head-turning colour.

  • Less is more

Dress up your walls with gold frames, or hang a gold-accented mirror in your hallway or living room. Choose polished gold tones if your overall decor is contemporary or minimalistic.

 

 

  • Wall-to-wall

Pick a dull gold paint for a feature wall in your living space, and watch as all eyes unfailingly turn towards it.

 

 

  • Easy Ethnic

An antique lamp or sculpture in the entryway gives a traditional, ceremonial touch. Brass and gold faucets in bathrooms and kitchens add a dash of old-world charm. (Remember to choose a single tone for your fixtures)

 

 

Gold is a great team player. It gets along famously with earthy tones, Marsala, blush pink, navy blue, coral and turquoise.  Mixing and matching metallic shades of gold is on point right now. Rose gold accessories, brass accents, all work well together. You can even play with the finishes across your space. Matte in one room, and shiny in another. We love gold-tone flatware for the dining room. It works beautifully to class up everyday dining.