Once a symbol of power and wealth, the color gold is now dominating the minimalist décor and style scene, pairing beautifully with our modern interiors. Gold adds an element of elegance and subtlety when it’s added in small tasteful doses. Here are some tips on how to use this precious metal in your décor…
We like that gold brightens and enlivens our interiors, but we’re also not looking to turn our spaces into Versailles! Using too much gold in an area can quickly become overwhelming and tacky. When it comes to gold, the number one rule is less is more. Golden touches find their place in small objects, think cushions, lamps, vases, mirrors, tea lights, statues… far enough apart form one another. You could even paint window contours or paneling in a gold tone, go for a gold tap or door handle. The key is not to overdo it.
Gold adds an element of sophistication to your décor when you mix it with rustic materials like wood or copper.
To add a modern, unique and sophisticated touch to your interior, consider repainting the ends of chair, table, cabinet or dresser legs.
Neutral wallpaper with subtle golden designs will add a sophisticated look to your interior. You’ll have to pay special attention to the accessories, choosing ones in beige or pastel tones to gently tie the space together. To dress up your walls with smaller touches of gold, you can opt for stencils or colored paper cut and pasted how and where you want them.
All colors go well with gold, depending on the desired effect. Mixed with white or light grey, a gold tone will add finesse. It can then be used in a Scandinavian style interior to play on that offbeat chic look. Coupled with black, it will create a masculine and sophisticated ambiance, and with red, a flamboyant one. Paired with brown, it will add a natural warmth to the space.
So feel free to add a royal touch to your interior, but as always, in moderation!