Posted on Oct 7th 2014
Metallics are a trend that most everybody in the design world wants to get their hands on, but how do you incorporate it into home design? An all-gold room would look a little to Midas for most tastes, but pairing the lovely shimmery color with some other bright or bold choice can make it really pop.
Below are our 9 favorite colors that go with gold paint.
Let’s start with red and gold. These colors have been paired since ancient Asia as a sign of wealth and power. Now they’re used together in interior design for warm, elegant rooms.
Gold paired with red looks great in living rooms, master bedrooms, and kitchens, but can be a little overwhelming in smaller spaces such as bathrooms, hallways, or offices.
Another majestic combination, purple and gold combine for a cooler version of majesty. The blue tones in purple cool down an otherwise warm room for an elegant, expensive look.
This purple and gold color combination looks great in bedrooms, living rooms, offices, and even smaller spaces like bathrooms. Try a richer purples, like violet or plum for a more sophisticated look.
Adding gold to pink classes up an otherwise oft-too-girly. It takes the school-girl charm of pink and elevates it to pink’s classier, more sophisticated older sister.
If pink strikes you as too old-fashioned, just add modern patterns and prints to bring your design forward to the 21st century.
In this case, the lighter the pink, the more sophisticated the palette. Brighter pinks tend to be more fun and flirty, while lighter pinks are more subdued and understated.
Celebrate the year’s other hot color, navy blue, with punches of gold. The gold keeps the blue from looking too “country” or “nautical.”
Deep navy’s are bold and beautiful, especially paired with lovely metallic golds.
Cerulean to navy, gold looks great with blue hues.
Black and gold, black and gold. Sure, this color combination may traditionally be honed during New Year’s Eve parties, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fun, classy addition to your home.
Fun, bold patterns and designs keep this color combination from feeling like its taking itself too seriously.
In this case, black is the little black dress of the gold paint color palette world. Sassy, sophisticated, flirty, and elegant, this color can wear many hats depending on the use to which you put it.
Turquoise has been making the rounds this season as one of the top to-have colors. While some color combinations (like turquoise and chocolate brown) can look a little too young and sassy, a sophisticated color like turquoise says, “trendy yet timeless,” in a way that only this color combination can pull off.
Nearly any shade of turquoise pairs flawlessly with gold.
Last but not least, our favorite sweet and chic color combination, gold and coral.
We are in love with coral as a fun, earthy tone that is nowhere near neutral. In the right setting, it can bring the feelings of sophistication, flirtiness, or soothing. It just depends on the furniture style and supplementing patterns that you choose.