Gold in the interior: 10 trends
Gold will never become outfashioned. This is a unique metal whose color and luster is associated with nobility and luxury. Perhaps someone will seem overly ambitious to use gold in interior design, but if you correctly put all the accents, the result will surprise you.
After all, the times when wealthy people copied the palace style in their apartments and country houses, covering every free square meter with gold, are over.
Today, gold fits well into any style - both classical and modern, and, in particular, eclectic. The modern trend of the "golden interior" is not in universal gilding but in details. We know that gold has timeless value, but true luxury is in restraint, refined taste and sense of proportion.
1. Gilded Furniture
The classic use of gilding on the wooden surfaces of furniture is still relevant, but the bright yellow color of the shiny metal has changed to a darker and more muted shade. Let's call it conditionally "old gold". It can be both glossy and matte as if tarnished. “Small scuffs” on gilded furniture, whether antique or modern, but aged, are signs of the fashionable shabby chic style. And the gilding today is often replaced by brass, the color, and luster of which so much resemble gold.
2. Gilded picture and photo frames
If your interior is almost complete, and it lacks only details, add photos, posters, and paintings in gilded frames. Or just hang the empty frames in random order. Best of all, black and white photographs and graphics look like gold frames, and the most dramatic background will be a solid black wall.
3. Golden mirrors
Mirror and gold - one of the most classic combinations in the world. Both, albeit in different ways, may reflect the world around it (gold, of course, to a much lesser extent). Try playing with these shiny and reflective surfaces: a screen of aged mirror plates in a gold-plated frame or a large mirror in a classic frame above the mirror vanity table, a small fisheye mirror in a round frame above the bed, or a sun mirror in the fireplace area.
4. Gold chandelier
Previously, in the luxurious interiors, huge golden chandeliers were a must. Today, these are much less luxuriant, but very interesting options: a chandelier, as if woven from dozens of threads with glass golden beads or a chandelier in a minimalist style, painted from the inside with gold paint. In any case, the game of color and light you provided.
5. Gold on the wallpaper
Modern versions of gilding on the wallpaper are almost weightless and do not seem fanciful and solemn. After all, the drawing itself is rather frivolous - floral and floral motifs (Wallpapers from Osborne & Little, Cole & Son).
6. Gold in the kitchen
The kitchen, once a room exclusively for internal use, today, in the era of gourmets and delis, is increasingly becoming the room that guests are shown in the first place. The most concise option - gold-plated handles and a small chandelier above the working surface, the most immodest - an apron of gold mosaic and a pantry door, covered with gold leaf.
7. Gold in the bathroom
This is where you can not hesitate to gold surfaces, so it is in the interior of the bathroom. We remember the measure and choose one thing: a large mirror in a wrought-iron gilded frame or a golden wall in the washbasin area (Villeroy & Boch tile). But the most spectacular thing is the golden bath on the background of minimalist walls made of natural stone and in combination with a black and white photo - pure chic!
Gold in the bathroom interiors
8. Gold and other colors: the most fashionable combinations
"A little sun in cold water" - this is the union of shades of gray and gold. Gray color always creates a certain homogeneous space, against which a few gold details look really elegant. And it doesn't matter at all whether it is a classic console, a heavy frame for a mirror or a base for a desk lamp on a bedside table.
Union of shades of gray and gold in the interior
"Gold and chocolate" - a phrase similar to the magic formula. It causes the most pleasant associations with warmth and comfort. This color combination is most suitable for the interiors of the private zone of your home - bedroom or office. Various shades of milk or bitter chocolate will be reflected in the brilliance of gold surfaces and filled with their light."Gold and chocolate" - a phrase similar to the magic formula. It causes the most pleasant associations with warmth and comfort. This color combination is most suitable for the interiors of the private zone of your home - bedroom or office. Various shades of milk or bitter chocolate will be reflected in the brilliance of gold surfaces and filled with their light.
Gold and chocolate in the interior
Nontrivial solution: combine gold and turquoise. Gentle pastel shade or deep and deep turquoise - both of which are extremely well combined with a golden sheen. (Golden Puffs - Nate Berkus)
The combination of gold and turquoise
Golden color is the perfect complement to the monochrome interior. He seemed to smooth out the sharp contrast of black and white, attracting the maximum attention.
Gold in monochrome interior
9. Gold as an art object
If you are a fan of modern art, feel free to choose the works of artists written in gold. Tip: very large paintings are able to immediately rivet all views to themselves.
Gold in the interior as an art object
Another winning option is a sculpture covered in gold: from the classic head to the strangest characters of modern art.
Gold plated sculpture
10. Gold colored textiles
What is it, the color of gold? In textiles, it is light yellow, golden brown, other shades with a slight metallic luster.
Golden textiles in the interior
It is quite simple to make a “golden interior” without the use of gold: you just need to choose the upholstery of upholstered furniture, pillows and curtains, bed linen and a gold-colored bedspread.