4 Reasons Why Gold is A Great Color For Your Living Room

CR Laine Furniture

CR Laine Furniture

I’ve written about the gold hue several times and there’s a reason for it, actually several reasons.

oneFirst of all, gold is a “feel good” color. It’s closely related to yellow which we all know is one of those colors that make you smile when you see it. Gold however, is what I refer to as the older sibling of yellow, a little more mature in appearance. I have several variations of gold in my home so that alone should tell you something.


Gold looks beautiful with so many other colors. Be careful not to use the typical colors like green or brown because you’ll be throwing yourself back to the 70’s which is one of the reason so many people hesitate to use gold. Think about purple, teal, black, warm gray, and slate blue to name a few.

Kellie's colors-1


Artwork really stands out when your wall color is gold. Look a the two photographs I have here. The one on the top has floral artwork that gives the room a feminine flair. The photograph of “Peachy Waves” (which is actually a took) adds color to the room and is a great focal point. If you look in the room, you don’t see any peach at all yet the flower seems to look really nice in this room. This is a great example of how you can pair gold with colors you wouldn’t normally think of.


Going back to artwork, not only is gold a great color to showcase are but it really makes framing stand out as well. Dark brown or black framing is VERY striking when your walls are gold. This is a good thing since you want your artwork to be noticed, not ingnored. The photograph in the picture below has lime green in it. I also took the photograph of Getting Tipsy and it’s a color you wouldn’t think will match. This artwork also gave this room a very masculine flair – great for a Bachelor pad!

CR Laine Furniture

CR Laine Furniture

Just a note on gold. Keeping your undertones the same when choosing artwork will tie in the look otherwise it will clash. Let me know if you need help!

About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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3 Responses to 4 Reasons Why Gold is A Great Color For Your Living Room

  1. My bedroom is ‘Woodlawn Lewis Gold’ by Valspar. I’m not a huge fan of Valspar paints, but I do love the color. I have paired it with both orange, dark green, and purple (aubergine). I’ve considered changing the color, but it is the one color that my husband will not allow me to paint – he loves the gold too much. 😉 Thanks for the great ideas to make the gold work better.

    • Donna Frasca says:

      I bet that gold looks awesome with dark green – interesting combo with purple and orange. I’d love to see a pic of that! I’ve tried Valspar paint as well, Paprika (Signature) is my office color. I’ve found that you have to use twice as much because it’s so darn thick. I’ve also tried Behr (kinda thin) and found Benjamin Moore to be just right 🙂

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