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