Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
From Lindt Easter bunnies to the lush embroidery on the new pope’s robes, this month is all about everyone’s favourite metallic shade. Gold is a colour of celebration and excitement – eliciting feelings of hope, abundance and giving any space an air of glamour and opulence.
Plascon Inspiration Session #11 – Gold
April Colour of the Month: Gold Inspiration
But the pope is not the only person wearing gold in the spotlight right now. It’s also a huge trend on international runways, setting catwalks a-glimmer with every shade from dusty vintage to romantic rose gold. A great example is Dolce & Gabbana’s luxurious Autumn/Winter 2012 collection…
Tips & Inspiration
Gold can be used on a wide range of surfaces, from feature walls to furniture and accessories.
It works best as an accent colour, and can be added to any room for a glimmer of glamour. A touch of gold in the bedroom is said to facilitate a good night’s sleep, while gold décor in an office enhances loyalty and trust.
If you want to use this colour in your space, think about how you can introduce it as an accent to create interest. You can paint an old wooden picture frame, a lamp base or a piece of furniture to give it a trendy new look.
Gold can also create a beautiful damask stencil over black or white, or form a base over which you can paint a design.
What colours go well with Gold?
Gold complements many colours, giving them a boost and creating interest. It adds glamour to black (anyone see the black design on the gold stilettos at the AngloGold stand at Design Indaba?) and gives warmth and sparkle to navy blue. Pale gold becomes very trendy and chic when combined with neutrals, while green and gold provides a sense of balance and money.
Do you need a touch of Gold?
Gold is emotionally uplifting and can help with depression, mental stress and feelings of fear. It can also encourage forgiveness and the ability to let go of the past. If you’re looking for an overall sense of well-being, this is the colour for you.
Plascon’s favourite Golds
- We love the antique gold of Plascon Paint Effects Gold MET 1
- Gold DRM 3 is a lovely antique gold from the Plascon Designer range
- The Plascon Pearl Designer range has a beautiful yellow Gold DRP 2