Anne Roselt, Plascon Colour Manager
With the holidays upon us there is no better time than now to add a bit of sparkle into your interiors. Gold is the colour of celebration and excitement, eliciting feelings of hope and abundance and giving any space an air of glamour and opulence.
Gold was a stand-out colour at Decorex International with some of the most beautiful walls and products being featured in gold. For example, this gold leaf and hand painted wall by ABA Interiors was a show stopper:
Add gold into a geometric design to add some glamour to a feature wall:
Tips and 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 stencil over black or white, or painted over any other colour to create interest and glamour to a space:
What colours go well with gold?
Gold complements many colours, giving them a boost and creating interest. It adds glamour to black and gives warmth and sparkle to navy blue as well as pastels. Pale gold becomes very trendy and chic when combined with neutrals, while green and gold provides a sense of balance and money.
Be sure to get the new issue of Plascon Spaces in December to see how well burgundy goes with gold.
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 wellbeing, 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