Gold! Making its way up the “What’s Hot” list is gold. This isn’t the harsh brassy gold of the late 70’s, early 80’s but rather a softer, reinvented version that is making a strong comeback. It’s about time huh? After all, silver tones have been the go to for metal finishes for the last 30.
I first realized gold was on the upswing when I saw this entry by interior design icon, Kelly Wearstler. The Art Deco patterned floor made of three different kind of marble dazzles in the entry hall of this home designed by her on Mercer Island, Washington. Gold handrails, surface mounted light fixture and hardware offset the cool geometric tones of gray, charcoal, black and white.
Whether contemporary or traditional, paired with white and cool neutrals gold metals immediately seem fresh and exciting.
Random sized gold toned pendants, fixtures and accessories add warmth to this otherwise minimalist kitchen; a perfect subterfuge to what might otherwise be considered a very sterile look.
White, light blue, dove gray, charcoal, all excellent choices when thinking about gold metal as an accent. Soft gold metal tones are at home in contemporary, transitional and traditional interior environments.
Pendants, chandeliers, semi-attached or flush light fixtures, door hardware and furnishings are now offered to nearly limitless selections as gold and gold tones are seen to be a trend for several years to come.Emtek calls their finish Satin Brass, while Delta refers to their new gold tone finish as Champagne Bronze and Kohler has dubbed theirs as Modern Brushed Gold. High end furniture manufacturers and interior designers have been using this seemingly new finish for a few years. Fashion forward retailers have recently jumped on the bandwagon. West Elm, Crate and Barrel and Room and Board each have their own stylized version of this sun warmed metal finish.