Glitter gold is often used in interior design, and quite often, looks very harmonious and even appropriate. However, quite often commoners make the same mistakes in applying gold color or sprayed materials imitating the texture of a precious metal. Consequently, this article will be useful and informative for many people, because the Homester editors carefully select only the most relevant topics for their dear readers.

One of the common mistakes in the application of the gold color and texture of this metal is that people, for the most part, are convinced that it is appropriate only in such styles of interiors as: classicism, baroque, empire or art deco.

But it is necessary to understand that this trend is deeply outdated, and today objects with gold plating are used in the most modern and progressive spaces, not only living rooms, but also public institutions.

Try to mute the glitter of the metal.

Instead of installing a flashy lamp with a brilliant gold plating, give preference to a matte finish. The impression should be formed such that the surface of golden objects is covered with a thin veil through which a gentle metallic shimmer appears.

**By the way, there are several different shades of precious metal (pink, yellow, white gold), so the interior does not fundamentally have objects with a traditional yellowish tint.

More interesting and in a new way will look pinkish flickering coating, for example, applied to the wooden surface of furniture or frames.



Keep pathos to a minimum

It will be better and much more natural if neat and elegant golden objects are used in the interior, with thin lines and a light silhouette. It can be tea mobile tables (coffee, coffee), elegant lamps, decor. All these objects will be a spectacular addition and diversify the interior with a lively, but unobtrusive shine.

Simplify the style of items

The gold texture itself is self-sufficient and rather active, therefore, it is not recommended to use it in large quantities in the same room. The situation, in addition, may exacerbate other objects with a pronounced texture, pattern or bright color.

The best solution would be to use materials of gold color in a fairly simple, devoid of any frills environment. So, if the style of the interiors in your house is Contemporary, Loft, Scandinavian or Neoclassical, you can be sure that the golden chandelier or flickering curtains will be quite appropriate here.

It is good when the basis of materials in the interior is made up of natural (wood, forging, glass, leather or wool, cotton), because it will allow you to create a natural atmosphere even if a gold color or the texture of the metal of the same name was used as an addition.

Choose a quiet background

Gold looks great in tandem with neutral hues, such as pastel colors, as well as gray, white and black. At the same time, gold on a matte background is more preferable than gold in combination with gloss.

And all because the active brilliance of the metal will be neutralized due to the calm basic shades and natural textures, at the time when the shiny surfaces make it aggressive.

Balance the catchy texture

If gold is applied correctly in the interior, the effect of its presence will be positive, and the space will be transformed into a more stylish, elegant and modern. A few tips will further help you to improve the style of the interior of any room, if the gold accents are right in it:

  • Golden luxurious and appropriate looks in combination with achromatic colors, as well as coffee, beige, deep cobalt, cherry, cream, chocolate, natural green.
  • It is not necessary to use gold with acid tones in the interior
  • The active influence of golden surfaces will reduce the classic patterns in stripes, cages, chevrons or peas.

It is better to take the gold color and metal texture into the background, for example: paint the interior of the furniture in golden, place only one golden among the decorative pillows, or use bedding with golden embroidery that will gently protrude from under the bedspread.

Combine with other metals

Interior design today has become more progressive, and what was considered unacceptable and strange five or ten years ago is nowadays called an actual trend. For example, some of them call a combination of different types of metals in one room and even in one functional zone.

You can combine objects with gold plating (lamps, frames for mirrors) with objects made of iron, steel or copper (screens, bar stools, accessories). Such techniques are now used not only in industrial styles of interiors, but also in the traditional setting of kitchens and living rooms.