Last year at a Sherwin Williams CEU, the speaker tag lined the phrase “gold is old and red is dead” when speaking on current color trends. Although his phrase is true to some extent (yellow/ gold wall colors, etc.), there are certainly major exceptions to this "rule". When the speaker said this, it is likely that he was picturing the image below in his head. Do not misunderstand me as saying that this space is not good design. However, it is a very traditional space that is only appealing to a very specific client.
Below are a few unique and fun gold pieces that would be great for a trendy space!
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Gold/ brass is a great metal to use in small doses. Mixing metals adds so much interest to a space. I love the kitchen below because the light fixtures are able to stand out against the neutral background. I also love the scale of the light fixtures – the bigger the better! What a fun kitchen!
This is my personal favorite bathroom. Studio McGee is such an inspiring Instagram account I follow (@studiomcgee), and they are responsible for this great space. I love how eclectic this shot is with a really fun mix of textures!
So what about red? Is it really, dead? I say no!!
Red is strategically used below; the red sideboard and light fixture contrast with the grass cloth wallpaper and wood tones. I think what I love so much about this, is the blend of hues and textures.
See below for red toned products to brighten up your space! Again, you can click to shop!
Gold and red are not colors to be avoided. Honestly, no color is out of reach when it comes to a contemporary/ trendy palette. Whatever color your eye loves, I think you should use it! Don't be afraid of doing something just because it isn't what you have seen in the magazines.
Thank you so much reading & let me know what colors you have incorporated into your space in the comments below! Everyone knows I am a lover of green (but I actually have red pillows and a throw in my living room).
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