Been shopping lately? Then I'm sure you have noticed the trending metal of choice. From jewelries to bags to home decor, designers are cooling off from the cold tone of silver to embrace the red hot trend for the warm undertone of gold. Checking in on my Pinterest pages, I'm always attracted to these black/ white/ gold combination images.
Although they're not decor-related photos, I can't help but notice how elegant this colour combination would be for home interiors. The black and white combination is as classic as can be, and gold adds an elegant vibe that warms up the formality. Adding greeneries to a black, white and gold decor provides a color contrast that allows the eyes a place to rest between the two color extremes.
I'm so in love with these simple yet stylish decor...
The intelligent mix of gold adds warmth to an otherwise stark color combination. All are so pretty, but I think it's a tad too formal for our family. I can, however, live with this color combination in a small beautiful space... the powder room.
The black and white in the marble basket weave floor tiles, paired with lightly veined marble backsplash, would be an elegant background against the vintagy look of the gold sink legs. The creamy gold tone of the mother of pearl framed mirror would reflect its warm lights from the gold framed crystal chandelier.
Now, let me just show this to the Mr!
Another color combination that I've grown to love is navy white and gold. This artwork just about sums up my take on it.
The navy and white combination evokes a sense of preppy elegance. It can either take on a casual nautical theme, like the one in the artwork above, or a sense of formality with chinoiserie ceramics.
This navy and white based living room by Sarah Richardson looks elegant yet welcoming. Her signature cushion-filled couch in a soft navy palette grounds the lower half of the room against its light walls.
Here is another example of welcoming elegance, but in a crisper contrast of navy and white. The crystal chandelier, large corner plant, and other warm wood tones pull the room's two main colors together.
In any case, I think the navy blue and white combination would be most suitable for our family room. It is more forgiving than black and white, and the blue exerts a relaxed vibe to the room. Using gold sparingly in brass accent tables brings some shiny elements to glam up the room with warm undertones. The crystal chandelier, mirror top tray on the ottoman, and the glass top accent tables fortify the sparkling details of the room.
Sources: Sofa - Restoration Hardware; Crystal Chandelier, blue and white lamp, armchair, gold campaign sidetable, rug - Joss & Main; Brass twig sidetable, faux orchid arrangement, artwork - One Kings Lane; mercury glass lamp - Candelebra Inc.; navy cushions; gold console table; gold mirror tray.
We are slowly building our home decor and accessories towards this dream family room of ours. The Mr. loves this Schumacher fabric in navy and white Chiang Mai Dragon. Anything with a dragon suits his fancy!
I just bought him a pair of cushions for the couch made from this fabric... for his Father's Day present =) He's an easy fella!
What are your favorite color combination for interior decor? Which room(s) in the house would you use it for?