A Great Color Combination: Gold Meets Gray
See How Warm and Cool Tones Combine in Elegant Interiors
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One of the most striking color combinations to be seen in interiors is the rich combination of gold and gray. It brings to mind the recent trend which embraces mixing metal finishes within a space. While gold and silver toned metals are seen in some of these rooms, the form in which these hues are introduced vary from space to space and include fabric, paint colors, wallpaper, wood and stone.
A brass sunburst mirror with muted gold tones becomes a dramatic focal point when hung on a rich blue gray wall.
This elegant design showcases a beautiful range of golds and grays. Gold is seen on the coffee table, lamp bases, wallpaper and trim on the drapery panels. A range of gray tones anchor the design, seen on the stone mantel, drapes and in the wallpaper pattern.
Many shades of gray are seen in this design: the grasscloth, the nickel curtain rods, a silver frame, bowl, and notice the silver thread in the rug. Gold is introduced through the finish on the light fixtures and decorative vases, as well as an accent in the drapery panel fabric.
Gold fixtures stand out against venetian plaster walls with a golden cast. The scene is dramatically framed by the arched opening painted a deep gray.
In both this kitchen and the one below, gold and gray is brought into the design through cabinetry and the chosen backsplash material. Here warm wood cabinetry looks great paired with the cool gray backsplash, countertop, nickel hardware and lighting system.
In this kitchen the colors are reversed, with the cabinetry painted a gun metal gray while the backsplash, countertops and lighting feature golden tones and finishes.
A brick wall and pale floors introduce golden tones into this space. Striking millwork and stairs create a beautiful contrast painted a rich gray. The finishing touch? Small golden door numbers.
Another view shows how the gray tones at the fireplace contrast beautifully with the pale gold wood flooring.
Pale gray walls and darker gray accents are paired with gold finishes on the mirror frame, table base and light fixtures. Even the tone of the logs stacked next to the fireplace fit into the color scheme.
From another angle: a bright yellow sofa continues the concept of accents in gold in a very modern way. I am always inspired when I see images of this home by architect Ken Levenson.