At the start of the year, colour trend forecasters are suddenly all over the design press telling us what we’ll be loving over the coming year. Now, I’m not going to tell you what I believe will be the next big trend (although word has it that metallics towards 2017 will be turning to the dark side), instead I’m going to stick with the strong trend of liquid metals we saw rise through 2015, along with Dulux’s colour prediction for 2016 of ‘Cherished Gold’ (more as a term rather than the actual colour!) as an interior accent.

Gold is a punchy metal finish that can bring glamour to pretty much any classic interior and add a bit of life to a minimal interior. I’m using the term ‘gold’ here very loosely here as many of the items below are actually brass, but stick with me as I look at some of my favourite examples.



This kitchen by Blakes London has a bold use of gold cladding on the island unit. I love the more vintage style gold pendants against the dark grey/blue wall. A combination of this light from Industville and Mylands Bond Street No.219 or Farrow & Ball Black Blue paint would work well to achieve this look.


two tone hanging lamp2

I still love a two tone wall and the soft blues of this wall and door are offset with the flashes of gold in the classic Victorian door knob, planter and gold and glass pendant. I would match these blues to a Dove Blue 112 by Sanderson on the bottom half and Borrowed Light by Farrow and Ball on the top half.



This classic pendant was designed by Utzon (who incidentally also designed the Sydney Opera House) for Artek in 1957. You can get it from Skandium.


This Geometric Gold Terrarium by West Elm makes a beautiful planter.


Alternatively this planter by Ferm Living at Madeindesign.com ticks my box but you will need to purchase the gold planter inside, the one below is from Holly’s House.

hollys house geo planter


I am in love with this bathroom by Rise Design Studio with its polished plaster walls and gold fittings.


Watermark are a clear favourite at Ladyland for taps and these gold ones are from the London collection.

gold bathroom

This gold wall sconce brings a warm metallic highlight to this cool minimal bathroom by Flack Studio .


School House Electric based in the states have a similar wall light along with many other beautiful products.


I also think this bulkhead shipping light by Dyke and Dean would look great in a bathroom.

green kitchen gold lamps

This striking green kitchen is brought to life with gold accessories and pendant lamps. This green is a much more classic colour and without getting technical I think you could match it with a RAL 6032 or RAL 6000.


This classic gold pendant lamp by Alvar Aalto is a great match to the one in the kitchen above.



Finally, if you just want a touch of contemporary gold to add to your home you can’t go wrong with these cute wall hooks.


Featured Photograph via www.falsearms.com