The Midas Touch
Gold is making a comeback! I first noticed it while walking through LOWE’S earlier this year. A gold-finish faucet on display caught my attention. It stood out among the nickel and chrome finishes in a regal sort of way. And that was just the first of many gold items I started noticing here and there.
Gold and variations of the color are being used more frequently in home décor, home accents and finishes. You’ll find some of the more traditional bright, shiny gold that comes to mind when you think of the color, but matte bronzes and antique finishes are soaring in popularity. Gold warms up and lends a touch of elegance to any space more than chrome or nickel, which have become the standards in recent years.
Popular faucet manufacturers like Delta, Moen, KOHLER, and Pfister are still offering standard silver finishes, but golden finishes are also available, just expect to pay a little more. Names like Champagne Bronze, Venetian Bronze and Oil Rubbed Bronze describe the finishes of these mostly matte, dark gold and bronze fixtures.
Incorporating gold accents into your home décor is an easy task that can completely transform the look of your space. Vintage gold and brass are making a huge comeback but as with home fixtures, you’ll find many different shades of gold available.
Gold can tie an entire room together while adding a touch of glamour. It pairs well with any color scheme and looks especially good with neutrals. In fact, using gold with a neutral palette can create a very elegant effect. If it’s a dramatic look you’re after, just add gold to black or another hot color right now – navy. You can also mix and match different metals; there’s nothing wrong with silver and gold tone pieces in the same space.
If you’re more of a DIY’er you can create your own gold accents with home accessories you already have. Just use metallic spray paint to easily transform glass jars, furniture, wreaths, and more! The possibilities are endless when it comes to giving your home the Midas touch!