According to Wikipedia, a total of 197,576 tonnes of gold exists above ground, as of 2019. This is equal to a cube with each side measuring roughly 21.7 metres. That’s ALL the gold in the world including the ring on your finger and the chain around your neck. Even in the 21st Century, gold is still a truly precious and limited material.
I don’t think we need to explore the use of pure gold in interior design. If you have the resources to actually consider this, then I suggest you reject sold gold tapware and spend your money on something that does real good in the world.
But using the colour of gold in our homes, without any carats attached, is something us mere middle class mortals can indulge in to our heart’s content.
This first picture incorporates gold in both a metallic finish and an assortment of shiny and plush fabrics.
And what about this gold and white artwork? It could be high art, wrapping paper or a weekend’s creative effort. Doesn’t matter – it adds class and gloss to its monochromatic setting.
The golden velvet upholstered chair is glamour personified. And maybe because I remember gold coloured curtains from my childhood home, it always seems like the perfect colour for drapery.
And remember, there are many different shades of gold – from bright and brassy to blush-gold and beyond. This last image shows gold used in a very subtle and sophisticated shade.
Consider adding a sprinkling (or a truckload – I’m not here to judge!) of gold and enjoying the warm glow it brings to your home.
More info on the designers of these four rooms via the links below.
2. 2LG Studio
4. Janine Stone