Tonal Trend: the luxurious allure of Gold

Gold can add depth and warmth like no other. Just a touch of this rich metal can make a space feel instantly more luxuriant and opulent.

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Above: Canopy by Clarissa Hulse

Add some mood-boosting elegance to your space with this intricate paper featuring luxuriant foliage where every leaf, stem and vine overlap each other to create exquisite patterns. These earth tones coupled with the antique gold would be perfectly complemented by deep brown painted woodwork trims.

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Above: Goldene Henne by Mind the Gap

We love this exuberant folkish design which brings together an imaginary golden hen with a vibrant, crowing cockerel, both of whom are paying homage to a magnificent urn bursting with impressive blooms. Blousy and beautiful and inspired by traditional Tyrolean tales, it is a celebration of a popular folk symbol depicted in gold shades, while ruby red hearts are a romantic finishing touch. 

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Above: The Boys are Back in Town by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Golden bathrooms have always been synonymous with glamour and luxury, and layering tones of old gold and copper colours with furniture and accessories will create a clever cocktail of metallics, drawing attention to the beauty of the tone and channeling a somewhat daring attitude! Style in the most polished way with inspiring all-gold walls. In this bathroom, the neutral, organic drapes and monochrome woodwork, floor and bath create the perfect tonal antidote.

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Above: Papilio by Avalana Design

Gold instantly upgrades a living space and makes it look more expensive. We love how this wallpaper and warm wood tone sideboard integrate a mid-century modern vibe to the space.

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Above:  Lamina by Harlequin

A beautiful representation of overlapping butterfly wings layer to create this unique and elegant wallpaper. Raised ink gives a luxurious textured effect to highlight the design’s delicate detail. Shown here with a metallic gold ground and contemporary flourishes of green and white.

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Above: Strawberry Thief by Morris & Co x wallpaperdirect

For the longest time, gold has been a symbol of strength and wealth so using it in excess in interior design can be risky, however, this archive William Morris design re-imagined in light-reflective tones is very far from gaudy. Coupled with simple, natural furniture pieces and an elegant voile window dressing, the contemporary interpretation of a much loved design brings understated elegance to this sitting room.

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Above: Pampelonne by Casadeco

This sunny dining space in a minimalistic home is given artistic interest with this organic wallpaper design which is highlighted with subtle touches of gold and sparkle. It becomes an inconspicuous approach to making a gold statement when paired with otherwise moderate and spare decoration.

Below: Gibbons Carving by Cole & Son

Gibbons Carving is a celebration of the great 17th century master carver Grinling Gibbons with a beautiful classic damask pattern created from the swirls and curls of his wooden carvings. These beautifully framed panels make the incorporation of the design in this scheme both budget friendly and display focused.

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