York has chosen gold, the new star of interiors, as our color of the year. The balancing touch of brilliant shine which began as an accessory obsession has grown to incorporate subtle finishes and updated past incarnations to become home décor’s newest neutral.
Combine gold with everything, transitioning from trend through traditional in warming finishes of brushed gold, rose gold and translucent iridescent. Gold brings a soft welcoming edge to modern and an elegance to everything it touches, so this year why not go for the gold?
Although “Simply White” has created a furor as this year’s choice from Benjamin Moore, partner it with gold and watch simple turn sophisticated. Still clean in its fundamental nature, use brushed finishes for warm casual and brass for new contemporary.
This year, ever elegant Farrow & Ball chooses “Paradise Found”; a silky, dusky hue whose matte-finish presence evokes images of misty moors and shadowed green glades. Enter glimmering gold and watch as ripples of shimmer dance across this shade’s deep pool of saturated sage.
Rose Quartz and Serenity
Leave it to Pantone to combine pink and blue in a mix whose partnership is anything but childlike.” Rose Quartz and “Serenity”, while both soothing and translucent, are blended for tones more subtle and interesting that either alone. Here, rose gold’s subtle yet coppery overture glows with the gentle blush of a candle, warming and soothing in complimentary counterpoint.
York Wallcoverings choice for 2015, Mink, the warm blending of taupe and grey, pairs perfectly with metallic gold. Every shade from rose to brass and iridescent sheer can keep up with the diversity of mink, paring easily with the most organically earthen browns to the sublimely complex velvety greys.
So partner gold’s luxurious depths with all the colors of the year for 2016. And remember, this year as every year, it all starts with the walls!