If you feel like your color scheme is leaning too far on the cool end of the spectrum, or even if you simply want to make your homes look cozy and cheerful, then you can use gold highlights to get a similar effect. They’re a versatile design intervention that can be used in a number of different ways. Here are 5 ideas you can use to introduce gold highlights in your own interior designs.
1. Gold over cream
Cream color has a bright, warm honey quality that defies the stark coolness of a typical white hue. The cream color exposed brick wall in this interior design features subtle praline accents that are heightened two-fold by the beautiful golden accents provided by the overhead light fixtures. This is a great, visually contrasting and chic way to use gold highlights in your interior designs.
2. Wood and window treatments
The venetian blinds used as the window treatment in this interior design coupled with the oak wood textured media wall are the perfect surfaces to add a bit of warmth in your interior designs. You can even top it off with some warm temperature LED lights to heighten the effect even more.
3. Opaque light fixtures
You can use the inherent incandescence of some light fixture designs to introduce magical gold highlights in your interior design. The pendent lights hung above this breakfast bar feature a great design, where the glow of the bulbs inside filters through the opaque shades and creates a truly enchanting effect. It blends well with the light wooden texture of the bar, and the overall effect on the ambiance is quite attractive.
4. Industrial with a twist
This industrial style light fixture features a simple design, but its ambient light throw is definitely out of this world. You can see the dim gold tips of the bulb from under the shades, and they do an excellent job in drenching the whole space with a beautiful incandescent light that brings out the best of this otherwise cold color scheme.
5. Recessed ceiling lights
Recessed lightings have a way subtle way of adding to the ambiance that is as unique as it is magical. This living room interior design shows how you can use warm temperature recessed ceiling lights to add coziness and gold highlights to even a cool colored interior design.