Thursday, October 17, 2013

Color Crush: Gold + Pink

I can always tell my latest color crush by scanning through my recent pins in my Pinterest boards.   Although I have always had an affinity for gold, I've become much more sensitive to using it in proper scale. If overdone, it can quickly feel stuffy.  If too understated, the beauty can be missed.  This is especially true when a shade of pink is added to the mix.  Finding a balance of the two hues takes skill, but when done right, the result is to die for. Here are four rooms I love that utilize gold and pink in varying intensities.  All designs balance the colors well to create an unforgettable interior: 


Courtney Hill creates a focal point in this dining room with this beautiful gold chandelier and serpent mirror.  A touch of pink through the peonies adds a special touch.


Meg Lesueur utilized a to-die-for chinoiserie wallpaper in this powder bath, and picked up the hints of gold through the mirror and sconces.  


Tracy Hardenburg keeps this sitting room crisp and clean through the neutral fabrics and clean, unornamented lines. A pop of pink is brought in through the lumbar pillows, and a tiny hint of gold is seen in the fireplace details and the metallic mirror.


This antique sofa has a gold gilt frame that is accented with the side table.  The splashes of pink from the throw pillows, vase and florals creates a lovely balance.  What I am loving for the home almost always translates to what I am loving fashion-wise.  Isn't it funny how that happens?   Here are a few of my favorite pink and gold picks:
Shop This Board:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Metallic Gold Clutch $240/Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail Glasses $18/Alice + Olivia Cutout Dress $396/Glimpse Framed Stretched Canvas Art $407/Arteriors Vintage Brass Bar Cart $1260/David Hicks La Fiorentina Throw Pillow $78

What do you think of this color combination?  Is it too girly for you, or do you share my love for the luxe + bright palette?
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