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Gold in the Kitchen

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When you think of metallics in the kitchen you probably gravitate towards stainless steel or brushed nickel, maybe a little copper or bronze if you’re getting creative. But what about gold? While the warm yellow metal is a favorite in nearly every other aspect of life, it seems to get overlooked when it comes to this particular room.

You can use as much or as little as you’d like, but there are plenty of ways to bring this warm material into play. I love the way the floating gold shelves above look against that clean white wall, and they’re definitely unexpected.

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At the more extreme end of the spectrum lies these stunning gold upper cabinets. I mean, wow. The key here is how underplayed the rest of the materials are – a few shades of wood, a simple marble countertop, and black sink fixtures allow the those cabinets to really be the star of the space.

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On the list of easy-to-install gold touches are fixtures and pulls. Of course put anything against white and it’s sure to pop like no other, but these chunky pulls have such a nice weight to them that their presence definitely doesn’t go unnoticed. The sink fixtures lend an elegant, polished look to this kitchen.

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If you’d like to go a more traditional route consider a gold light fixture. Pairing a few together feels more unexpected, and a modern shape can add another level of interest.

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For more inspiration from Kelly, follow along with her at Design Crush!

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Fashion Translation: Gold Coast

Now that we’re officially in the hottest days of the summer season, I’ve noticed a shift in the colors that catch my eye. Maybe I have a tropical vacation in mind (guilty), but everything I’m loving right now is inspired by beachy vibes in a very retro kind of way. The look is very beachy, but not in a coastal vein. Instead, it’s more about earthy colors, bold tropical motifs, and global ambience.


Besides the obvious tones of golden yellow, this trend’s color palette also includes terra cotta, olive green, dusty grey, and sandy beige. Truth be told, the palette is inspired by all the hues you’d find at a sun-bleached beach resort. The vibe sort of has that feel, too — super casual and laidback, with lots of bohemian influence.

Photo Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue.

Gold Coast Shopping Guide:

Trans Ocean Imports palms rug

Rugs America torino fireworks rug

Trans Ocean Imports terrace rug


This trend can also veer into a more tried-and-true tropical look, complete with on-trend palm trees, enlarged leaves, and sand-inspired stripes. While this look can end up looking quite Hawaiian shirt, it can also be very sophisticated. The essential component to consider is color palette, as well as overall number of tropical elements. I suggest sticking to one or two statement pieces to get those gold coast vibes, while leaving the rest of your home fairly neutral. What’s especially fun with this trend is that it lends itself rather nicely to the inclusion of jet black within your color palette. Don’t be afraid to mix in onyx lacquered pieces and darker tones!

Photo Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue.

Gold Coast Shopping Guide:

Karastan Panel Kirman rug

Anji Mountain jute collection rug

Loloi Xavier rug

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