Gold Accents are Back

Over my 30 year career as a designer, I have seen trends come and go. It’s funny how a material will run its course and you are so glad to see it go, but when it comes back decades later, it is like seeing an old friend again. Gold accents left us in the 80’s, but it is once again back and popular.

Gold Accents are Trending in Design

Layering gold accents can work with some disruption to the scene like the pillows and the books. It’s important to know what to do when you go monochromatic with any color as it can become too much. Design is about finding the right balance between colors, too much of anything will not work. Sometimes it just takes playing with the décor, standing back and looking at it, to know if it feels right.

Kitchen and Bathrooms – Gold is HOT!

Kitchen and Bathrooms - Gold is HOT!

I attended, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas this year; the gold accent trend was seen everywhere, predicting what we will be seeing in the next couple of years.

One thing to note is the mix between traditional and contemporary style. I am seeing this a lot and as a designer who likes to shake things up, I love it! To me, a mix of style is so much more interesting and creative. Don’t be afraid to break rules when it comes to design, be a trendsetter, not a trend copier.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.