As the United States’ Michael Phelps and so many other amazing athletes compete in the London 2012 Olympic games, their goal is to get the gold. In the spirit of the Olympics, considering gold as a wall color seems not only patriotic and victorious, but gorgeous as well.
Gold can warm up a room, giving it a lived in, rustic style. But it can also give your rooms a spruced up, elegant feel.
Gold lends itself to interesting and exciting color combinations, and is a fantastic, unexpected hue for a ceiling. Consider a gold ceiling as an accent to a blue room and see how it makes a room shine. The gold above makes the whole room warm, far more than a white or off-white ceiling would.
Gold can also be used in rooms to give it an old world Tuscan feel, and where better to do this than a kitchen? You can almost smell the delicious Italian scents of marinara simmering or garlic-laced pesto slathered on butter-topped pasta.
If you’re not ready to completely immerse yourself in gold, consider using it in a small space, such as on a mantel or in a hallway.
As the Olympics wrap up week one and the gold medals are distributed among the worthy competitors, think about gold – a color that can remind you of the fun of the Olympics until Sochi’s 2014 games begin.