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10 ways to blend black and gold

by Tribune News Service | November 13, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
An abundance of black and white accessories adds a sense of luxury and richness to this living space. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)

Whether in fashion or home decor, the color combination of black and gold is one of the most popular. From artwork and side tables to hardware handles, the combination of black and gold is both bold and luxurious and some may argue timeless.

When looking for ways to incorporate or blend black and gold into your home, here are some top tips.

1. Choose inspirational pieces as a springboard to a black and gold color palette. Items can include artwork, furniture and even accents.

2. Repeat elements of black and gold in the same space to create a cohesive look and feel.

3. Blend black and gold accents into your space to add sparkle and sense of glam.

4. Incorporate portable design elements to add both color and texture, such as toss pillows and throws.

5. Pick large pieces to help ground a space, such as oversized pieces of art or even mirrors.

6. Consider using the color black, as painted accent wall, door or trim color.

7. Use upholstered items like sofas and chairs as foundation elements from which to build a black and gold color story.

8. Create a sense of contrast when possible while using black and gold elements.

9. Pair black and gold with hints of green or yellow for a fresh yet unexpected sense of contrast.

10. Look for opportunities both large and small. Larger items such as upholstery and artwork can bring in elements of color, and so can smaller items such as side tables and accessories.

Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at [email protected] or visit her website at cathyhobbs.com.

photo A dominant piece of art with black and gold serves as the springboard for a color palette in this living space. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)
photo A black and gold accent table serves as a touch of glam and is paired with gold accents. (Scott Gabriel Morris/TNS)

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