After a decade of cool metal popularity for nickel, platinum and silver, gold is making a comeback. It was a long day in the sun for silver, but now the subtle, warm glowing tones of platinum, copper, bronze and gold are showing up everywhere in makeup, jewelry, apparel and now furniture.
Says Sensational Color Trends 2010-2011: “A symbol of modernism mixed with elitism, matte metallic finishes in gold and bronze take natural to a new level of glamour.” Luxurious and elegant gold metallics and gold leafing are especially capturing the spotlight. Classic and always in style, gold’s strength is its versatility to mix and match with different colors, metal and woods.
Why do we love gold? It sparkles, it shines, it brightens, and best of all, it looks good in combination with nearly every color scheme imaginable. Metallic fabrics, particularly sheers, have shown up in everything from placemats and curtains to custom bedskirts adorned with hand sewn beading and crystals. Interest in gold leafing is also high, as homeowners add shiny gilt touches to powder room ceilings, wood furniture, picture frames and seasonal table decorations.
An icon of the gold comeback at Hooker Furniture is the new Caché Chest accent furniture piece pictured in this blog. Part of the eclectic Mélange Accents collection, the chest is set for introduction at the upcoming High Point Market opening April 2. Inspired by artwork in Hong Kong, the “touch me texture” of the design and the matte metallic gold finish make it captivating. The custom hardware is unique, eclectic and special. The Caché Chest is of a scale that should make it incredibly versatile for many kinds of home settings. Definitely a conversation starter!