September 27, 2023


New Estate

Weigh In On This Debate: Do Pink And Gold Work Collectively?

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A number of days in the past, I used to be sharing my plans for the studio cupboards with my mother. Properly, she wasn’t thrilled. 😀 My mother and I’ve very totally different style in adorning. We like totally different kinds and totally different colours. I like far more sample and texture than she does, and I like brighter and bolder colours. However even with all of that, I do usually ask for her enter as a result of she has a creative eye. So I used to be stunned when her objection to my plan for my studio cupboards was that pink and gold don’t go collectively. I couldn’t disagree extra. 😀 I believe they give the impression of being excellent collectively! So weigh in on this debate. Do pink and gold work collectively?

First, let me remind you about my inspiration for my cupboards within the studio. I used to be impressed by this bookcase by Kristie McGowan. I particularly cherished the nook form on face body of the higher cabinets, the trim on the doorways, and people gold accents across the doorways and cabinets. Oh my…these gold accents!

Loads has modified with my plans since then. I’m not utilizing the higher open cabinets on the mural wall, and since my cupboards included some very brief (5-inch-high) drawers, I needed to simplify my trim design in order that it’s only a easy rectangle. However I had nonetheless deliberate so as to add a gold element to the cupboard doorways.

And that’s the place the disagreement got here in. Now, do I agree that gold appears to be like even higher with cool colours like teal, blue, inexperienced, and many others.? Completely. These colours had been made for gold, as you’ll be able to see by Kristie McGowan’s lovely bookcase above. And nonetheless at present, six years after I painted my kitchen teal, I’ve folks inform me that they’re unhappy that I removed my inexperienced and gold kitchen.

Green kitchen cabinets with gold accents, white subway tile backsplash, stained red oak hardwood floor

So, sure, I believe cool colours with gold are a pure match. And do I believe that pink and silver tones are a extra pure match? Most likely. However I lived with silver tones for therefore lengthy that I’ve a pure aversion to them now. I received’t use silver tones in my home. The one place I’ve used silver tones is within the hallway toilet. I regretted that from the start, and I’m swapping them out for heat gold tones now.

And it simply so occurs that I’m including these gold tones on the identical time I’m including pink to the room!

bathroom with light gray and white quartz countertop, pink vanity

So whereas I do assume cool colours go higher with gold, and I believe that pink and silver tones are a extra pure match, I nonetheless love pink and gold collectively. I believe pink and gold collectively are a really female look, which is ideal for a room that’s all mine and that I don’t must share with Matt.

What I don’t actually like is a pale pink with gold. And that’s probably not as a result of I believe they don’t go collectively, however extra as a result of I noticed manner an excessive amount of of that combo over the previous few years, and I simply bought bored with seeing it. However the pink I’ll be utilizing is a way more saturated pink. Right here’s the peek I shared just a few days in the past.

studio in progress with large floral wallpaper mural, IKEA Sektion cabinets and Veddiinge doors, Sherwin Williams Tuberose paint sample on cabinet door

So ever since seeing Kristie McGowan’s bookcases, and seeing that lovely gold element on the doorways, I’ve had one thing like that in thoughts for my studio cupboards. I really like that it’s sort of paying homage to my inexperienced and gold kitchen. And I’ve been wanting ahead to that contact of delicate shimmer on these cupboards, and the female saturated pink and gold combo.

However another excuse I’ve been wanting ahead to that contact of gold is as a result of I believe it’ll add curiosity to the 2 cupboard areas that will in any other case simply seem like enormous plenty of pink. The gold will break up that look and add some visible aptitude to areas that might in any other case look sort of plain, even with the pink paint.

Simply think about the entire cupboards in my workplace nook of the room painted that darkish pink, surrounded by a impartial wall shade and ceiling shade. In my thoughts’s eye, it’ll simply seem like an enormous blob of pink.

IKEA Sektion cabinets with Veddinge doors and drawer fronts in studio office

The identical goes for the cupboards simply contained in the studio door from the breakfast room. They’ll simply be one other blob of pink.

And whereas I don’t assume the cupboards on the mural wall really want something to spice them up due to the mural, I nonetheless assume that contact of gold can be lovely, and it might look particularly female as a result of of the mural.

studio in progress -- large floral mural wall with IKEA Sektion cabinets

I do know that some folks might envision that and assume, “It could be too busy!” However y’all know I don’t care about that. Whereas I don’t actually take into account myself a maximalist, on the spectrum from minimalist to maximalist, I’m positively extra in the direction of the maximalist facet. I really like lots of shade, sample, and texture. And there must be a complete lot extra of it than what I’ve now for me to think about it an excessive amount of. Including a little bit of gold, for my style, would by no means be an excessive amount of. It could make it excellent.

So I believe that pink and gold go superbly collectively. My mother disagrees. What do you assume?

Actually, that is most likely a type of issues I’ll simply must strive in order that I can see it with my very own eyes. I’ve had this imaginative and prescient in my head for therefore lengthy now that I’ll remorse it if I don’t strive it. Nevertheless it would possibly nonetheless be some time earlier than I may even strive it. I’m nonetheless engaged on making an attempt to get the doorways and drawer fronts all trimmed out and prepared for paint.

It’s taking manner longer than I anticipated to get these doorways and drawer fronts completed as a result of, fairly frankly, I don’t assume I spotted simply what number of doorways and drawer fronts there have been for this room. 😀 In all, there are 50. That’s 50 doorways and drawer fronts that must be sanded, trimmed, caulked, primed, painted, and clear coated. That’s an enormous job! However I’m making progress, and the primary batch ought to be prepared for paint at present.

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