Are you familiar with it? It’s what happens when you learn about something for the first time, and then suddenly it seems like you are seeing it everywhere. I feel this way about the new trend towards painting things gold. I saw it on one blog, and next thing you know it feels like I’m seeing it everywhere.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I am quite reluctant to follow certain trends. Maybe it’s because I lived through the ‘gold’ phase once before. In the 80’s. And I still have the gold fixtures in my bathtub to prove it. I keep them well hidden behind the shower curtain. It’s my own dirty little secret.
My initial reaction towards gold as the new metallic is NO WAY. I can’t imagine I will ever go there. I start having flashbacks to big hair, rayon and shoulder pads.
But, to be honest, I’m pretty sure I once said ‘no way’ about mid-century furniture too and now I really enjoy working with it.
And then I also realized that I’ve already used a little of this new gold. Not on purpose, I’ll admit, but the drawer pulls on this dresser were already gold, and they worked so nicely with the Boxwood green that I kept them as is. Trendy, without even realizing it … that’s me!
I proceeded to do some research on pinterest, and I’ve decided that the new gold is more of a brushed finished, a little less brassy and shiny than the 80’s gold. It definitely has more texture. Sort of a gold leaf, not a true metal.
And one could use just a pop of it. I have to say, I love the gold numeral on this black stool.
So … I say … never say never. I don’t think I’ll be painting all of my radiators gold any time soon, but you never know.
How about you? Is there a sparkle of gold in your future?