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

A couple of days in the past, I used to be sharing my plans for the studio cupboards with my mother. Effectively, she wasn’t thrilled. 😀 My mother and I’ve very completely different style in adorning. We like completely different types and completely 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 typically ask for her enter as a result of she has a creative eye. So I used to be shocked 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 appear good 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 beloved 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!

Quite a bit has modified with my plans since then. I’m now 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 seems even higher with cool colours like teal, blue, inexperienced, and so forth.? Completely. These colours have been made for gold, as you may see by Kristie McGowan’s stunning bookcase above. And nonetheless immediately, six years after I painted my kitchen teal, I’ve individuals 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? In all probability. However I lived with silver tones for therefore lengthy that I’ve a pure aversion to them now. I gained’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 similar time I’m including pink to the room!

bathroom with light gray and white quartz countertop, pink vanity

So whereas I do suppose 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 need to share with Matt.

What I don’t actually like is a pale pink with gold. And that’s not likely as a result of I believe they don’t go collectively, however extra as a result of I noticed approach an excessive amount of of that combo over the previous couple of years, and I simply obtained uninterested in 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 stunning gold element on the doorways, I’ve had one thing like that in thoughts for my studio cupboards. I like that it’s type 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 which 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 would in any other case look type 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 colour and ceiling colour. In my thoughts’s eye, it should 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 suppose the cupboards on the mural wall actually need something to spice them up due to the mural, I nonetheless suppose that contact of gold could be stunning, 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 individuals might envision that and suppose, “It might 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 undoubtedly extra in direction of the maximalist facet. I like a number of colour, sample, and texture. And there must be an entire lot extra of it than what I’ve now for me to contemplate it an excessive amount of. Including a little bit of gold, for my style, would by no means be an excessive amount of. It might make it good.

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

Actually, that is most likely a kind of issues I’ll simply need to 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. But it surely would possibly nonetheless be some time earlier than I may even strive it. I’m nonetheless engaged on attempting to get the doorways and drawer fronts all trimmed out and prepared for paint.

It’s taking approach longer than I anticipated to get these doorways and drawer fronts accomplished as a result of, fairly frankly, I don’t suppose 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 need to 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 immediately.