June 3, 2016

Friday Favorites - Grey and Gold

I don't know if you are aware, or maybe you are, but grey and gold is having a moment in the interior design world. What I like about the combo is the unexpectedness of it. Usually, until a couple of years ago, grey was usually combined with silver tones, even in clothing. But now, the contrast is so refreshing. Grey is a cool color, while the gold warms things up. I think it's a natural reaction to the grey on grey trend where sometimes, in my opinion, it got so one dimensional that it appeared very cold. Either way, this trend is pretty! And now that brass is big as well (you can read my post about that here if you want to see some more beautiful inspiration!), I've seen grey with brass as well. Equally as pretty!



Grey is big in bathrooms right now, and works really well with all brass or gold fixtures.


LOVE this! Just stunning. Dana Wolters Interiors. 









It works really well in this living room, with a grey couch, pale grey walls, and all gold accessories. Morgan Harrison Home.


This room! An all-time favorite from House Beautiful.


By Emily Jenkins Followill.


I featured this photo before, but I just love the pale grey walls, seat cushions and curtains with just a touch of gold in the framed artwork. Henhurst Interiors.








Grey kitchens are super hot right now and have been going strong for a few years, but the recent change is using brass hardware and fixtures now rather than chrome or polished nickel. I love the mix! Heidi Piron Design.





Beautiful kitchen from House & Home. Love, love, love those antique light fixtures! Sarah Richardson Design.








Okay, you know it's a trend when Pottery Barn Kids does a "kids" kitchen version in grey and gold! This cracks me up!! How cute is this?!




And how about in fashion? As I mentioned earlier, previously white gold or silver accessories would have been a natural with anything grey, however, just like the home trend, grey outfits are being accessorized with yellow gold jewelry and watches, and it works!












Happy Friday (and maybe shopping!)


Sheila
xo


Sharing at the following this week:

Craftberrybush
French Country Cottage
Savvy Southern Style
Stone Gable Blog
Peeking thru the Sunflowers
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Peonies and Orange Blossoms
Shabbyfufu



12 comments:

  1. Beautiful inspiration photos!!!
    Have a great weekend....
    ~Des

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  2. Love all these photos, Sheila! I especially love brass with the gray in the kitchens. Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

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    1. Me too Shelly! It's gorgeous in the bathroom! Of course, I redid my fixtures in my bathroom 2 years ago and went with nickel.... sigh:((

      Sheila
      xo

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  3. What a beautiful roundup of all things grey! I think that first bathroom you featured is my fave!

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    1. Thanks so much! And so glad you stopped by!

      Sheila

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  4. Wow, you really found some beauties! I think I love the gold and gray curtains and bedskirt in the bedroom the most! :) gwingal

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    1. Thanks so much! (It wasn't hard, since all these houses are so gorgeous and the photos so inspirational!)

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Sheila

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  5. I saw a beautiful kitchen that was a white/grey (a greige) that had gold hardware instead of brass. Or at least it seemed to be more gold colored than a brass color. Do you think the gold colored hardware is the same as the brass? I am having a hard time trying to figure it out... Like, is gold the same as polished brass (in terms of kitchen hardware/faucet fixtures), or is it something else entirely? I have decided for my kitchen if my house is ever going to be built(it will, but it is soooo slow), that I am going to go with brass because you are exactly right... It adds a touch of warmth! We think alike! Happy weekend, I'm off to shopping at South Coast Plaza this weekend! Yay!

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    1. Oh, I love the brass for your new kitchen (and can't wait to see it!)

      I think some fixtures/hardware come in both and they are different, but for "decor" purposes I do think people use the terms interchangeably. Hope that helps!

      Sheila
      xo

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  6. So excited to find your blog post! I'm building a house and we just decided on light grey cabinets with brushed gold/brass hardware. I absolutely love it! And my husband trusted my decision. But you should hear some of the reactions of my family. Like absolute horror that I was using a brass color! I keep saying people need to not think of the 80's brass - but this is a fresh new version. Now I can send along your blog article as proof :) Do you find that it still goes with stainless steel appliances? Are what are some ways to coordinate the brass with other little touches in the kitchen so everything works together?

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  7. Lauren,

    Well, first of all, congratulations on building your own dream house, and secondly, kudos to you for being so cutting edge! It really is a beautiful combo and I meant what I said in the post about the brass really warming up the cool of the grey. I do think it can go with stainless appliances, for sure, but it's nice to have a couple little things that are brass in the kitchen to tie it in. Even just a little container sitting on the counter that's brass is a nice touch. If you go to my older post on brass in the kitchen (Touch of Brass - there is a link in the post above), you can see a kitchen that has stainless steel appliances and lights along with brass hardware faucets and it all works beautifully. It's the home of Sue Chiara of The Zhush blog (or pop over to her blog to take a look). Her kitchen has been featured at One King's Lane too. It's so beautiful!

    Wishing you all the best in your new home (send me photos when your kitchen is finished - I'd LOVE to see it!)

    Sheila

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