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Design | All that Glitters is Gold

Design | All that Glitters is Gold

When I first saw a Gold toned faucet, I was watching "Grace and Franke" on Netflix. Specifically, in Sol and Robert's kitchen. It was a subtle gold toned faucet, matched with gold toned hardware, in a villa style environment.  It looked amazing!

Prior to the "Gold Awakening," I generically thought a gold faucet was bright, polished and dated. I imagined the bright brass basic door knobs from my childhood home, and shivered in distaste.    

Now that I have been further exposed to the new Gold trend, I am obsessed.  

Gold Hardware and Fixtures  

👀 Look at this picture. 👀 Seriously look. 👀

Lets note the color pairing:

  • Black & Gold
  • White & Gold
  • Blue & Gold

All the colors work harmoniously. It has elegance, yet is not aged.  Looks clean, but certainly not sparse. Overall, it looks inviting.   

Now, you are probably here because you are shopping or at least, trying to get ideas. Let me mention something very important about gold toned finishes.  Manufactures call the color something different. For example, one hardware company may call their finish " Champagne", while a similar, nearly identical finish, might be called "Brushed Gold" or "Brushed Bright Bronze." Of course, each manufacturer's process to finishing is unique in itself and will produce different shadings.

If you are trying to match a faucet to hardware do not make yourself crazy. Think about it; Often a faucet is front and center with out any shadow casting on it.  They might be in front of a window or under overhead lighting. Conversely, your hardware will more likely be shadowed, especially on your base cabinets.  Another point to bring up, is that they have different backgrounds. The faucet is on a counter top, and the hardware is on cabinets. The color of these secondary pallets may affect how you see the gold tones. PLUS, mixing metals and finishes is quite the trend right now.

I have a suggestion. If you are really nervous to buy hardware and a faucet hoping to match them, buy the faucet first.  Once you have the faucet, then order hardware samples and match to everything the best you can. (Before you drill holes in cabinet doors and drawers).  

We have created a collection of our favorite gold components. 

Check it out here : Gold

 

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