Don’t worry this isn’t a post about the 80’s TV game show Going For Gold. And apologies if you now can’t get the irritatingly catchy theme tune out of your head. No this post is about why you seriously need to consider gold fittings in your new kitchen or bathroom
I know I know you probably feel like you’ve only just got rid of all your old Victorian brass plug sockets and light switches. And some of you might even have made the move from polished chrome to satin chrome or nickel by now. And if you were seduced by the copper trend it might be too early for yet another hardware change. But I promise you this is worth taking a look at. I’ll even stick my neck out and say it’s going to be a keeper not a fad. So shall we start in the kitchen?
Giving your kitchen the Midas touch
Gold handles undoubtedly work best with dark furniture. Don’t worry that your appliances might still be stainless steel. Unless your last name is Versace a gold oven or hob would be a step too far. The gold touches should be accessories not the kitchen.
Gold taps stand out whether your worktops are dark or light.
And gold works equally well with traditional and contemporary style kitchens. I particularly like to see it used with grey gloss kitchens.
But you don’t need a bold colour to make gold work it can add warmth to an all white kitchen.
So if I’ve convinced you the good news is gold handles are everywhere, although the trick is to search for polished brass rather than gold. More Handles in Carlisle have a great selection and you can order online.
Contemporary gold kitchen taps are not so plentiful (ironically like gold dust….), unless you have a few bucks. But don’t worry if you don’t as IKEA has one for just £90.
I also found these three on eBay for under £100.
Now I could write a whole post about gorgeous gold lighting. In fact I will (when I get chance) so subscribe if you don’t want to miss it…..
Working Gold Into Your Bathroom
The same principles in terms of style and colour apply in bathrooms.
Traditional or contemporary, light or bold colours, gold works across the board.
There are so many more fabulous opportunities to accessorise in a bathroom too – lighting, mirrors, towel rails etc.
The choice of contemporary gold bathroom taps is still a little limited but I recently used the Mode Spencer champagne gold range from Victoria Plum. in Solo Beauty in Workington (full before and afters soon).
The range includes basin and bath taps, showers and accessories.
I also added this little bit of bling in their customer bathroom….
Retailers still need to catch up and start producing affordable gold shower enclosures, but if you can have a walk in then you can get a gold stabilising bracket from Kudos.
So what do you think, have I convinced you to at least consider gold? Or are you now sold on gold so to speak…