'It makes everything near it look beautiful' – the colour trend you need to know about

It's an oldie but a goldie

Gold painted walls with gold bedroom interiors
(Image credit: Mylands)

Interior experts are drawing attention to the latest paint trend that's sure to add some serious glamour to your home.

If you're stuck on living room paint ideas and are after something a little snazzier than the usual neutral tones, then you'll be pleased to hear that something old but gold, is resurfacing as a top choice for homeowners when deciding how to paint interiors and furnish a space.

The gold paint trend

Mylands, House of Colour, announces that following a fast rise in popularity for its gold paints throughout 2022, its rich metallic FTT-001™ has become its bestselling paint.

'Painted gold interiors are an undoubted trend that will continue to grow throughout 2023. Luminous and warm, our FTT-001™ gold paint provides luxurious glamour that many consumers are hoping to introduce to their homes in 2023. FTT-001™ was Mylands’ top-selling paint in 2022 and it continues to be at the top of the list for the first months of 2023,' says Dominic Myland, CEO at Mylands.

Gold painted walls furnished with gold bedroom interiors including chair and lamp

(Image credit: Mylands)

We think gold is an on-trend living room colour scheme that we'll definitely be seeing more of, especially due to its warm and classy nature, not to mention how glamorous it would look as a living room feature wall idea.

Marianne Shillingford, creative director at Dulux agrees saying, 'We have always been attracted to the warming effects of gold in our homes. It represents the colour of our most precious possessions for thousands of years and offers the glow of candlelight which simply makes everything near it look beautiful.'

Champagne painted walls with white wooden doors with gold accents

(Image credit: Mylands)

And even better, it doesn't always have to be such a flashy statement but rather muted while still creating an impact in any space.

'Gold doesn’t have to glitter for you to benefit from its positive impact on an interior, so if you want the effect without the bling, try colours like Dulux Heritage Brushed Gold and Masters Gold which just like the real thing have a velvety smooth finish that you simply can’t resist running your fingers over.'

Subtle gold tinted painted wall with white marble mantelpiece holding white ceramics and candle

(Image credit: Dulux)

The most popular connotations that come with gold are typically reminiscent of luxe, fortune, and beauty – due to its nature, we know that introducing it into a fairly neutral-toned home could be a big step for people, but there are ways to ease the transition, as suggested by the experts.

Dominic Myland at Mylands assures, 'Although gold and metallic paints can sound intimidating, using gold on architectural detailing is a great way to introduce metallics without committing to a larger area.'

Intricate gold accent lighting fixture against light seafoam ceiling

(Image credit: Mylands)

'Starting with smaller areas such as the ceiling or door panelling is a more subtle way of introducing glamorous metallics into a more pared-back space.'

'These surprisingly versatile hues pair well with many different shades, making it easier than it might seem to introduce gold paint without overwhelming your space, it behaves almost like a neutral, bringing lots of different colours together with a warm, welcoming glow.'

Gold painted walls with gold bedroom interiors

(Image credit: Mylands)

If going for gold on painted interiors isn't so much for you right now, then fear not, as you can bring that same warmth and luxe to your home decor choices as well.

Dayna Isom Johnson, trend expert at Etsy says, 'Shoppers are looking to elevate their homes, and many are turning to shimmering metallics to add both warmth and personality to their spaces. From dazzling wall art to statement lighting, metallic decor is the perfect option to liven up any room while also adding a touch of glamour.'

Intricate gold accent lighting fixture hung on grey ceiling

(Image credit: Mylands)

'For a more subtle and cost-friendly take on the trend, opt for smaller accents, like brass drawer pulls, or neutral pieces with metallic details, like a white mug with a bright gold handle.'

We think these golden additions reflect even more home decor trends that'll grace us in 2023, and we're excited to see what other new colour trends will crop up next.

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Jullia Joson
Junior Writer

Jullia Joson is Ideal Home’s Junior Writer. She’s always loved all things homes and interiors, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Nottingham in 2022. Previously, she was an Intern Editor for ArchDaily. Now focused on news stories, Jullia can be found down the TikTok and Pinterest rabbit hole scrolling through any new and upcoming trends, hacks, and home inspiration.