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December 17, 2019

Is Gold the New Brushed Nickel?

You may still remember colors like Harvest Gold and Avocado Green making a splash in homes across the country. Unfortunately, on-trend colors do not always have longevity, and this reality makes embracing new ones a little intimidating.

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Today, some homeowners are going gold while others are mixing their metals for a more subtle look. Going with all gold hardware and fixtures can create warmth in what may have initially felt a bit sterile. From all-white kitchens to white marble bathrooms, the gold trend shines against single-color palettes. Today’s designs give homeowners everything in gold and brass to complete their look—towel racks, toilet handles and even plug covers.

Integrity Custom Homes shows how an all-white bathroom can act as the perfect back-drop for gold hardware and accessories.



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If going all gold (or brass) is out of reach or not your cup of tea, don’t fret. Mixing your metals is also on-trend, and the outcome can be breathtaking. Whether you’re mixing your hardware, appliances, accessories, or light fixtures, you can create high drama by taking this “anything goes” approach.

Ann Lee Fuller showcases her collection of copper pots over a gold and brushed nickel range, alongside gold lights, faucet, and cabinetry hardware.



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Just because a surface isn’t metal, doesn’t mean you can’t carry this trend over to other pieces in your home. HGTV’s Alison Victoria is known for her use of gold and brass in kitchens and bathrooms.

But when competing on “Rock the Block,” she took things a step further and gave her front door a brass makeover.



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If you’re looking to try this out ASAP (before the family shows up for dinner this weekend), you can always dip your toe in this trend by adding a gold table lamp and a metallic vase next to it for an instant on-trend upgrade. See how simple it is to achieve this and take inspiration from Lamps Plus.



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The holidays are the perfect time to consider trying this trend. If there’s a statement piece you’d like to add to your home, consider adding it to your wish list. Also, you can give this trend a test drive by implementing it within your holiday home decor. Jasmin, with
The Decor Diet, recently showcased her stunning gold accessorized Christmas tree. Just have fun with it, and don’t be afraid to give it a try.



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