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The Beauty of Indigo & Gold in the Home

The Beauty of Indigo & Gold in the Home

First noticed in “The Last Station”: That glorious combination of autumnal amber and inky blue with all the majesty and warmth of fall leaves against a bright blue sky. Of course, even off screen, designers are not ignorant of the drama of indigo and gold. Here are four examples.

Above: At Matto, an Italian eatery in Shanghai, Darryl Goveas, Founder and Director of Pure Creative International, used golden lamps and rich indigo fabrics to add touch of warmth and elegance to an industrial space. Image via Yatzer. To see another restaurant with a similar palette, go to Laurel Hardware in Los Angeles.

Above: From an old issue of Domino, this almost-black wall dramatically offsets the graphic and gold art collection. See Framed Glass As Decor for more ideas on decorating walls.

Above: At Hudson Merchant House indigo and gold are employed to evoke a more classical feel. Visit Show Us Your Indigo to see more bright blue inspiration.

Above: A little bathroom humor, English color-masters Farrow and Ball use indigo to create and dramatic (but not too serious) bath. To see glamorous hardware in the kitchen, see Gold for the Table.

Love color? If so, visit Remodelista‘s posts on The Power of Pink and Red Dining Chairs.

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11:13AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013


1:29PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Royal and beautiful.Thanks for sharing

10:53AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

It's very beautiful and classy, but I agree with the people who said you need a large space to do this. I'm also more partial to brighter rooms or I start brooding ;)

2:44AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

I love the way that looks.

I would have to tone way down to make my living space look put together and at all like it has been decorated. I love color and have many interests and love unique items so it looks like several thrift stores from different countries trying to occupy the same small space.

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9:39PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

love it, think I know what colors my sitting room will be

9:25PM PST on Mar 3, 2013


8:20PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Too somber in the pictures. but it could be some awesome accents.

3:39PM PST on Mar 3, 2013

Pamela W.: LOL - we painted our ceiling dark gold in the '80s as well - looked awful - had to go over it several times with white.

Trivia: The Sistine Chapel was once "painted" in lapis lazuli, before Michaelango was commissioned to paint it.

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