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Trend Watch 2014: Gold Finishes


There is nothing like a touch of gold to add subtle luxury and a fresh look to a classic design. Gold is one of the hottest trends in home décor for 2014 and many designers are creating modern colour palettes and mixing classic gold with nickel and stainless. When paired correctly, gold adds luxury and style in an interesting way.


A well-planned design is the key to making this trend work. This kitchen features a mix of soft gold accents with silver and stainless elements, two tones of soft grey, wood and white marble. All of these elements work together to create a subtle yet dramatic effect. When creating a design that mixes multiple elements you need to start with a strong foundation. In this space, the framed cabinetry with classic lines creates the perfect backdrop that draws the traditional and contemporary elements together.  (You can find more images of this gorgeous kitchen and the sources below)


There are many ways to add small touches of gold in your home and with gold, a little goes a long way. If you’d like to incorporate this trend but aren’t quite ready to change your faucets or light fixtures, here are a few other ways you can add a touch of gold:

  1. Throw pillows and draperies in fabrics with gold detailing
  2. Add gold nail heads to island stools
  3. Update your windows with gold curtain rods
  4. Display gold patterned dishware in open cabinets
  5. Showcase potted plants in antique gold pots
  6. Add gold hardware to cabinets, dressers, desks or doors
  7. Create a focal wall with wallpaper featuring a gold pattern

As you visit stores in the coming months, you will notice a growing selection of gold accessories and fabrics, making it easier to recreate the designer looks seen in magazines






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Rhonda Thornton, Principal of Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry, is an accomplished Kitchen Designer with over 17 years of residential kitchen design and planning experience. Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry is a leader in design and manufacturing of truly Custom Cabinetry, specializing in the art of Bespoke English-Style cabinetmaking, built to with stand the test of time and trends. Rhonda has collaborated on well over 500 kitchen projects and has had the privilege to contribute her expertise to some of the most stunning homes and cottages in the GTA.

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