Hi everyone! This is Ashley today, with the third installment in my Trending:Gold series. Today, we’re going to talk about color… and provide some ideas and inspiration on how to combine gold on your pages with other colors.
Before we go any further, I’m officially declaring that gold is the new black! That’s right — gold is basic, and timeless (for now!) and can be paired with anything. If you still aren’t fully convinced, think of it as a shinier, flashier neutral.
Here are 10 color ways that I’ve used to pair with gold… some of these, like neon pink and gold, became fast favorites and I’ve gone back to these color combos again and again. Click on links in the caption below to see full size images.
I’ve been Pinning some inspiration pieces that include gold. There are so many great colorways out there to try! I notice that I tend towards favoring either cool colors or pink, pink, pink and more pink with gold! At first I didn’t think that reds, yellows, and oranges went well with gold, but after some thought, I realized that these color combinations are very Moroccan and Indian inspired, and remind me of sun-saturated afternoons in warm places. So, perhaps in a few months from now when the dreary winter days here have been replaced by something more humane, I’ll be on a sunny combo color kick!
What colors do you gravitate towards combining with gold?
If you are still stuck and seeking inspiration, don’t forget to check out my Trending:Gold Pinterest board for inspiration pieces. Or, use some of these below that I’ve put together. What speaks to you? I’ve included some patters in these colorways, for an extra dose of inspiration.
Not feeling inspired yet? Switch up the feel of any of these colorways by changing the amounts of each used. Try using mostly a light background with small pops of color, if you are color-shy and want something light and airy. Start with a hefty dose of the darkest color and highlight with the lighter shades for a dramatic effect.
Before you head off to get gilding your next colorful layout, here’s a layout to demonstrate using gold as a neutral. I wasn’t sure how to scrap this photo of my family, as there was no dominant color in it, and too many colors present to try to match up any single one or find a colorway that would contrast and highlight the photo as a whole.
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