“Gilded” Interior Inspirations Of Golden Appeal

Golden Inspirations Within The Interior
Golden Inspirations Within The Interior

Golden Appeal. Perhaps there is something very striking of the color of gold as a New Year begins.  Brilliance.  Yet another recurring focus upon golden hues within the interior (January 2013, Visions Of Gold). Yet the “gilded” appeal within the interior  is striking at any time of the year. Timeless.  Gold seems to offer a timeless richness.  Perhaps the hue that has historically symbolized wealth and power offers more than a bold impact of rich visual appeal within the interior. An elegant appeal in a hue of gold that endures, indeed.

The term “Gilded” in terms of interiors is something “covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint”. An overlay with a thin covering of gold Highlights that stands out in striking appeal. The term “Golden” is termed as “made of relating to gold”.  As for the color of  Gold or golden, it is a color of “one of a variety of yellow-orange color blends used to give the impression of the color of the element gold”.   Elements of gold.  Of note, the American Heritage Dictionary defines the color metallic gold as “A light olive-brown to dark yellow, or a moderate, strong to vivid yellow”.  Whether vibrant or muted, metallic or swathed in a fabric accent, painted on the walls or statement objects of gilded impact, the color of gold within the interior offers vivid & bright intensity  .  Whether you refer to these shiny hues of interior brilliance as “Gilded” or “Golden” or simply a hue of “Gold”, the mere broad appeal of the color of gold within our interiors deserves our focus once again…

Interiors Of Gilded & Golden Appeal
Interiors Of Gilded & Golden Appeal
Striking Gold Accents Within The Interior
Striking Gold Accents Within The Interior
Interior Delights:  Hues Of Gold
Interior Delights: Hues Of Gold
Interior Delights: Hues Of Gold
Interior Delights: Hues Of Gold
Interior Goldtone Visuals of Delight
Interior Goldtone Visuals of Delight
Golden Appeal Within The Interior
Golden Appeal Within The Interior
Golden Visuals Of Interior Style
Golden Visuals Of Interior Style
Dark Pairing Of Vibrance:  Golden Hues
Dark Pairing Of Vibrance: Golden Hues
"Golden" Interior Appeal
“Golden” Interior Appeal
Gold Reflections: Interior Inspirations Of Golden Hue
Gold Reflections: Interior Inspirations Of Golden Hue
Golden Hues Of Brilliance Within The Interior
Golden Hues Of Brilliance Within The Interior
Brilliance Of Gold Within The Interior
Brilliance Of Gold Within The Interior
Gilded & Golden Interior Appeal
Gilded & Golden Interior Appeal
Gold tones Of Impact
Gold tones Of Impact

Consider the brilliance and striking visual of hues of gold and gilded delight within interior spaces. Certain to be appreciated as a timeless and classic hue of visual interest, the gilded appeal that graces interior worlds will continue to present a striking impact.  Gilded inspiration of hues of golden delight. Stunning elegance and timeless appeal, indeed….

Onward,

Kristin

 

“Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold” – Aristotle

Myself/Golden Reflections/Charleston, South Carolina
Myself/Golden Reflections/Charleston, South Carolina/2015
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A Year Of Exterior Color Inspirations: The Painted Front Door

January, February, March & April
January, February, March & April
May, June, July & August
May, June, July & August
September, October, November & December
September, October, November & December

The painted front door. A striking focal point that marks our entries with distinction. Curb appeal. Although much can be said of the different colors a door can hold, the year in review is a mere appreciation of 12 colors of distinction. The doorway to our interiors holds an opportunity of expression and a canvas, in which within the respect of architecture, a bold or classic color becomes the focal point. Layers of painted allure, indeed.

For those that wish to linger upon compilations of color beyond what is presented in this post, merely search this blog for “Exterior Color Inspirations”. Below is a closer look at the colors and hues of painted delight…

January:  The "Black Painted Door"
January: The “Black” Painted Door
February:  The "Pink" Door
February: The Unexpected “Pink” Painted Door
March:  The Brilliant "Green" Door
March: The Brilliant “Green” Painted Door
April: The Regal "Purple" Painted Door
April: The Regal “Purple” Painted Door
May: The Bright "Yellow" Painted Door
May: The Bright “Yellow” Painted Door
June:  The Brilliant "Blue" Painted Door
June: The Brilliant “Blue” Painted Door
July:  The Brilliant "Red" Painted Door
July: The Brilliant “Red” Painted Door
Aug: The Tranquil "Turqouise"  Door
Aug: The Tranquil “Turqouise” Door
September:  The Rich Allure Of The "Brown"  Painted & Stained  Door
September: The Rich Allure Of The “Brown” Painted & Stained Door
October: The Unexpected & Brilliant "Orange" Painted Door
October: The Unexpected & Brilliant “Orange” Painted Door
November: The Understated "Gray" Exterior Door
November: The Understated “Gray” Exterior Door
December:  The Classic & Pure "White" Painted Door
December: The Classic & Pure “White” Painted Door

Consider with appreciation the various colors and hues that adorn the exterior world. Even if the mere idea of some of these colors present an unexpected appeal, the appreciation of boldness and impact is worthy of our attention. Color changes the world and certainly changes our personal exterior worlds. Whether timeless or unexpected hues, the coating of our worlds in paint (or stain) will certainly change our perspective and add interest to our exterior worlds, indeed…

Kristin

“Painting is silent poetry”- Plutarch

“We paint the colors of our life rainbow”- T. Hameed

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Classic & Pure Appeal Of The Painted White Door

White Delight:  The Exterior Appeal Of The Painted White Door
White Delight: The Exterior Appeal Of The Painted White Door

“White as snow”. The color of pure snow on snow capped mountains, the brilliant white painted door is perhaps the shade of Winter that holds seasonless appeal. Year round delight. White is the color of light and the opposite of its counterpart, black. For certain, a modern appeal and elegance certainly are offered with a blank canvas of white. The many subtleties of hues of white delight are cool, calm and serene yet powerful. Of course, with the potential to embellish with distinctive hardware and seasonal appeal, such as a wreath of green, always brings an added striking appeal to the exterior. Distinction against white, indeed.

Of historical interest, the Icelandic word for white is “Hvitur”, derived from the Old Norse form of the word “Hvitr”. Of note, the common Germanic word “Blankaz” meant “White, bright and blinding”. Like the blinding snowfall on a Wintry day, this Germanic term is said to have been borrowed from the late Latin term “Blancus”, which meant simply “White”. A clean and pure color. Of additional interest, within Europe and the United States, the color white is said to be associated with not only with perfection, positivity, brilliance, illumination, faith, purity, neutrality and lightness but exactitude. Exactitude. There is an intent when we adorn the entry to our interior worlds in white…

Distinction In White:  The Painted White Door
Distinction In White: The Painted White Door
Timeless White:  The Classic and Traditional White Painted Door
Timeless White: The Classic and Traditional White Painted Door
Bright White:  The Classic Coat Of White On The Exterior Front Door
Bright White: The Classic Coat Of White On The Exterior Front Door

Consider white. The elegance of this stark, crisp and yet serene color can provide a clear and deliberate focus in regards to curb appeal. Ethereal elegance. Classic, sharp and clean. Blanketing the exterior entrance. Whether you view the color white as coated in a fresh “blanket of white” or a cool retreat and haven within Summer’s heat, the layering of a white on the exterior door provides an elegant, pure and sharp contrast in painted appeal. Pure white style, like fresh snow. Classic and crisp “Winter White”, indeed….

Kristin

“…Winter is the snow with black silhouettes…” -Vincent Van Gogh

Exterior Color Inspirations: The Bright & Bold Yellow Door

The Vibrant Yellow Painted Exterior Front Door
The Vibrant Yellow Painted Exterior Front Door

The vibrant yellow painted exterior door is certainly a bright focal point and a warm welcome to those that are greeted by its “sunny”and bold color. The cheerful door of yellow seems to relay happiness paired with optimism and high energy. For certain, the bold yellow door is a striking and interesting color when coated on the front doorway of the exterior. A bold and brilliant hue that makes a statement, indeed…

The color of the sun and bright, ripe lemons, yellow is found between the color spectrum of green and orange. Taken from the Old English word “Geolu” or “Geolwe”, referring to, “Yellow” and “Yellowish”, the word yellow was initially derived from the Proto-Germanic word “Gelwaz”. The English term “Yellow” is related to other Germanic words for yellow such as the Scottish word “Yella”, East Frisian “Jeel”, West Frisian “Giel”, the Dutch word “Geel”, the German word “Gelb” and the Swedish word “Gul”. Quite a history of reference to this sunny color of cheer and bliss! Of additional interest, the word “Yellow” has the same Indo-European base as “Ghel”, which means to “Yell” or “Cry out” as well as “Bright” and “Gleaming”. For certain, the color yellow cries out for attention. Attention seeking? Perhaps. Although any exterior door painted in a distinctive hue requests attention and even seems to demand attention. But alas, shouldn’t the entrances to our inner sanctuaries be striking? Our personal worlds behind vividly painted doors awaits!

Bold Energy:  The Brilliant Yellow Exterior Door
Bold Energy: The Brilliant Yellow Exterior Door
Sunshine Delight:  The Yellow Painted Exterior Door
Sunshine Delight: The Yellow Painted Exterior Door
Bright & Brilliant Focal Points:  The Painted Yellow Exterior Door
Bright & Brilliant Focal Points: The Painted Yellow Exterior Door

Consider with appreciation the bold impact of the brilliant and vibrant yellow exterior door. Alas, although there are beautiful subtly hued doors of pale and subdued yellow, it is the bold and brilliant door that joyfully announces the entry to the interior worlds beyond that gains my focus. There is certainly appreciation to be found in the more pale, “Mellow Yellow” coating of soft appeal, but the impact of the bold citrus painted door creates an impact that deserves attention. To select a bold and unique color is a daring choice. Boldness requires confidence. To have the confidence to coat a layer of brilliant hue, such as yellow, on the doorway to our personal world is a statement in and of itself. Color represents us. And of the bold yellow? A confident brush of painted hue that cheerfully lends surprise and delight. Perhaps it lends one a “Look on the bright side” attitude. Color can certainly impact our emotions. A “Golden state of mind”, for certain. Either way, consider yellow with appreciation. Bold impact of a brilliant hue, indeed…

Kristin

“Colours are the smiles of nature”
-James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Interior Color Inspirations: The Bold & Dramatic Statement Of Black Painted Walls

Distinction With Painted Walls:  The Bold Backdrop Of Black Painted Walls
Distinction With Painted Walls: The Bold Backdrop Of Black Painted Walls

The black painted wall. Positively bewitching. The color black seems to cast a spell of delight for the senses. “Black Magic”, indeed. A striking backdrop of bold distinction with attitude coated fearlessly on our walls. Although stated to be a trend in recent years, I challenge that positioning. The bold impact of black is certain to remain, presenting the case for bold impact of elegance and drama. A classic? I state the case. Fearless impact with saturated color. For certain, a fearless attitude comes forth when one contemplates coating walls with the hue that perhaps causes one to ponder the depth that ebony black presents. Bold contrast of a stunning hue within our interiors. Black as night delight

The word “Black” comes from the Old English word “Blaec”(“black”, “dark” and “ink”), from the Proto-Germanic word “Blakkez” (“burned”), the Proto-Indo-European word “Bhleg” (“to burn, gleam, shine, flash”) and “Bhel” (“to shine”) related to Old Saxon “Blak” (“Ink”). In addition, the word black was referenced with the Ancient Greek word “Phlegein” (“To burn,scorch”) and the Ancient Roman word “Ater” for flat, dull black and “Niger” for brilliant, saturated black. Color hues of depth and richness delineated. In Old High German, “Blach” referenced the word “Black”. Alas, the term that finally adheres to the depth and saturation of the color of night. One of the first colors used by artists in Neolithic cave paintings, black is the darkest color in the color spectrum. Yet, an absence of color. The result of the absence of light or the complete absorption of light. The very opposite of white, black is the very representation of darkness in contrast to light.

Although the associations to the color black are diverse throughout history, perhaps it is sufficient to simply acknowledge the visual and magical power when this hue is coated within the interior. Bold impact with elegance. Unexpected drama, perhaps. For certain, lighting is key when considering the darkening allure of black. Alas, the art of designing the interior. However it is found within the interior, whether in glossy black or flat matte black, the bold confidence with which it is chosen is paired with fearlessness and striking style

Unexpected Drama:  The Striking Statement Of  Black Painted Walls
Unexpected Drama: The Striking Statement Of Black Painted Walls
Coated In Dramatic Elegance:  Black Walls Of Painted Style
Coated In Dramatic Elegance: Black Walls Of Painted Style
Black Painted Walls:  Fearless Color With Bold Drama
Black Painted Walls: Fearless Color With Bold Drama

Consider the dramatic and sophisticated coating of black paint within the interior. Perhaps an aura of mystery and intrigue is added to its striking, visual impact. A bold and dramatic statement, indeed…

Kristin

“I’ve been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black.” – Pierre-Auguste Renoir