I received a sweet email from another renovator (hi, Marcia!) asking if I had any paint color recommendations for gold and cream. While I love gold, I have never been bold enough to dedicate an entire room wall color to it. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of rooms that are painted in gold, but considering our largest home to date was 830 square feet (with 7' ceilings...), I never really had the luxury of going bold (or gold in this case). I always kept things light and airy to make the space feel larger. However, if I had a spacious farmhouse like lucky Marcia does, these would be my picks for a warm, gold paint color. I am going to do two more posts on creams (warm and cool) over the next few weeks in case anyone is interested!
Sherwin Williams Favorite Tan
This is the darkest of the lot, but also very inviting and cozy. To me, it looks like an antique gold color. It has a touch of green in it, which I like. This would be lovely in a dining room as shown, master bedroom, or library.
Sherwin Williams Whole Wheat
This color is warmer, with a touch of yellowish undertones. I love how the design above is done in a somewhat monochromatic scheme; very cozy and welcoming!
BENJAMIN MOORE BARLEY GRASS
The above room has a lot natural light on the paint, but I think in person, this would be a gold color with pumpkin undertones. It is rich yet bright, and makes me want a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
BENJAMIN MOORE SHAKESPHERE TAN
As you can see, this is pretty darn close to Sherwin Williams Whole Wheat, but I wanted to include it for the Benjamin Moore paint lovers. :) I really like the wood and granite they paired with this color. It would be lovely in a traditional French Country kitchen!
So there are my picks. Do you have any suggestions? I would love to add your top colors to my Pinterest Board!