Golden color in the interior is strongly associated in the mind with wealth, luxury and brilliance. No wonder the magnificent decoration of Versailles, Peterhof, Buckingham and other palaces was designed to impress visitors with the royal power and to cause them a sense of admiration and even admiration for crowned persons. Entire halls, where abundant gilding is applied to the blue or red-brown walls, and painted on the ceiling in a frame of gold frames, the subtle mosaic on the floor still impresses visitors.
Interior in arabic style
The impression of luxury and comfort in the Arabic style is created by designers not due to solid gilding from the floor to the ceiling, but due to the individual elements of the decor correctly written into the bedroom or living room interior:
- There are complex and ornate gold patterns with a huge number of small details that decorate furniture (inlay, mosaic) or pillows and other woven interior items (curtains, carpets, bedspreads) are embroidered.
- In the Arabic style there is no furniture as such, to which the European eye is used. The chairs in the living room replace the large and small cushions, and the sofas and chairs are covered with soft covers, the role of which is sometimes played even by carpets (also embroidered with a gold thread over a burgundy or red-brown background). The tables are low and encrusted with multi-colored elements.
- Bedrooms differ in that the central place is occupied by a massive bed in a special niche. Such niches are usually decorated with openwork details, which gives lightness and airiness to the room as opposed to the bed, which is covered with a dense dark veil (red-brown or purple) of expensive fabric.
- Also in the Arabic style, a lot of elegant decor elements are noticeable, which give the rooms the right color. For example, wooden or gilded mosaic decorates fragmentary niches and individual pieces of furniture, as well as whole columns.
The lighting in the bedroom and even in the living room is soft and muffled, because its purpose is to create some mystery and intrigue in the spirit of Scheherazade’s fairy tales. It is here that the golden color in the interior will come to the rescue. Lamps with lampshade or chandeliers in beige and brown tones, imitating gold, covered with a patina, can not be better suited to create a mysterious oriental atmosphere.
Using eclectic gold
Eclecticism is used in modern design primarily to create a special, unlike any other, interior, because this style is manifested in a combination of sometimes incompatible things: different styles, different textures, contrasting colors, old and new. Sometimes designers are so addicted that the room turns colorful and coarse. In order to avoid a similar effect, the different elements of the decor must still be united by some common feature (for example, furniture of different styles can combine its texture). It is also worth using not a brilliant golden color in the interior, but a matte one, which, playing with different shades on the surface or on a mosaic, would give the space of the bedroom, living room, bathroom or kitchen depth and volume.
This style is characterized by a limited number of basic shades (not more than three) and the minimal presence of decor items and furniture. In addition, the furniture itself is distinguished by strict geometric shapes and the lack of elaborate decor details.
Golden color in the interior decorated in the spirit of minimalism can be used as accents in the bedroom, in the living room, in the kitchen, and in the bathroom. So, strict white next to golden elements (for example, with a mosaic) will acquire an interesting highlight, and the room will be filled with light and air. The combination of not only white with gold, but also gray-gold will also look advantageous.
Golden ratio in the interior
Experienced designers know the pattern: the most impressive eye is not the situation where objects are arranged strictly symmetrically, and that where the golden ratio is applied. The golden section was actively used by the ancient Greeks in the construction of temples, creating mosaics, and was based on the proportions that exist in nature (the structure of the shell, the petals of a flower, on the fibers of trees). In interior design, this section indicates the absence of even multiples, the composite elements should be located so that one side is slightly longer than the other (approximately 1 to 1.6).
The space of any room (kitchen, bedroom or living room), organized in accordance with this principle, creates a sense of harmony, which allows a person to feel comfortable and cozy.
So, the golden ratio allows not only to arrange the furniture in the room correctly, but also to determine in what ratio it is best to use a particular combination of shades in the design. For example, you can achieve interesting effects if you fill in about 60% of the room with gold, then use about 30% of the accompanying color (brown, beige, white will do for this), and finally, take 10% of the interior with additional colors as accents (here purple , blue, blue, red-brown, gray-green).
Of course, these proportions are approximate; in addition, it is important to approach responsibly to the combination of the accompanying and complementary colors so that the effect is harmonious, not repulsive.