Colour in focus: Glam Gold

We are totally in love with metallics right now and, in particular, gorgeous gold.  It works with almost any other colour and can take your wedding from ordinary to fabulous, bringing in a shimmery sense of sophistication.  It's also easy to integrate into almost any style concept.  We particularly love gold as part of vintage, modern, glam and industrial weddings.  It's just so versatile! 

Below are our top 5 tips for working with gold as well as our favourite 3 gold inspired colour palettes:

Mix gold with black and white for a wedding that's oh so gorgeously glam and totally sophisticated.  While this would also work beautifully for a vintage wedding, we love this palette for a modern or industrial style celebration.  Candlesticks via Colin Cowie Weddings, Jimmy Choo heels (source unknown), glam golden gown (source unknown), gold and black bar stools via The Styleco, gold wedding cake (source unknown), confetti bag via Southern Weddings.


Mix gold with black and white for a wedding that's oh so gorgeously glam and totally sophisticated.  While this would also work beautifully for a vintage wedding, we love this palette for a modern or industrial style celebration.  Candlesticks via Colin Cowie Weddings, Jimmy Choo heels (source unknown), glam golden gown (source unknown), gold and black bar stools via The Styleco, gold wedding cake (source unknown), confetti bag via Southern Weddings.

1. There's multiple shades of gold so  make sure you know which one you want to work with.  From dusky gold, yellow gold and rose gold through to bronze there's a myriad of options.  If you're feeling colour confident you could also consider using several.  Just remember that each shade has a different feel and can change the overall look. 

2. When it comes to metallics, it can be easy to overdo it.  Make sure you don't go too glitter, sequin and sparkle crazy - keep it simple and the results will always be more chic and elegant.

Mint, gold and soft peach or blush are a match made in heaven...so pretty and dreamy and perfect for a vintage, romantic or shabby chic wedding. Dessert display (original source unknown), cake topper via Etsy , pink florals via Flickr, mint gown via Tumblr, party flags via Etsy , festoon lighting via Flickr , place setting via Ruffled.

Mint, gold and soft peach or blush are a match made in heaven...so pretty and dreamy and perfect for a vintage, romantic or shabby chic wedding. Dessert display (original source unknown), cake topper via Etsy , pink florals via Flickr, mint gown via Tumblr, party flags via Etsy , festoon lighting via Flickr , place setting via Ruffled.

3. Think about the style, mood and feel you want to create.  For example, gold and white is super elegant and glam, while pink and gold is brighter, more feminine and a little more playful.

4. Decipher how much gold is going to work for your scheme.  Perhaps you want a neutral or white wedding with gold accents, or a mint and pink wedding with pops of gold.   Perhaps your use of gold is very minimal, laced through your stationery and featured in a few vintage vessels here and there.  

Accentuating one colour over others can actually look a lot more balanced than trying to incorporate them in equal ratios.

Gold decor mixed with lush green foliage and creamy florals is just right for an elegant, vintage affair.  Think brass vessels and candlesticks, gold flatware and charger plates and abundant, unstructured floral arrangements.  Floral arrangement via Snippet and Ink, gold rimmed champagne glasses via Etsy,  golden gown via Lover.ly , place setting via 100 Layer Cake, vintage brass candlesticks via Ruffled, antique gold table and lush florals via Lindsay Madden Photography.

Gold decor mixed with lush green foliage and creamy florals is just right for an elegant, vintage affair.  Think brass vessels and candlesticks, gold flatware and charger plates and abundant, unstructured floral arrangements.  Floral arrangement via Snippet and Ink, gold rimmed champagne glasses via Etsy,  golden gown via Lover.ly , place setting via 100 Layer Cake, vintage brass candlesticks via Ruffled, antique gold table and lush florals via Lindsay Madden Photography.

 

5. As with any colour, when working with gold choose no more than 3 colours in your palette (unless you are an expert stylist who can make it work).  Otherwise it can become a little messy and confusing.  Keep it simple, and if you want variance, use multiple shades of one colour instead. 

Good luck! 

Are you thinking of incorporating gold into your colour scheme?  What are you pairing it with?