Green and Gold: December Color of the Month

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I’m a little late this month, but wanted to share my December Color of the Month: Green and Gold!  Obviously, this palette has been inspired by the Christmas season, but I think you’ll agree it’s not just for Christmas anymore. There has been a strong resurgence in popularity of many shades of green used in interiors in both decoration as well as architectural elements such as kitchen cabinets. The return of brass and gold-tone elements as also fueled this amazing color palette.

Elegance! A beautiful velvet upholstered sofa with gilded gold wood frame is sure to be a statement piece in any room. I love how this is juxtaposed with the simple windows and small, ornate drum tables.

Green velvet camel back sofa with gold gilt frame and gold accessories COTM Color of the Month
via House & Home

Drama! You can’t get much more dramatic than malachite green walls and this space is punctuated even further by the almost violent looking mirror and sexy curves of the lacquer and brass table.

Dramatic deep green walls and modern sculptural gold mirror in bathroom with brass
via Koket

Romance! Soft and pretty are the keywords for this little vignette with moss green trellis patterned wallpaper from Thibaut and brass table.

Settee, 507 Antiques; Thibault's Aries Trellis wallpaper, Crown Wallpaper + Fabrics; rug, Elte; vase, Decorum; pillow fabric, Designer Fabrics; coral, votives, Angus & Company.
via House & Home. Photograph by: Donna Griffith


There’s been a huge bump in the popularity of green and gold toned kitchens and this one below by Kelly Wearstler for Cameron Diaz is one of the most bold I’ve seen. That backsplash!

Green kitchen cabinets, gold backsplash, Kelly Wearstler, Cameron Diz
via Elle Decor. Cameron Diaz’ kitchen designed by Kelly Wearstler. Photo by: William Abranowicz

Love the simple form of the cabinets, brought to a high level of drama by the depth of color.

Dark green kitchen cabinets, brass accents, white tile backsplash, brass pendant lights
Design by Black Lacquer Design.

And this rustic kitchen features classic materials and lines. I really like that the walls are painted the same color as the cabinets which really ties it all together.

Green kitchen cabinets, white marble counter top and backsplash, brass gold hardware and shelf corral
Design by deVOL Kitchens.

Could you do green cabinets? 

Rustic Table Scape

Rustic and glam table scape with gold accents and greens in vases
Via 100 Layer Cake. Photography by Kat Bevel

Christmas Decor

And, of course we can’t forget the fabulousness of a green and gold palette for Christmas decorations!

stylist tip: a cohesive colour theme gives a shelving display sophisticated style. Here, the white and gold accessories pop against the dark wood bookshelf and moss green walls.
#MyHomeSense Canada



christmas tree with gold accents and table scape
via Maison de Pax


Gold gilded mirror with wreath and greens
via Victoria Magazine


greens and gold ornaments table scape
via Build House Home


painted green and gold gilded cabinet with greens swag and gold ornaments
via Horchow


December Color of the Month: Green and Gold Boutique



What’s your Christmas decorating color scheme? Do you do the same thing each year or do you switch it up ?

See more inspirational Green and Gold images here on my Pinterest.

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Header credits: 1) House & Home   2) 1st Dibs, but no longer available 3) View Along the Way 4) Maison de Pax



xoxo Linda

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