According to some “rules” of decorating, you can’t mix silver and gold. It’s a choice, only one or the other, and putting them together is a huge faux pas. However, in design, rules are made to be broken and not mixing silver and gold is one of them.
The truth is, mixing silver and gold in decor can deliver some spectacular results. The two don’t clash but, in fact, complement each other when used the right way. They help each other stand out and bring more depth to a space when used together. And of course, they’re both classic accents, so they are great at bringing a timeless glamour to any space in which they are used.
Here are 10 spaces that mix silver and gold decor together in a stylish way. They show how to pair different shades of silver and gold, as well as gray and browns together to create a similar look with a matte finish.
Silver and Gold Decor
Gold accents add a touch of glamour to the modern, minimalist nature of the gray palette.
Source: The Design Daredevil
Silver and gold co-inhabit this charming corner with touches of sparkle.
Source: PopSugar Home
Silver and gold add some depth to the white palette in this living room, which is warmed up a bit by the wood floors and natural fiber rug.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar
This bathroom proves that you can mix a gold frame with silver fixtures to an elegant effect.
Source: Traditional Home
Here is another example of mixing gold from the stove and range hood with silver fixtures in a kitchen.
Source: Marcus Design
The gold cabinets steal the show in this kitchen, but they’re complimented beautifully by the gray marble and silver fixtures that allow the cabinets to shine.
Gold accents bring a warmth and glamour to this gray bathroom, letting them shine against the simple backdrop.
Source: Decor Pad
The mixture of silver and gold in this space is very subtle, but present. The console table is the most obvious mixture with a silver facade and gold trim and handles, but the rest of the decor also have a similar mixture with gray walls and wood floors.
Source: Kim Scodro Interiors via Decor Pad
Gold is present in the light fixtures and cabinet hardware, while silver comes through in the stove and faucet. The countertop brilliantly mixes both to tie it all together.
Source: Elizabeth Roberts
Light wood and dark gray serve as a matte version of silver and gold in this stylish, minimalist bedroom.
As I said, rules are made to be broken!