Here we share our gold bedroom ideas, including the best shades to mix and match with gold, tips on using different decoration styles, and adding gold bedroom decor and accents.
Gold elements exude grandeur, old-world class, and sophistication. However, not using the right shade might make your bedroom look cheap and forced.
Quicklist: Common Color Combinations Paired with Gold
- Rose and Gold
- Green and Gold
- Neutral Colors and Gold
- Silver and Gold
- White and Gold
- Blue and Gold
- Black and Gold
What Colors Go Well with Gold in a Bedroom
You might think gold can be too over-the-top if used in your guest bedroom. Alone, it can be an overwhelming color. However, mixing it with other shades creates an edgier vibe and personality.
Using gold in your bedroom would mean knowing what complementing colors to use and which accessories and pieces of furniture can add value to the bedroom.
From golden fabrics to metallic furnishing, using gold in your bedroom is all about the drama and elegance it brings.
If you don’t want plain gold as your wall paint or wallpaper, try mixing and matching it with other colors like purple, yellow, coral, peach, or black.
It can be daunting at first. To start with, here are some color palettes compatible with gold.
Pink/Rose And Gold
Gold complements different shades of pink, from pale blush to dusty rose. Rose gold is one of the best shades to represent class and elegance.
Combine pink and gold with cool pastel colors and neutral colors, depending on how you want your bedroom apartment to reflect and what ambiance you want to enjoy.
If you want to highlight the pink tone more, pair it with saturated colors like black or navy blue. The pink style radiates a warm accent that balances the dark colors.
This pink-and-gold combination screams elegance, from its rustic-looking wallpaper to its heavy, sleek gold curtains. The pink duvet adds elegance and gives the traditional bedroom more character. And finally, the potted plant on the left side of the room gives it a refreshing and earthy look.
Green And Gold
Gold is also compatible with different hues and shades of green, from fresh lime to soft sage. Green and gold even each other out, showcasing the humble, earthy colors and luxurious feel. If you appreciate this color palette, you might want to try this color theme out.
Gold is also compatible with different hues and shades of green, from fresh lime to soft sage. Green and gold even each other out, showcasing the humble, earthy color and luxurious color. This is a classic interior design color scheme worth trying out
This guest bedroom combines green, gold, and brown, one of the most compatible color combinations, offering a vintage feel.
The gold curtains, green wallpaper, and brown pieces of furniture may seem simple, but the color combo is classically stylish. Read more about our guide on the colors that go with green here.
Neutral Colors (Beige, Cream, & Tan) And Gold
Neutral colors, beige, cream, and tan, also match gold, giving you a more rustic ambiance. The nature-inspired interior design color palette is an excellent partner for metallic gold.
Choosing a warm color with metallic gold works well to maintain the warmth of all colors. Make sure the colors paired with gold are lighter to be the perfect backdrop for gold.
This rustic-looking cream bedroom combines a softer shade of gold with cream, white, and tan as complementary colors. The warmth in this room is unmistakable and emphasized, primarily through the chandelier and lamps.
The subtle prints on the wall, using black, blue, and white, gives the room character to be more than just a warm room.
Compared to the other bedroom, this one is more refreshing. The windows in the room provide the natural light that contributes to its fresh vibe.
The modern gold chandelier on the ceiling and the gold frames on the wall add to the room’s warmth. The darker colors of the pillows and the bedding provide the balance the room needs.
This dream bedroom is enormous compared to the other examples. The room looks cold with its grey floor and ceiling, if without gold.
The gold chandelier gives the room the warmth it needs to have balance. The brown patterns on the pillows and blanket give the bedroom more personality. Read more about our guide on what colors go well with brown here.
Grey/Silver And Gold
Grey and silver are often considered cold colors because they are part of the cool metallic shade family. On the other hand, gold is a solidly warm color. The combination of cool and warm shades balances each other out.
Gold and silver are said to be contradictory. The truth is that both are elegant and clean to look at. The key to combining these colors is to choose a dominant color and which one to serve as the accent. Consider settling on grey instead of metallic silver.
The good thing is you can find a wide array of silver or gold furniture pieces. You can use them as inspiration for your other home design ideas.
This silver bedroom will have looked plain and empty without the addition of gold, yellow, and brown accents. The chandelier offers additional warmth to the room, as well as the light that comes from the window and door. The patterned chair and yellow blanket also add personality to the bedroom.
This bedroom has a modern touch, as seen by a predominantly darker grey shade. This is evident in the bed style, chandelier, and golden accessories installed on the walls.
The light shining through the doors, the little window above the headboard, and the lamp on the sides of the bed provide the bedroom with the warmth it needs.
White And Gold
You can partner any color options with white, the same way with gold. While it may appear simple and plain, combining white and gold creates an elegant and classic look.
White space with a gold accent is glamorous and sophisticated. You can use a beautiful gold accent through borders, frames, and accessories, whatever works best for you.
This white and gold color combination showcases a cozy look that would make you want to stay all day indoors. Dominated by white walls and pillows, juxtapose it with gold and yellow in the curtains and blanket.
Biophilic colors, or those we often associate with nature, are calming and help you destress. These include sandy tones, blue and green. [Source: valspar.co.uk]
This white and brown combo with gold provides a rustic and homey look. The golden frame plates accent the white walls on each side of the bed. The golden canopy holder gives an accent to the white bed.
The natural light passing through the glass wall gives warmth to the room, and the crystal chandelier adds class to it. On the other hand, the wooden furniture items give the room its rustic look.
Black is an excellent addition to white and gold, as seen in this modern bedroom. The room is dominated by white, with the bed, windows, and ceiling.
“Rich doesn’t mean expensive; it just looks like it. A small amount of metallic gold (in the form of picture frames, mirrors, tassels, pillows, or – for graphic design – ink) enhances a rich color scheme immeasurably.” – Kiki Eldridge, The Complete Color Harmony Workbook: A Workbook and Guide to Creative Color Combinations
The chandelier, lamps, and curtain patterns have a gold accent. And the black borders the pieces of furniture and the drawers and bench near the bed.
Blue And Gold
The combination of blue and gold sounds quirky and weird. The truth, though, is that blue is one of the most complementary colors that can enhance the color of gold.
The combination makes everything pop out. While this is a bold combination, you always have the creative freedom to use enough blue or enough gold to reflect your personality.
This bold-looking bedroom is dominated by the color blue and accented by gold. The bedding and loveseats are a darker shade of blue, while the walls and curtains have a lighter hue. You can find some gold accents on the chandelier and the bed poles, with crystals and silver improving the style.
Compared to the previous bedroom, this one is dominated by gold and accented by blue. The walls, bed, and bench are all gold, while splashes of blue accents are in the lamps and the patterns on the pillows.
The room also has white windows that allow natural light to warm the room and a dark wooden floor that evens out that warmth.
This navy gold mix is cozier and homier than the previous ones. The blue hue is installed on the walls, while the gold accent can be seen on the artwork pieces by the bed.
Adding the wooden furniture, a grey rug, and beige pillows and blankets provides a more cozy feel to the room. Read more about our guide on what colors go with light blue walls here.
Black And Gold
Another bold example of bold play of contrast is the black and gold combination. While some people may be wary of using black, it is nothing to fear.
Both black and gold are elegant colors worth considering. There is this mystery in black and guaranteed luxury in gold. While the black and gold color palette may be a bold combination, it is also flexible.
You don’t necessarily need to have black walls to consider this idea. If you want, you can choose gold to dominate the bedroom and accent the room with black.
You may want to install black decor and accessories or black patterns on your pillows and curtains. You are free to include the amount of black you are comfortable with.
This gold and black combination is a great example of using black for the accent. The bedroom has white walls and a bed, but the accents of black and gold improve it. The blanket and pillows are in hues of gold, while the nightstand and border of the windows/glass walls are black.
On the other hand, this subtle palette has more confidence in using black and its hues. While the floor, windows, and rug may be white, the bed and nightstands are dominantly black.
You can see the gold accents in the chandelier and even how the lamps illuminate. The walls have a golden tint. Grey, brown, and yellow also pop in the bedroom through the blanket, pillows, and a vase of flowers on the shelf.
Mix Gold With Other Bedroom Accents
When we talk about gold, it screams extravagance and gilded, often associated with the Baroque style. But it doesn’t have to be; you can combine gold with Contemporary and Modern styles, too.
Another way to use gold is as an accent in your bedroom. The gold accents you can possibly add can include gold fabrics and pieces of furniture painted in gold color. But do so minimally.
For example, this bedroom ingeniously uses gold decor and juxtaposes it with wood furniture and fabric—the room’s curtains, pillows, bedsheets, and rug have gold inlays. As you notice, gold blends well with wood.
You can also add gold accents by focusing on the lighting. The gold hue can provide extra warmth to the room. Add a golden candle or table lamp. The installation of these accessories can also add to the room’s charm and class.
A chandelier is one of the most popular gold lighting accessories that screams elegance. Installing a chandelier alone can add sophistication to a bedroom. How much more if this is made of gold?
The chandelier and lighting installed on the wall of this bedroom illuminate a gold hue that provides extra glow to the room. The candle on the wall lamps and chandelier add to the room’s charm and give it a Baroque-ish feel.
If gold paint is not your thing, try installing gold wallpaper. Some of the best ones match well with neutral colors like yellow and brown. Make sure that it matches the other elements of your bedroom. This includes your pieces of furniture and curtains.
Golden wallpaper mostly has interesting textures and paper types. The texture provides more character to the wallpaper, adding personality to the room it is installed in.
In this case, this contemporary bedroom has wallpaper with geometric accents that seem to have a life of their own. The texture and design change the room’s appeal compared to plain gold wallpaper. The edginess of the wallpaper is balanced out by including fluffy pillows.
See more related content in our article about the different colors that go with gold on this page.