| Sheila Howell

How to Decorate With Black and Gold

Elegant. Dramatic. Expensive. The words used to describe black and gold interiors speak to your inner designer. Black and gold decor is considered luxurious, glamorous and sophisticated - for good reason! This classic color duo works in nearly any interior design style - from traditional to modern to contemporary to eclectic to minimal - and everything in between!

But just because it's classic and timeless, doesn't mean its mistake proof! Here are 5 tips for decorating with black and gold.

5 Tips for Decorating with Black and Gold 

1. More is More 

Zebra rug, black backdrop along with gold accents for the living room

Zebra rug, black backdrop along with gold accents for the living room from decosit 


If you're going to indulge in black and gold, more is more. a touch of gold and black is fun - must a well-done black and gold interior demonstrates you can't go overboard if you do it right.  

2. Glizt Can Be Soothing

15 Luxurious Black and Gold Bedrooms

Luxurious black and gold bedroom by homedit 

Rather than stimulating the senses, a black and gold bedroom can be calming and restful. 

3. White Brightens Black and Gold 

 transitional kitchen

Transitional kitchen in black and gold by Charlotte Appliances Frigidaire

Bold splashes of white give bright, modern appeal to this black and gold kitchen.

4. Gold is a Neutral

black and gold contemporary dining room

Black and gold contemporary dining room from DecorPad 

Use gold as a room accent, as jewelry or as a feature. Gold mirrors, lighting, tables, picture frames, hardware, pillows and other accessories blend in any color scheme.  

5. Black Can Expand 

Traditional black and gold hallway

Traditional black and gold entry from digsdigs 

Rather than dark and gloomy, a black and gold hallway can be open and inviting! 


Whether you decorate with a touch or go all-out with black and gold interior design, there are black and gold antiques for every decor. 

Antique French Empire Style Side Chairs with Black and Gold Upholstery - Pair 

Antique French Empire Style Side Chairs Black and Gold Upholstery Pair

This pair of antique French Empire style side chairs has beautiful hand-painted gold details on the backs and legs. The gold accents stand out against the rich black base. The fabric has a deep black background with an elegant gold pattern. These were purchased from an estate sale of a historic home in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Dimensions: Each measures 34" H x 18.5" D x 17" W

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