Go For the "Gold" In Your New Kitchen or Bath

Glamorous gold masterfully folded into a home's interior design is a timeless way to add a hint (or a heap!) of panache. Whether you're refreshing an existing room or building new, gold as a décor strategy promises to elevate the character of your kitchen or bath.

At HPM Building Supply, more of the brands we know and love are debuting gold-finished or gold-colored products for these two all-important, high-traffic rooms. Our design team shares a few style tips for all the gold-curious homeowners out there looking for ideas.

The gold standard

In ancient cultures from Egyptian to Aztec, gold was a mark of the elite, used in ornaments, weaponry, jewelry, furniture and more to symbolize royalty, divinity or purity. Today the prized yellow metal is thankfully much more accessible.

In the design world, gold works well for anchoring a specific style or dropping it in as an accent color. From paint to flooring, plumbing and hardware, many of the top kitchen and bath brands offer gold options in their seasonal and regular product lines. Whether or not it happens to be trending at the moment, designers and style experts will tell you that gold is both highly versatile and always in vogue.


Creative uses for gold

Warm gold is great for lifting a neutral color palette. From shiny yellow polished gold to rose and rustic matte, you can find a variety of exquisite gold-toned products for kitchen and bath, ranging from illumination to fixtures and finishes.

Let gold shine in your kitchen or bath by using it to jazz up a monochromatic look or add contrast—think gold-legged barstools under a matte black kitchen counter, or stainless steel appliances next to gold-finished hanging lamps.

Instead of the customary "builder's choice" nickel or chrome hardware, infuse a touch of elegance by finishing drawers and cabinets with gold knobs and pulls—like Amerock's Golden Champagne pulls and knobs.

In a classic tuxedo-style kitchen, with black base cabinets and white upper cabinets, gold anything will create a layer of colorful intrigue. For a marble-heavy bathroom, go for gold-finished plumbing like these brushed gold faucets from Moen.


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More golden opportunities

For baths that need an extra spark, a gold-rimmed mirror, golden shower heads and knobs, or gold vanity lighting can add an air of opulence. In the kitchen, you can order gold-finished ranges, refrigerators, range-hoods and other appliances from high-end manufacturers.

In either room, choose countertops made of gold-veined granite or quartz (such as Brittanicca Gold from Cambria), add hexagonal gold-rimmed backsplash tiles or search for tile flooring in gold tones. For a bold twist, offset the dominant color with a painted gold accent wall (try Benjamin Moore's Fields of Gold), gold shelves or gold wall sconces.

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Imagine splashing water on your face every morning in a sunny yellow gold sink, or washing dishes with a brushed gold single-handle pull-down kitchen faucet! Whatever ways you decide to showcase gorgeous gold in your home design, it's sure to enhance the ambiance of your kitchen or bath and make everyday chores more colorful and enjoyable.

Explore the possibilities of gold in your kitchen or bath. HPM's experienced designers can help provide inspiration and guide you in creating the kitchen or bath of your dreams.

Schedule a complimentary virtual design session with an
HPM Kitchen and Bath Designer at one of our HPM Design Centers:

Hilo (808) 319-2249

Waimea (808) 885-0122

Kona (808) 319-2361

Kauai (808) 332-7376



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