Homefront: Gold Rush

The hottest color trend this fall gets a warm welcome at home.


The cozy fall tones you’re used to just got a makeover and decided to come out of their shells — with a little sparkle. Use a bold metallic to add a subtle shimmer to a tile backsplash or contrast with white or black for instant drama. Just remember — gold makes a strong statement in small doses, so use accents sparingly for maximum effect.

From upper left:

Wallcovering: Tokyo Metallic Leaf Wallcovering by Phillip Jeffries, available through your designer from Croce, Marketplace Design Center.

Large tile: Corten Collection porcelain tile in Gold by Tau Cerámica, $8.99 per square foot at LA Signature, Marketplace Design Center, Philadelphia.

Paint: Benjamin Moore Studio Finishes Latex Metallic Glaze in Gold (top), $42.99 per quart at Old City Paint & Decorating, Philadelphia; and Behr Premium Plus with Style Metallic paint in 14 Carat (bottom), $19.97 per quart at The Home Depot, Philadelphia.

Small tiles: Gold Silk glossy circle and square tiles from Jasba’s M2 collection, both $32 per square foot at LA Signature, Marketplace Design Center.

Wallpaper: Waldorf Collection hand-printed wallpaper in Astor Spot by Cole & Son, available through your designer from Lee Jofa, Marketplace Design Center.