Create a unique feature wall by combining complementing colours and masking off sections for alternating stripes, horizontal lines, or geometric designs. Keep the rest of your scheme simple to make gold the focal point. This look was created using Cherished Gold matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5l
Get a head start on next year’s decorating with a little help from Dulux, which has named ‘Cherished Gold’ as its Colour of the Year for 2016. A warm shade similar to mustard or ochre, it looks great paired with neutrals, blush pinks, dark indigo or monochrome schemes — or with copper accents and bare woods.
Try your hand at paint techniques such as sponging, ombre and linear designs for a trend-led look, or create a stylish scheme with golden-inspired furniture and accessories.
Rag rolling is making a gentle comeback and looks great with calmer, neutral and metallic-inspired colours. Taking Cherished Gold as a base colour, use Soft Almond 2 and Soft Cinnebars 5 matt emulsions, £24.49 for 2.5l by Dulux, to create a softer, relaxed look, which is warmed with a rich dark wooden floor