Metallic tones are on-trend in the interiors world right now. But more importantly than that, these warm hues add a certain warmth to spaces, and are more versatile than you might imagine. Take a look at these different ways Cherished Gold can be used in your home and be inspired to enrich your walls with this earthy shade.

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Storybook corner

Cosy and cocooning, Cherished Gold sets the scene for a relaxing reading nook.

Expert tip: Try adding a dash of vibrant yellow to bring Cherished Gold to life – or add a dusky pink to bring out its softness.

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Make an entrance

Cherish your hello's and goodbyes in a hallway that really feels like home with this comforting, earthy hue.

Expert tip: Pick a similar toned coordinating colour and create a two-toned paint effect on your stairs. This helps draw the eye around the space, making it feel larger.

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Study in gold

Acting in the same way as a soothing neutral, Cherished Gold brings a calm mood to an office space – all the better for focusing on the task at hand.

Expert tip: A little bit of Cherished Gold goes a long way – even if you only have a small area of wall or ceiling to play with, this colour adds oodles of personality without being overpowering.

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The right stripes

Stripes will never date (just look at the Breton t-shirt if you don’t believe us). Combine Cherished Gold with Peppermint Beach 4, Soft Almond 3 and Expresso Delight 1 in bold bands across walls to achieve a softer take on this graphic look.

Expert tip: Play with the widths of your stripes to create even more visual interest and subtlety.

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Tone on tone

Add Cherished Gold to a muted pastel scheme and you’ve instantly given your space a sophisticated update. Use Peppermint Beach 4 Woodland Pearl 4 with Cherished Gold to recreate this look.

Expert tip: Painting your woodwork and dado rails the same colour as your walls gives a really contemporary effect, especially in a matt finish.

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Cooking up a storm

Cherished Gold is the ideal ingredient for adding a touch of spice to the heart of your home – go to town and use liberally across wall space, or add a hint of colour as a splash-back.

Expert tip: Don’t have a rustic style kitchen? Fear not – add a lick of Cherished Gold to walls and display wooden chopping boards and utensils against your counter top for a farmhouse feel.

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Back to nature

Cherished Gold and natural materials were made for each other. Bringing out the qualities of wood and other natural textures, this mid-tone complements everything from blonde timbers to rich leather.

Expert tip: Give cladding or raw timber a light wash of Cherished Gold to enhance its natural grain and use it to panel areas of wall for instant rustic chic.

Be sure to pick up a Cherished Gold tester in your local Dulux colour mixing store.

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