Dua Lipa's unexpected kitchen wall brings a 'dramatic, yet liveable flair' to her space, say experts

The singer incorporates warmth and drama with an on-trend twist – and it has powerful implications for her home

Dua Lipa
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Silver and gold, silver and gold. The precious metals have an almost hypnotic hold on us as a culture. In interiors, we most often think of metallics in terms of hardware, light fixtures, or maybe the occasional shimmery piece of furniture, but that's all changing. Dua Lipa shared a video featuring her metallic gold accent wall, and it's changed how we see this tricky hue.

The singer's metallic paint technique creates a bold and warm energy in her space, while the sheen gives the room a luxe feel. It reminds us that decorating with gold is accessible, we just need to find the right canvas. 


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The accent wall has serious implications for Dua's space. Kelly Collins, interior designer and Head of Creative at Swyft Furniture, states: 'The main benefit of having a gold wall in this space is to warm up the kitchen against the white marble and light oak table, which can make a room appear quite cold without some warm tones included.' It perfectly compliments Dua Lipa's otherwise neutral decor.

Interior Designer
Kelly Collins
Interior Designer
Kelly Collins

Kelly Collins is a trained interior designer and head of creative at the furniture company Swyft. Her role involves observing furniture trends and working with designers and influencers to create spaces anchored by beautiful pieces. 

Danya Johnson, trend expert at Etsy, adds that Dua's paint color is particularly beautiful as a kitchen wall color.  

She states: 'An accent golden wall adds a dramatic, yet liveable flare to any room. As the heart of the home, the kitchen is a go-to place for almost everything and the most used room in the house. Matte copper or gold walls can bring warmth to the kitchen while not overpowering the space, especially when paired with dark wood and white walls.' If you're thinking of trying out this look, using it as a kitchen accent wall is a great place to start.

Dayna Isom Johnson
Dayna Isom Johnson

Dayna Isom Johnson is Etsy's trend expert with over a decade of experience unearthing the latest and chicest styles. She is unwavering in her pursuit of new and unique finds and is passionate about helping shoppers find exceptional pieces that showcase their personal style.

Furthermore, Dua's gold accent wall will be a huge interior design trend of 2024. Dayna says: ' Metallics are a timeless classic that is rising in popularity - from dazzling wall art to statement lighting, metallic decor is the perfect option to liven up any room while also adding a touch of glamor.' Kelly adds, 'We've seen that chrome colors will be popular later this year and in 2025.' The gold accent wall look fits perfectly into this color trend

Dua Lipa's kitchen is kickstarting the metallic paint trend, a look that will define 2024.  The accent wall look is coming back in full force.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.