Model Chrissy Teigen knows exactly how to provoke a conversation in the design world – whether through the clothes that hang in her closet – or the furnishings in her home. The latter is the case this week after Chrissy shared an up-to-date family portrait featuring her third child, Esti Maxine, who was born last month.
Chrissy and her Academy Award-winning husband, John Legend, are pictured with their children in front of a statement gold wall – located in the power couple's home (designed by H&G favorite designer Jake Arnold, no less).
This metallic wall makes an unrivaled statement amid their open-plan living space – and it's a design feature that's not for the faint of heart. However, if you're tempted by Chrissy Teigen's paint ideas – you may be happy to know that this hue has approval from those in the design industry – so you can paint with more confidence.
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While gold may seem like a somewhat unconventional color idea – the paint experts at Benjamin Moore suggest that this hue has a firm place amid spring and summer trends this 2023 – and of course, with the model's approval, we're inclined to agree.
'From soft, pale sunshine to zingy lime-tinted yellow, 'golden tones' is all about bringing the warmth of summer into your home [at all times of the year],' the experts say. They say that the color is particularly beautiful when paired when teamed with white or black – or other golds – for a beautiful luxe aesthetic that will, of course, come with celebrity approval.
'This look can be anything from anything from quiet and gentle to striking and memorable,' they say. 'The choice is yours.'
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Gold knows how to make a statement – so learning how to style this hue (as effortlessly as Chrissy's) can feel complicated. Or at least, it can, without the right advice. Ashley Banbury, the senior color designer for Krylon, recommends pairing the color with rich green tones that bring another sense of the natural world to this sunshine hue.
'Many of us find great comfort in the natural world,' he says. You should pair these organic hues with colors 'like gold, sandstone, and copper, which give a textural nod to nature' and make your space feel grounded – while completing the golden hues – and golden hue to make the statement it deserves.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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