Trend alert! Black and gold, as a color combo, is having a major moment in interior design. There’s something vintage-inspired and glamorous about this color combination—harkening back to the original Art Deco era and later reemerging in 1980s decor. Since both of these retro styles are making a comeback, it’s no wonder that the popularity of black and gold is right on its heels.
While you can use this color combination in any room of your home, one place we particularly love to see it is in bedrooms. With the moodiness of black and decadence of gold, together they can transform any bedroom into a luxurious getaway. The glam design ideas just start pouring in!
But there’s not just one way to style these colors—and it’s not all vintage glam. In fact, there are variations of this color combo that are anything from rustic and traditional to ultra-modern and eclectic. Want to see some of our favorite ways to style a black and gold bedroom? We designed 8 bedrooms with black and gold themes to show you how to nail this color combo.
1. Modern Glam
Let’s start with something expected—black and gold in a glamorous space, punctuated with animal print decor. Since black and gold are staple colors in glam design, this is the look that is easy to pull together. Paired with no other color but white, this high-contrast color palette gives a bedroom a sense of luxury. And by opting for clean-lined furniture, like we did in the room above, the space feels modern rather than “Old Hollywood.” To make this glam color palette really sing, use gold decorations with metallic finishes (rather than matte) to add extra glitz and shine! And there you have it: a modern glam retreat.
2. Rustic Sophistication
The combination of mustard yellow and weathered iron result in a sophisticated look that’s a twist on a black and gold theme. It’s perfect for traditional and rustic spaces, since mustard yellow adds an earthy, grounded feel to a space. The use of wrought iron bedroom furniture—like the bed pictured above—beautifully contrasts with the yellow tones. Weathered wood is a nice compliment to mustard and iron, helping drive home a rustic style.
3. 80s Mod
A classic twist on black and gold, swapping out gold for tan creates a bedroom with gentle contrast and warmth—offering a more timeless and approachable look. The black touches in this neutral space add bursts of contrast, while the golden tan accents add a soothing and serene feel. Curved furniture, when paired with a black and tan palette, gives a mod 80s vibe to this space. (Not the 80s glam you might expect from a black and gold bedroom!)
4. Classical with an Edge
Now here’s a fun black and gold bedroom. This space definitely has a classic glam feel—but it’s not straightforward glam. Instead, it mixes in different styles (classic, modern, and traditional, to name a few), making it feel eclectic and lively. As a wall color, the black makes a major statement, giving this design some moody edge. But opting for a cheerful yellow rather than shiny gold bedroom accessories and decor makes this space feel more approachable. (But still very classic and sophisticated.)
5. Industrial, But Make it Modern
This take on a black and gold bedroom leads with natural materials, modern shapes, and industrial finishes. Using neutrals as a base for the room’s design, black and gold (and some shades of dark gray) are then layered in as accents. A dimensional look is created by using black and gold as moments of contrast to the neutrals and natural materials in this industrial modern space. And it’s not just the chair that’s golden-yellow. There is also gold in the rug and wallpaper design!
6. Earthy Comfort
Green offers a perfect compliment to a black and gold color palette. And the addition of this color creates a more rustic, comfortable vibe, since green helps break up the austerity of a black and gold palette. This rustic transitional bedroom is cozy and homey, with earthy tones of deep yellow-gold, weathered black, and earthy green. For this take on a black and gold bedroom, use a more golden tone of yellow with sage or dark green so that it feels earthy and not too high-contrast.
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7. Très Chic
An super chic way to bring a black and gold color palette to life? Make it secondary to the main color palette. White and pink (or light blue) are perfect ways to set the tone for a modern, elegant bedroom—with black and gold simply being accent colors. By using pink and white as the foundation of a glam black and gold bedroom, you get a softer, more feminine space. In this room, the use of black in the patterned wallpaper adds just enough contrast and texture to make this space pop—the perfect backdrop for a pink chanel-tufted bed. The gold comes in through both brass and gold bedroom accessories. The furniture and decor shapes, along with the spotted wallpaper and faux fur accents drive home a decidedly opulent—but super sweet—glam bedroom design.
8. Rustic Industrial
Industrial style uses a lot of black in raw materials, like metal furniture and accents. And it just so happens that a rusic hide rug is the perfect compliment to industrial metals—while also being a subtle way to incorporate some gold into your bedroom. Golden-tan cowhide offers a more natural take on gold that feels down-to-earth. And it’s perfect proof that you can use natural materials to incorporate this color palette into your space!
What’s your favorite take on a black and gold color palette? Are you all about embracing the glamorous nature of this combo? Or do you like a more down-to-earth and rustic approach? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
And if you’re looking for more bedroom design ideas, check out our blog post on the best bedroom paint colors! Not sold on a black and gold color palette? Read our post on how to choose a color palette to find your perfect match!