Having a Party? Pair Black and Gold for Chic Style

For Christmas, New Year's Eve and beyond, this party-worthy palette can add oomph to your festivities at home.

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There's something special about black and gold decorating, especially during the holiday season. With a few choices, you can add drama, elegance and shimmery style to your tables and rooms.

You can DIY existing tables or accessories with a black or gold sheen, incorporate entertaining essentials or bring in animal prints, like Ivy & Vine did in its home office with a custom bar for the 2016 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Take cues from these delightful decorations. 

Styled Bar Cart with Black, Gold, Red and White Palette

Styled Bar Cart with Black, Gold, Red and White Palette

Commit to the black and gold scheme in a major way with artwork, wallpaper or a quick update to your wall color. Then look for color-coordinated straws, like these black and gold ones that interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., used on her bar cart. Even with a black and gold palette, you can incorporate other colors. Joyner says she loves how refreshments have an element of style to them.

Photo by: Graham Joyner, Metal + Petal

Graham Joyner, Metal + Petal

BE BOLD

Small Holiday Tablescape with Gold Berry Wreath

Small Holiday Tablescape with Gold Berry Wreath

Combine rustic and elegant decor for an original and stylish holiday look. DIY blogger Ginnie Leeming of Hello Little Home styled this holiday table. Keeping the centerpiece simple with flameless candles and a handful of glittered pinecones, Leeming really let her chalkboard, which she decorated with gold and white chalk marker and topped with a gold berry wreath from The Home Depot, do the celebrating with holiday shine and sparkle.

Photo by: The Home Depot

The Home Depot

Commit to the black and gold scheme in a major way with artwork, wallpaper or a quick update to your wall color. Then look for color-coordinated straws, like these black and gold ones that interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., used on her bar cart. Even with a black and gold palette, you can incorporate other colors. Joyner says she loves how refreshments have an element of style to them when you add a colorful straw.

HOLIDAY SHINE

Styled Bar Cart with Black and Gold Accessories

Styled Bar Cart with Black and Gold Accessories

Coordinate small extras with your existing black and gold palette. Interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the black and white modern art backdrop.

Photo by: Graham Joyner, Metal + Petal

Graham Joyner, Metal + Petal

Keeping the centerpiece simple with flameless candles and a handful of glittered pinecones, DIY blogger Ginnie Leeming of Hello Little Home really let her chalkboard—which she decorated with gold and white chalk marker and topped with a gold berry wreath—do the celebrating with sparkle.

USE THE SMALL STUFF

Black and Gold Tablescape with Succulents

Black and Gold Tablescape with Succulents

A gold-rimmed tray can transition black and gold decor from holiday to holiday. Use trays with a mirror as the base, as in this display, or DIY trays made out of items such as old picture frames. Then you can add in metallic accessories, like napkins, gold-dot LED votives and succulents in gold pots, to complete the look.

Photo by: Lowe’s

Lowe’s

Joyner placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the modern art backdrop.

RUSTIC RAZZLE-DAZZLE

Modern Black and Gold Decorations

Modern Black and Gold Decorations

For a black and gold alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme, look for gold nutcrackers, or spray paint ones that you already own. Paper pinwheels in black and gold can hang from the ceiling, or you also can place them on shelves. Learn how to make your own paper napkin pinwheels.

Photo by: Lowe’s

Lowe’s

A gold-rimmed tray can transition black and gold decor from season to season. Use trays with a mirror as the base, as in this display, or DIY trays made out of items such as old picture frames. Then you can add in metallic accessories, like napkins, gold-dot LED votives and succulents in gold pots, to complete the look.

MODERN ACCENTS

Side Table with Black and Gold Accessories

Side Table with Black and Gold Accessories

Look for accessories that mix black and gold together in stripes or other prints, whether you’re buying something new or decoupaging a bowl or dish. Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily used black and gold, along with white accents, in the Parisian-style room redo.

Photo by: HomeGoods

HomeGoods

For a black and gold alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme, look for gold nutcrackers, or spray paint ones that you already own. Paper pinwheels in black and gold can hang from the ceiling, or you also can place them on shelves. Learn how to make your own paper napkin pinwheels.

MIX IT UP

Black and Gold Decorating Ideas for Entertaining

Black and Gold Decorating Ideas for Entertaining

Reuse a Christmas card holder (and spray paint it gold or black) to hang ornaments or non-holiday party decor, depending on when you’re entertaining. Fast and cheap black and gold accessories include tassel garland, which is inexpensive to buy or which you can make out of tissue paper.

Photo by: Lowe’s

Lowe’s

Look for accessories that mix black and gold together in stripes or other prints, whether you’re buying something new or decoupaging a bowl or dish. Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily used black and gold, along with white accents, in the Parisian-style room redo.

EASY EXTRAS

Black and Gold Chalkboard on Tray in Living Room

Black and Gold Chalkboard on Tray in Living Room

A chalkboard is a cute and versatile piece for black and gold decorating. This one by DIY blogger Yuni Min combines both palettes, with a gold border around a black chalkboard that can be updated with favorite messages and quotes.

Photo by: Christopher Oquendo

Christopher Oquendo

Reuse a Christmas card holder (and spray paint it gold or black) to hang ornaments or non-holiday party decor, depending on when you’re entertaining. Fast and cheap black and gold accessories include tassel garland, which is inexpensive to buy or which you can make out of tissue paper.

CHALKBOARD CHIC

A chalkboard is a cute and versatile piece for black and gold decorating. This one by DIY blogger Yuni Min combines both palettes, with a gold border around a black chalkboard that can be updated with favorite messages and quotes.

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