If you are looking for the perfect gold rug or yellow rug look for rug that also have small amounts of cool colors such as blue, green or purple as this will make it much easier to create a stylish room. Not only will the rug go with more fabrics, but the room will look chic and inviting as illustrated by today’s 15 gorgeous interiors and tips for decorating with gold rugs and yellow rugs
1. Gold, Cream and Crystal
When choosing rugs for adjoining rooms, a good rule of thumb is to pair a geometric pattern with a curvilinear pattern as shown above. Top row: The Marbella Oriental Rug 6076GD has a blue border band that will pick up blue accessories in the room; Bottom row from left to right: Saffron Oriental Rug 7016GD, Sigma Oriental Rug 1804EA and Fiesole Oriental Rug 6086C. All rugs are handmade in Asmara’s proprietary cut and loop weave. Rug Designs © Asmara, Inc.
2. Gold and Blue
The blue border bands in the gold rug complements the rose pillow. Without the blue and rose accents there would have been no relief from the gold. The rug follows the same color principle as the Marbella Oriental Rug 6076GD
3. Gold and Blue
For the lobby of the Washington DC Design Center, AD100 designer Thomas Pheasant defined each area with identical cream, blue and gold Marbella Oriental Rugs and unified the room by covering alternate walls in gold wallcovering to tie in with the gold rugs. Image courtesy Thomas Pheasant. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
4. Gold, Tan and Pale Wood
A cream and gold Oushak rug with pale blue accents brings in light and complements the pale colored wood paneling creating a handsome library.
Top row: The Saffron Oriental Rug has a beige background with accents of gold, green, pale coral and silver . Bottom row Left to Right: Pomegranate Bessarabian Flatweave Rug; Verona Oriental Rug inspired by an English embroidery in the Victoria and Albert Museum and Fiesole Oriental Rug inspired by Jacobean art and Pontromoli rugs. All Rug Designs © Asmara, Inc.
5. Gold, Pale Green and Faded Terracotta
Make a contemporary bedroom look stylish and relaxing by pairing contemporary furniture with a traditional gold rug such as the Pontremoli inspired Palermo Oriental Rug. Paint the walls a pale bluish-green to pick up the green and blue accents in the rug. Palermo also has small accents of pale terracotta which resonate with the warm wood tones in the room.
Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
6. Gold, Yellow and Lilac
If a room receives little or no natural light, make it look sunny by grounding it with a gold rug that has shimmering highlights such as the Valencia Oriental Rug shown in this chic master bedroom by Barbara Gisel Design. The shimmering pale yellow, gold and taupe in the Valencia Oriental rug amplify the light which is further enhanced by yellow accent pillows and yellow and green wallcovering. Dark wood and metal tones add contrast. Pale lilac suede upholstery and green accents in the wallcovering add cool colors to balance the warm golds and yellows.
Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
7. Gold and Green
Design a romantic and cozy bedroom by pairing a yellow and gold damask rug such as the Valencia Oriental Rug with fabrics with reds and muted greens. Balance the warm gold and reds with cool walls and dark green bed frame. Image courtesy Southern Accents. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
8. Gold and White
Design a stunning living room by pairing a contemporary white sofa with a gold Oushak rug and then adding a mix of refined and rustic elements as in this stunning living room by John Saladino.
8a. Gold, White and Lavender
Another view of the living room shows how John Saladino masterfully introduces a cool color and a contemporary element with a lavender upholstered coffee table.
The Marmaris Oushak Rug 3212YP has a gold and yellow background with accents of pale coral, yellow-green and cream. Imagine how stunning lavender and white furniture would look on the Marmaris Oushak Rug. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
9. Yellow, Lavender, Aqua and Tangerine
Design a colorful and happy room by starting with a yellow rug that has accents of purple, aqua, raspberry, green, yellow and white such as the Pamplona GD rug in this living room by Susan Nelson Interiors for the Washington D.C. Design Center Dream Home. Nelson says she started with the Asmara Pamplona GD Rug because it gave her the entire color palette for the room. Image courtesy Susan Nelson Interiors. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
10. Yellow and Cream
Create a sophisticated living room by starting with a yellow and white geometric rug and pairing it with comfortable traditional upholstery and yellow walls. Introduce cool greens and blue through artworks and accessories as in this stylish room.
The Bombay 1325CY Needlepoint rug has yellows on an antique cream background. Bombay was inspired by French oak inlay floors. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
11. Gold and Black
Create an aura of mystery and grandeur by starting with a gold and black rug and carry the colors of the rug into the furniture, accessories and walls. Introduce accents of cool colors such as green and purple.
The LaSarre Aubusson Rug 5115BK has gold scrolls on an espresso and black background with accents of purple-raisin. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Gold sequin dress with black tights and pumps.
12. Gold and Purple
Create an exotic atmosphere with a gold rug and purple paneling with gold trim. Mix contemporary and traditional furniture, metal, silk and velvet as in this library by New York designer Garrow Kedigian. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
Another view of the sumptuous library by Garrow Kedigian.
13. Gold, Yellow, Orange and Red
Compose a unforgettable living room with fiery reds, oranges, yellows and gold and balance them with cool plum and white. Pull the entire room together with a faded cream and beige rug with gold accents as in this San Francisco living room by Steven Shubel. Image courtesy Steven Shubel.
The Marbella Oriental Rug 6076RY has a yellow field within a coral and terracotta border. Marbella was inspired by an ancient silk brocade exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
14. Faded Yellows
AD100 interior designer Stephen Sills told Elle Decor, “I rarely use strong shades of yellow, I prefer a faded and toned-down yellow to make an environment peaceful… for this home, I used yellow to embrace the bright sun of Florida. The walls are a warm toast color to complement the lemon-yellow upholstery. I’m fond of yellows in a monochromatic scheme.” Image courtesy Elle Decor.
15. Yellow, White and Turquoise
For his light filled Paris living room, antique dealer Jean Paul Beaujard started with a white, turquoise and yellow 1950’s Savonnerie rug and paired it with a dreamy white Jansen daybed. A crystal and gold chandelier descends from a 25 feet high ceiling. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
16. Cream, Yellow, Blue and Green
Design a traditional living room in grand style with yellow walls, gold drapes, gold velvet upholstery and pull everything together with an Asmara’s Blue Summer Needlepoint Rug or Blue Summer Oriental Rug as in this drawing room in the Greek Revival home of Ryanair founder Tony Ryan restored by London designer Tiggy Butler. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
17. Yellow, Gold and Silver
Design a dreamily beautiful dining room with a muted gold rug and soft gold and pale green Chinoiserie wallcovering, metallic gold dining chairs and chandelier as in this stunning dining room by Jan Showers.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 3, 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.