For me, my friend Moorea started it all. Gold with a dark color-- she was ahead of the game and I didn't get it... then, I FINALLY DID :) I used gold instead of silver (for the first time) when Julie from Olivine and I started working together last year. She wanted "gold glitter and color". Now, on our 5th project together (she's moguling it up), Gold remains the constant in her websites and I'm really enjoying this new-to-me color!
I even wear a gold ring now and am starting to prefer it to silver. Paired with a dark color, it's brings out the depth & sparkle and damn, I feel like a woman. WOO.
Thanks Moorea and Julie! :)