They are both great choices. I have gold, but mostly use it in the winter. I use my Blue Jean Bolide in the summer. Also, have a barenia and toile Bolide to try for this summer. Good luck!I am going to order a new birkin for spring/summer/early fall and I am still torn on color. Etoupe or gold? I want a neutral color that will go with all summer colors and prints. What does everyone think? Thanks!