October 14th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Nothing quite says luxury like shimmering, shining metallic interiors and textures. Not only do metallics stand out by nature, but they also have a tendency to provide a stunning design contrast. Classic metallics never go out of style and can give any room a modern touch.


Experiment with metallics in your home as an accent. Try painting a stairway handrail silver or using a metallic paint on your washroom cabinet finishes. Make a bolder statement by using a metallic paint on your walls. Consider stripes or using a stencil with both a flat and a metallic paint. Another trend to try is the metallic ceiling.

Photo from Architectural Digest

Photo from Architectural Digest

If you’re not ready for wall paint, add metallics elsewhere. Spray-paint or buy metallic frames for your living room. Lamp bases are another easy place to add a metallic color. Pair your metallic pieces with natural textures to avoid a space feeling too overdone. You can also paint just one end table or small piece of furniture to bring in the luxury finish.

For a bolder approach, mix and match your metallics. Nickel and gold look stunning together and can pop even more when accompanied by a more neutral color scheme. Make the metallic the focal point of your place by choosing a metallic that pops like the fireplace below.

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