Maybe the rich look of metallic accents is not your thing, but the following 10 images may just change your mind! There are definitely a few tricks when considering using chromes, golds, silver, copper, pewter or even cold, hard iron. Firstly ensuring the finish doesn't dominate your room entirely (we don't want to be living in a hotel restroom or office lobby) and secondly using softer textures and colours to compliment your metallic feature to lift it so it becomes almost a statement piece or ultimately giving your space the extra 'wow' factor it deserves.
Here are our favourite uses of metallics:
1. Kitchen Cabinets
Who says you can't mix gold and silver? Typically we wouldn't use both silver and gold finishing in one space, but this simple and breathtaking kitchen has certainly made an impact!
2. Kitchen Splashback
Could this be the definition of modern luxury? This colour combination is truly spectacular - we need more kitchens like this in the world!
3. Old Style Bath Tub
Is this Tin Tin's bathroom - who doesn't love the simplicity of classic monochrome? Whether it's a living room, kitchen or in this case escapism in the form of a luxurious bathroom, this metallic statement will have you soaking for hours.
4. Bedroom Lighting
Blush - it really is lush! A subtle hint of copper along with powdered colours like pink, greens or blues, could be exactly what your bedroom needs. Giving a sense of comfort and warmth whilst still looking on point and very contemporary.
5. Living Room Furniture
Effortlessly glamorous. This living room screams 'Los Angeles' living! Chic is the only way to describe the contrasting shades of colour and the subtle brass-framed side tables.
6. Living Room Lighting
The Bachelor Pad. Metals can help reflect the modern day, masculine 'party house' vibe. Just don't end up swinging from the light fixtures after a few drinks at the bar.
7. Tables and Accessories
Shabby chic look can be accomplished by contrasting different textures like this shabby wallpaper against more ethnic looking copper tables.
8. Vintage Pieces
Eclectic and vintage. The combination of deep emerald green walls with copper and brass pieces is a fantastic combination if you want to achieve a regal look.
9. The Office at Home
Reimagining the home office with metallics doesn't have to be limited to your desk lamp. This two-toned wallpaper gives a rustic look yet intellectual feel to your work space.
10. Your Humble Staircase
Make a bold statement with the brutal presence of iron! If this complex laser-cut staircase doesn't create conversation amongst your friends, you need to change your friends!