Interior Trend: Metallic
Metallic colour pallets have recently earned a position within the world of interior design and have slowly, but surely, been creeping into more places in your home than we could have ever imagined.
Finding their way into our kitchens and bathrooms, subtle metallic paints, tiling and fabric choices are being widely used, all in the pursuit of keeping up with new interior styles and design trends. Have a quick glance around the average UK home, and you’ll see that metallic wallpapers and flooring are replacing staid interiors, giving them an invigorated and chic revival.
We’ll show you some examples of the most popular uses for metallic colours and materials to revitalise your home interior.
A Hint of Chrome
A simple way to add little chrome metallic touches to your home is to select a sofa or occasional furniture which introduces small areas of chrome banding. Although such features are only minimal in the grand scheme of things, they will complement the overall look and feel of your home.
This living room has been styled to take this into account, take note of is the subtlety of the chrome feet of the sofa – not over-bearing feature, but instead, they add to the overall design effect and accompany the chrome lampshade and stand.
Walls and Features
If transforming your entire home into a metallic marvel is not something within your budget, why not consider adding small metallic features or dedicate one wall of a room to feature wallpaper with a complimentary colour pallet.
A wall feature sets the tone within the living room, which these owners have built upon using various furniture and decorative items.
Place features and decorative pieces around your home to highlight the metallic theme – why not upcycle chairs, clocks, photo frames, ornaments or things that are of sentimental value?
This wall feature sets a metallic tone in the room, which the owners have built upon using various furniture and decorative items.
Place features and decorative pieces around your home to highlight the metallic theme – think of old chairs, clocks, photo frames, ornaments or things that are of sentimental value.
The colours you select will set the scene for your entire interior design project and they are a great way to create the right atmosphere. The Dulux ‘Colour of the Year’ is Copper Blush, a warm colour which demonstrates the increasing popularity of metallic interior design.
Copper Blush is the perfect colour to use if you want to create an atmosphere of antiquity – it can be used to create a bold, powerful influence in a room or it can also be used to subtlety set a shabby-chic tone.
You may also want to experiment with silver paint, matt blacks and luxurious velvet fabrics to create a contrasting wave of textures and colours to complement your metallic colour pallet.
Choosing the right flooring is essential and deciding on what to use will directly depend upon the colour scheme you have adopted. We have a range of enduring vinyl’s that can be a great base emulating stone tiles and creating warmth and softness underfoot.
Alternatively, a subtle grey carpet could also complement your metallic colour pallet choices.