Best Colors for Your Home: Metallics

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Perhaps it’s because St. Paddy’s day is right around the bend, and I can’t stop thinking about that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Maybe it’s because winter here has been sooo cold and icy that I can’t get that tune from The Sound of Music out of my head:  “Silver-white winters that melt into spring…”  Who knows how it started?  But the fact really is, I’ve got precious metals on the brain.

And I’m not the only one!  Metal and faux metal finishes have been showing up all over blogland.  There’s a chance that gold and silver leaf just may beat out chalkboard for faux finish of the year in 2013.  (Totally kidding–I made up that statistic!  But you never know, right?)  Gold and silver aren’t the only metals at this party, either.  Zinc, bronze, and galvanized steel are moving in on the scene, too.  Take a look at the examples below and be inspired!

Metallic pin pic

 So Shay gold chevron wall

Gold chevron wall | So ShayDesign Sponge dip dyed gold table

Dip-dyed gold table legs | Design Sponge

Little Green Notebook diy silver leaf dresser

DIY silver leaf dresser makeover | Little Green Notebook

twothirtyfivedesigns fishcale art

Gold Sequin Wall Art | Two Thirty-five Design {great tutorial!}

 
Gold papered home office | Houzz
Brooklyn Limestone gold world map dresser
 
Golden world map sofa table | Brooklyn Limestone
Porters-Paints-liquid-zinc-walls
 Liquid Zinc Wall Treatment | Porter Paints
 
NellieBellie gilded animal bookends
Gilded animal bookends | NellieBellie
 
Michael Penney Style ikea gold Ikea shelf with a Midas touch | Michael Penney Style
 
My Champagne Taste silver leaf dresser
Shiny silver dresser | My Champagne Taste
 
Bronze Chevron canvases
Bronze chevron wall art | Jess Lively
 
Apartment Therapy ikea overlays gold
Overlays for Ikea furniture | Apartment Therapy
 
Capturing Joy tin foil desk
Tin foil table | Capturing Joy
 
Greg Natale gold tile Gold tile mosaic | Greg Natale
 
Petticoat Junction siler bedside table Silver occasional table | Petticoat Junction
 
A Stylists Life gold stools
 
Fancy gold stools | A Stylist’s Life
 

Silver changing table | Houzz

ChiChi-Studio-zinc-bar-in-office-open

Antique zinc finish bar cabinet | Chi-Chi Studio featured at Remodelaholic

Ugly Duckling House gilded map

Gilded map art | The Ugly Duckling House
 
Love Maegan gold stumps Gold stump tables | Love Maegan
 
Freckled Laundry zinc nightstand
Zinc Finish Nightstand | Freckled Laundry
 

Etsy vinyl wall stickers

Gold vinyl wall decals | Etsy
 
 
Cuckoo 4 Design 80s shelf
80′s brass and glass shelf makeover | Cuckoo 4 Design
 
I’m curious–what is your favorite metal?  Do you stick to one in your home decor, or do you enjoy a mix?
 
Featured picture in this post via All You

 

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  1. Steve says

    I absolutely love the metallic! It gives such a nice look to the room. As a Custom Cabinet Designer, I have seen plenty of….interesting home design methods, but you don’t see too many people using silvers and golds. Very nice, I may have to try doing a metallic cabinet base. :)

    ~Steve

  2. says

    So many great gilded projects! I absolutely swoon over the gold tile mosaic. I’ve seen the golden versions of IKEA’s Vittsjo etageres and am making a trip to IKEA in a few weeks. I’m going to try it out in its natural state of black first, since my living room is white and black, but gold or a bright color could be in its future too!

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