Best Colors for Your Home: Metallics

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
 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


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?
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  1. 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. 🙂


  2. 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!