How To Use Metallics

Everyone needs a little sparkle, a glimmer of a twinkle in their life and your interiors are no different. Metallic tones appear in just about every one of my 10-colour palettes and styling themes. My Tradewinds colour palette invited the lustrous tails of mermaids and mythical serpents, and the glistening scales of fish. The subtle sparkle of mother of pearl has always enchanted me, too, and I love the varying degrees of metallic that you can play with to bring something more to a space.

I love the contrast in texture that a metallic finish offers and the way it picks up and reflects the light and other colours in a room. I might use paint with a hint of shimmer or a sprinkling of glitter, a textile or cushion with a beaded or sequined embellishment, or perhaps fill shelves with objects made of precious and everyday metal, decorative silver pieces and tableware, or gold-papered boxes, things made of pressed tin or bronze.

Mirrors and all kinds of glass should also be introduced for their wonderful light-enhancing qualities. Natural light being one of the easiest ways to not only make a room more welcoming but also exaggerate a small space, if you can work in any elements, such as a hint of metallic here & there, that will amplify the light, you should! It's a stylist's trick of the trade.

FILED 08, Jul 2016

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  • 0429 589 982
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY 10AM-4pm OR BY APPOINTMENT