Learn how to mix silver and gold finishes for a look that’s rich and fresh
House Beautiful chooses ten gorgeous rooms—kitchens, living spaces, bedrooms, and more—from top designers like Celerie Kemble and Mary McGee—to illustrate how easy it is to use gold and silver finishes in the same room. Learn key strategies like the importance of separating different finishes and using proportion to emphasize or downplay for a perfect mix.
Before you assume that all metallic finishes must shine, take a look at Emily Henderson’s blog post on the new matte brass trend. Designer and HGTV star Henderson highlights this rich finish—it’s neither shiny nor aged—and suggests ways to use it throughout the house. Bonus: Dozens of product picks with this fabulous finish.
Elle Decor shares designer Natalie Kraiem’s top five tips for using metallics. Kraiem, who says there’s no such thing as “too much” when incorporating shine, tells how to mix in metals without creating an over-the-top effect. Keeping the palette neutral is one great piece of advice. Read the rest here.
When you think about ways to incorporate metallics into your decor, things like light fixtures, side tables, and accessories are probably the first items that come to mind. But what about kitchen cabinets? Here, Apartment Therapy collects unexpected ways to add gold, silver, copper, and brass to any room in the house.
Ready for some eye candy? These 20 stunning rooms from HGTV.com show off the mixed metallic trend at its best. See how to add just a hint of gold and silver through furnishings, artwork, or accessories, or how to take the finishes to new heights—on the ceiling, perhaps.