Precious Metals

March 28, 2014
Precious Metals

Investing in precious metals is age old, it’s a sure deal. Investing in metallic furniture, however, can be a little daunting. Finding the right tone and polish takes time. Highly reflective metallics walk a fine line between striking and show-pony. How much is too much? It’s a fine balance, but here are a few tips to help you pair your favourite metallic shades with complementary colours and finishes.

Clu Living Aldo Vase in silver

Gold and brass carry a sense of opulence and sophistication. Some might shy away from the use of gold given the possibility for it to appear garish and showy. When employed in good measure, it can offer depth and history to contemporary pieces, or revitalise tired antiques. To soften brass, marry it with natural fibres. Think cane and organic cottons. Add depth and elegance when using brass with matt black finishes.

Copper has been representing metallics in interior design with great fervour lately. The inherent warmth adds depth to interiors. When used outside, the natural patina developed over time tells a story of a life well lived! Copper is paired well with bold, cool shades- think deep charcoal, brave black. It is also livened up by crisp white. Ground it with earthy greens. Keep it simple when using copper, this metallic stands alone with pride.



Surround Interiors Lotus Floor Lamp in gold

The versatility of a silver finish is exceptional. Pair it with crisp whites for a sleek, contemporary feel. You can add warmth by pairing silver with walnut or oak timber finishes. In keeping with our Tone on Tone feature, layer silver with grey, charcoal and anthracite. Complement these shades with cobalt blues and accent with a pop of citrus.