During the last Milan Design Week, the most popular furniture and decor designers officially called metallic finish one of the hottest trends of 2020.
Metallic finish in interiors
Metals in interiors, especially gold, used to be associated with glamour and wealth; the rulers or the bourgeois. Nowadays, gold or copper are fashionable – and quite popular. They are no longer associated with the nouveau riche mindset, and they match all styles: classic, modern, industrial, and also glamour. They are associated with good taste, unconventional approach, and decorating potential.
For a couple of seasons, many various gold and metallic decorations have been available on the market. Instagram is the best proof here. But how to stand out and make something truly unique and one of a kind? It’s easy. Instead of buying a ready-made object, make it yourself, with a trusty paint brush in hand.
This furniture renovation tutorial will focus on metallic make-overs. How to do it yourself? What media can be used?
Why should you choose metallic accents in home decor?
- they brighten up the interiors and focus attention,
- they add a bit of luxury and get rid of boredom,
- they add elegance, sophistication, and exclusivity,
- they match wood, glass, and fabrics,
- they contrast perfectly with what’s around,
- they give a unique effect,
- they match all other colours,
- as a subtle touch they fit many styles,
- but as a bold accent they can change the whole interior.
Metallic paints: gloss or matte?
We often have concerns about whether gold or other metallic shade will fit into an ordinary, cosy home. They’re completely unnecessary. Gold will fit into any interior. It is worth experimenting on this subject and choose your own way.
Metallic paints have the usual consistency of paint and are available in two variants. The glossy variant attracts our attention more – it reflects the light. The matte one lets us obtain a powdery finish. Paints are applied with a roller brush or a paint brush.
Buy metallic paint in the colour of your choice and paint something small, like a tray or a casket. Do the same with furniture. Instead of considering buying expensive new cabinets in the style you want, try to give the ones you already have a whole new character with your own hands. And don’t be afraid to use metallic accents exactly for that.
Metallic paints are suitable for painting wood, not only raw, but also wood that has already been painted, varnished or stained. They can also be used to paint laminated or even metal surfaces. Metallic paints create a durable, metallizing coating on the surface. What is important is that they do not require any primers or removing old coatings.
How to introduce gold and metallic accents into your house?
There are many possibilities. Start with repainting:
- table legs,
- chair legs,
- photo or mirror frames,
- trays or caskets,
- knobs or handles of cabinets or wardrobes,
- one, chosen piece of furniture.