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Enhance metallic elements with paint colours

If you are thinking about redecorating your home and looking at colour choices, we offer a collection of beautiful colours that enhance this year's trend for metallic accessories.


Metallic elements are dressing properties around the world as interior designers incorporate metals and metallic finishes in high-end homes. You don't need to spend a fortune to get the same look in your home and you will find practical tips here for adding metallic touches.

In this feature we look at how you can enhance metallic elements using various paint colours, either on a single feature wall, or to redecorate an entire room. Shop for quality paints at your local Prominent Paints store, where you view hundreds of paint swatches to select your favourite colours. 

When readers ask me for specific colour codes for images shown on the website I recommend that they visit their local Prominent Paints store or paint centre. What you see on your laptop, tablet for phone screen isn't always what you get. For exact colour matches it is far better to view paint swatches at the store, and take these home if you want to view the swatches in a room under different light conditions. 

So many colours work with metallic elements; warm hues on the red side of the colour wheel work perfectly with gold, bronze and copper, while blue hues highlight silver, steel and pewter metallics. 

Pair metallic touches with natural fibres and textures to create a glamorous look. In the bedroom [below], a pair of secondhand tables are re-purposed and sprayed with Rust-Oleum Universal pure silver to complement the silver lamps. It's so easy to re-purpose any furniture using metallic spray paint. You will find the full range of Rust-Oleum products at your local Builders store.


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