The metallic trend for 2018 is heating up!
Thankfully, the Elgin & Hall gas fire range offers a variety of styles and finishes in keeping with this key trend. Suitable for both traditional and contemporary interiors, they team up perfectly with our micro marble surrounds, available in complimentary soft neutral shades.
The use of metallics in the home can create the feel of effortless, eclectic style, creating character and giving the impression that pieces have been selected over time. If you are daunted by these attention seeking shades, we recommend sticking to no more than two metallic shades; one to dominate and one as an accent. However feel free to mix and match reflective and matt surfaces for that extra chic flourish.
Cool Metallic Blends
Cool metallics such as Nickel, Chrome, Brushed Steel and Pewter are often avoided when it comes to interiors, for fear of creating a cold, industrial feel. However with careful selection of colours and accessories, you can create an on trend, stylish haven of warmth.
The Nickel trim on the Elgin & Hall Devotion Balanced Flue gas fire, shown above, contrasts beautifully with the luxurious Manila micro marble of the Sophia surround. The cream undertones of the marble and the soft glow from Smartsense under mantel lighting, brings a comforting soft balance with the polished Nickel finish.
Here, we have made Nickel the dominant shade by reflecting the depth of this metallic beauty with charcoal tones in the furniture and a complimentary Olive / Grey wall colour. The statement, fluted, Chrome mirror and the elegant glass side table with Chrome legs are added as an accent metallic. The reflective shine of Chrome contrasts yet also blends with the deeper, mysterious tones found in the Nickel trim.
Warm Metallic Medleys
Classic and beautiful, there is no getting away from the luxury and glamour that comes with a Gold, Brass, or Bronze colour palette.
Warm metallics demand attention; so where better to start than your fireplace, the focal point and the beating heart of the home. The Elgin & Hall Exclusive Deepline Radiant gas fire in Brass trim illustrates this beautifully as it reflects and radiates the warmth from the hypnotic flames within. Team it with the Elgin & Hall Milena micro marble surround to create a stunning centre piece, as shown below.
Not all metallics need to be reflective; matt gold patterned wallpaper makes the fireplace pop and blends beautifully with the biscuit and ivory surrounding walls. The Gold and Brass tones work in unison to create a sense of unity and impact whilst the neutral tones reinforce the feelings of warmth and comfort. A harmonious delight.
Why not add texture with hammered surfaces or a mix of matt and reflective finishes on your accessories such as tea light holders or picture frames.
Be brave, clash and blend with this exciting trend. We love the marvellous world of metallics and we think it’s a trend that’s here to stay.