2018 Design Trend: Mixed Metal Home Decor

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We’re mixing it up this spring! This season it’s all about playing with both warm and cool metallic tones. Gone are the days of wondering if you’re a silver or gold person because now you can have the best of both worlds with all of the above! When you mix metals, you elevate your space with a cultivated style and unexpected twist. Whether you choose a warmer palette of golds, brass and copper, or you like the look of cool metallic colors like silver, nickel and steel, you can mix and match these color palettes for a sophisticated aesthetic.

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Currey & Company Lighting

Shown here: Aidan Gray Organic Globe - Nickel, Aidan Gray Organic Globe - Brass

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Wildwood Lighting

Shown here: Wildwood Gyro Chandelier

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Currey & Company Furniture and Lighting

Shown here: Currey & Company Lotus Chandelier - Gold, Currey & Company Lotus Chandelier - Silver, (benches left to right) Currey & Company Elsie Stool, Currey & Company Aberdeen Bench, Currey & Company Gilbert Bench, Currey & Company Agora Bench

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Regina Andrew Design Pendant Lights

Shown here: Regina Andrew Design Sigmund Pendant Small, Regina Andrew Design Sigmund Pendant Large


For home lighting, chandeliers are the perfect way to experiment with mixing metals. Many chandeliers are available in both and silver and gold finish. Choose one of each and pair them together for a unique and unexpected look. The Aidan Gray Home Lighting Chan Geo Collection Chandelier is stunning in either the gold or silver finish. This chandelier is ideal for a modern aesthetic with its geometric motif. The designer light fixture, in gold, combines four light bulbs in the middle of a geometric diamond shaped structure made out of straight lines, creating a sleek and stunning look. Another geometric chandelier from Aidan Gray is the Organic Globe Chandelier. Finished in antique brass, this affordable piece with ageless beauty gives off a luxurious feel to your home, with its detailed antique brass polished globe structure.

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Wildwood Table Lamps

Shown here: Wildwood Christopher Lamp, Wildwood Ginkgo Sculpture - Gold,

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Arteriors Home Decor

Shown here: Arteriors Frankie Square Mirror, Arteriors Milli Table Lamp

Table Lamps

Table lamps are a great way to incorporate the mixed metal trend in a subtle but significant way. The Aidan Gray Home Lighting Silver Soda lamp features a shimmering silver finish, but the gold base allows you to mix metals in a fresh and new way. For an added sculptural dimension, add a pair of the Arteriors Malva Tall Lamps for a modern take on the trend. The gunmetal porcelain table lamp from Arteriors Lighting is finished with a hand-applied gold drip detail. The Drum shade is handcrafted of sleek microfiber in a soft pale ash color. Like each design in the Malva Collection, no two will be exactly alike due to the hand applied finish. Mixed metal table lamps work great as statement pieces alone on a side table, or you can display them in pairs on either side of a sofa or chairs.

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | John-Richard Furniture & Home Decor

Shown here: John-Richard Chiseled Vases, John-Richard Illuminated Glass & Metal Lamp


Lighting isn’t the only way to feature the mixed metals trend. Incorporate the trend into your home with side tables that display silver and gold in all of their beauty. This Currey & Company Home Mondo Accent Table brings instant elegance to any space. The wrought iron frame features a contemporary gold leaf finish on the outside and a satin black finish on the inside. The tripod-like base stealthily lifts a mirrored top to give your space contemporary lines and hints of Hollywood glamour. Looking for a sleeker and dark piece? The Currey & Company Home Collin Accent Table features painted legs in smooth black with handsome counterpoints and dexterously joined polished brass ferrules. The Collin Table is the perfect accent table for masculine settings and posh decor.

Home Decor Trend Mixed Metals | Regina Andrew Design Home Decor

Shown here: Regina Andrew Design Model Set - Steel & Brass

Home Decor

If you want to incorporate the mixed metals trend in a subtler way, you can add smaller home décor pieces. Try these Regina Andrew Design Home Doggie Bookends or Geometrical Shapes for a simple way to mix in the metals to your home décor.

For more mixed metal pieces, visit our trend page and discover furniture and home decor pieces in silver, brass, copper, gold, nickel and steel.

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