Contemporary interiors turn convention on its heads—be it in terms of new finishes, accents, silhouettes or materials. Another defining characteristic of this aesthetic? It teaches us that there’s no rule set in stone including that metals can’t coexist harmoniously with other materials! In the true contemporary style, we are going to bust this myth and show how wonderfully well metals can work with other materials, even tones within their own brethren!
Metal with Marble
Although milky white grainy marbles meld nicely with gold-hued metallics—for a modern opulent mix, we’d recommend juxtaposing their warmer tones with each other. When using the same undertones, make sure you are playing with the textures for a dramatic interaction. Adorning the reception desk here is the Classic 471 Polished Goldtone from Homapal. We love how its glossy finish complements the gilded veined patterning of marble.
Metal with wood
If you ask us, we’d say metal and wood is a match made in heaven. The warmth of the wood commingles magically with the coldness of the metal resulting in a satisfying balance. The elegant micro cracked surface of Homapal’s New Crisp Anthracite 809/252 strikes an interesting partnership with the contemporary elegance of the whitewashed wood flooring.
Metal with exposed elements
A sense of urbane sophistication pervades this bistro as the coarseness of Homapal’s latest laminate Brass Moon 500/502 gets together with the refined rawness of exposed brick walls. Metals, especially those in antique copper and brass get along really with the laid-back, undone feel of the exposed elements of the factory-chic aesthetic.
Metal with leather and wood
The coming together of wood, leather and metal accents in interior design brings to life a classic composition. Handsomely weathered metal with leather accents looks perfect when trying to achieve a luxurious look. When paired with wood and leather, metal looks spectacular while creating a visual harmony owing to the discreet nature of the two materials. Look at the just-launched Copper Diamond Antique 690/340 from Homapal on the wall—it sets off the leathered seats and wooden legs of the bar stools.