You can add a splash of glitz and glamour to your home interior this season with the illuminating CHROME colour trend. From industrial chic to rich opulence, chrome interiors will create a metallic finish that is complimentary in both vintage and contemporary settings.
Strategically positioned chrome items and accessories can create a pop of illumination and elegance within your home without an overwhelming ‘Disco’ finish that may be best left in a 1970s nightclub.
Chrome is a versatile colour that can comfortably compliment both neutral and bold colour tones. When partnered with white it creates a crisp minimal finish that fits wonderfully into urban and industrial interior designs or it can alternatively be paired with mustard and duck egg for a vintage colour scheme. Add chrome to pink or lime green for a splash of colour and texture that will give a contemporary feel to any interior space whilst chrome and pebble grey creates a universal colour palette with just the right amount of tonal texture.
Here’s where things can get a little tricky. If your going for a retro disco theme then knock yourself out with some glittering chrome upholstery and swathes of metallic fabrics however if your looking for a more reserved chrome finish then you may want to reign in the chrome to a more subtle and scattered appearance. Opt for patterns and prints instead of solely chrome fabrics and alternate with plain white and grey for a muted yet illuminating feel. Opt for neutral curtains with a band of chrome to the top of the swag or create a scattering of cushions in alternating prints and designs for added texture and visual detail on a plain upholstered bed or sofa area.
Lighting is a great way of adding a central colour theme into your interior and will create a focalised centrepiece with your chosen room. Chrome light shades are a truly versatile fixture that look equally as glamorous in a chic, modern home as a retro or vintage inspired setting. Pendulum shades are the perfect way of creating a visual focal point in your interior and look great in a central living room or poised above a dining table or breakfast bar area. Chrome lamps have long been a favourite in the interior design world and look fabulous on an industrial lamp table or vintage desk for a splash of reflective elegance and refinement.
Stainless steel accessories have become hugely popular kitchen items over the past few years and are easily available in most high street stores. They are a simple way of adding a chrome finish to your kitchen area and look great against contemporary black granite worktops or traditional natural oak. Whilst stainless steel looks fabulous in the kitchen/diner it does not always work so well in other rooms of the home. To create a chrome effect in your vases, photo frames or ornaments then opt for silver, mirrored or mosaic items that will provide a shimmering exterior and create a focal point on a painted or plain oak table or mantelpiece.
Chrome furniture will make a super sleek and glamorous addition to any home interior and will create a sense of space and light in compact or darker rooms. If you are looking for a subtle addition of chrome then choose a statement furniture item such as a table, dresser or bed that will become the focus of the room and partner it with crisp white painted furniture for a splash of femininity and elegance. Alternatively you can balance chrome furniture with rugged oak or hardwood designs for an industrial loft style ambiance that is both contemporary and retro in appearance.
For more inspirational chrome coloured interior ideas then take a look at our latest Pinterest board - Pinterest – Chrome Colour Trend and check out our stylish Mirrored Furniture collections for chrome effect interior items.