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Mixing Metals and TFL

A hallmark of design in 2019 is integrating unexpected materials into familiar spaces. One trend we are excited to embrace is how designers are mixing metals in both home and office spaces. Brass, gold –and especially rose gold – have become popular staples when considering décor or furniture pieces.

Read more to see how this trend pairs with Arclin decorative overlays for TFL, which provide interesting and attractive complements and/or contrasts to metallics.

Go for the Glow with Brass and Gold

Arclin TFL - Mixing Metals

Warm metals are making a comeback, showing up in spaces in which stainless steel and chrome have dominated. They can bring to living and working environments a traditional, nostalgic ambience that may feel more inviting than cooler colors.

Typically, brass has been presented in a highly polished finish, but burnished, matte, and un-lacquered pieces are popular now. Pieces such as lighting fixtures and cabinetry accents are being updated with clean lines and modern forms, making this traditional metal feel contemporary. From mantles to stove hoods to office accent pieces, brass is showing up in a variety of settings.

Similarly, gold is being used in spaces from bedrooms to boardrooms. The metal’s glamour and reflective qualities make it a stunning vehicle for accent pieces, adding visual interest to any room. Gold also mixes well with other current design trends, serving as a contrast to bold, graphic styles and a complement to other organic backdrops and pieces.

TFL sets the stage for these bold metals. Arclin’s new designs for our Harvest Collection offers outstanding choices to mix with brass and gold. The warm, natural look of Atlas Cedar blends perfectly with these metals. Or, create a stunning contrast with the cooler tones of Ionic Walnut. Designers may also want to capitalize on trends of mixing metals, using TFL’s metallic options to layer these colors.

Everything is Rosy with Rose Gold

Arclin TFL Rose Gold - Mixing Metals

From smartphones to jewelry to car accessories, rose gold continues to enjoy popularity in contemporary design. Pink-toned, rich, yet neutral, rose gold communicates luxury without being overly extravagant. Not quite shiny, yet not quite muted, rose gold’s versatility is part of its draw. The metal is being incorporated into public spaces to create a sense of warmth and style, and into homes through pieces from furniture fabrics to wood finishes. Further, the popularity of rose gold has sparked interest in other pink-toned colors and muted metals.

TFL designs are the perfect partner for rose gold, whether in home or commercial settings. Warmer options like Atlas Cedar (another addition to the new-for-2019 Harvest Collection) bring out the cozier, comforting aspects of rose gold. Or, create contrast with cooler options such as Charles Bridge.

However you choose to incorporate TFL designs with metallic elements, rest assured that the durability and ease of maintenance of Arclin’s decorative overlays for TFL will keep your spaces looking beautiful. Contact Arclin for more design ideas, or with any questions you might have.