We’ve chosen a metallic shade for this week’s Home Tones topic. It’s not a sparkling, showy metallic like gold; but it possesses a rich, reflective quality all the same – and a real depth of colour which can be quite sumptuous. This is especially so if it is warmed up with accessories made from wool, cashmere, suede or fur.
It can form a neutral scheme with different shades & tones of pewter subtly layered on top of each other – or lifted with colours such as purple or yellow which work very well. It compliments all types of wood too – from a contemporary beech kitchen worktop against a shimmering pewter coloured splash back – to the classic look of antique pewter sitting on richly patinated oak furniture.