Gold, copper, steel and cast iron. Metals in the interior at the peak of popularity: from ultraminimalizma to classics. What to choose, how to use and with what to combine? We are sorting out the most fashionable tendency of 2015 So far, metals in interiors have been associated with industrial chic or professional cuisine. In all other spaces they were assigned a purely auxiliary, at best an accentual role. Now everything has changed: metal furniture, walls and even ceilings, they are decorated with luxurious wooden floors, show off pipes and communications. From extras the metal passes to the leading positions. And this is an excuse to look at him more closely. How are metals used in modern space? What do designers and architects offer us? And how best to take advantage of these ideas at home? Copper 2015 European Association for ArchitectureAnd design called the year of copper. And this is not accidental. At the leading exhibitions, copper was literally everything: from wall panels to detached baths and kitchen mixers. Novelties were offered not only by the designers themselves, but also by metal artists. The real discovery was copper furniture, made in neoclassical style. Unlike gold and steel, copper stylisticallyUniversal: examples of the successful use of this metal can be found in classical interiors, in minimalism, in Scandinavian design, and, of course, in industrial spaces. The main trends are copper furniture and furniture withCopper parts, textured wall coverings, kitchen copper tiles and metalized curtains. Stars of world design recommend combining copper, especially pink. Copper, in which a lot of orange and pink,Brings in the house warmly. Therefore, people like to make a veneer for the hearths and fireplaces. At the same time, due to reflections and reflexes in the interior, it looks very easy and will contrast both with the black background and with white. No less beneficial combination - copper and wood. Steel Steel has finally won this yearOpen-air studios and kitchen-living rooms. If before, steel countertops were considered solely the lot of professional cooks, now. First, steel is considered the most hygienic kitchen material; secondly, it can visually increase the space due to its ability to gently reflect light; in the third, steel gray - an ideal companion to any color and material, it is impossible to make a mistake with it. Grevst's Kitchen. IKEA Designers advise the courage to combine steel with othersMetals. This sensation this year produced the unusually functional kitchen of TD Beam Kitchen designer Tom Dixon (Tom Dixon), made of steel, cast iron and brass. Among other fashionable novelties is the author's steelFurniture, steel sliding doors, stairs and partitions from perforated and painted steel and, of course, steel mosaic. Moreover, steel mirror tiles are increasingly used not on the kitchen apron, but directly in the living space, where it helps to create an interesting game of light and shadow. Cast iron Cast-iron beams, forged stairs andBeds, hearths and antique cast-iron plates - all these are true signs of the stylistic tendencies towards the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Nevertheless, pig iron is in demand both by eclecticists and minimalists. The reason is in the exceptional expressiveness of rough black metal, which effectively looks with wood, concrete and stone and gives the interior a masculine, brutal spirit. If the real cast iron seems to you to be excessively massive, use imitation - such objects look more elegant, and weigh much less, which is important for floors of frame and wooden houses.