From ultra-glossy mirrored chrome and stormy-dark gunmetal down to soft shades of greige, silver serves up an eye-catching color palette—and proves it’s not just an element on the periodic table.
Silver has a long-standing history and reputation, covering treasured antiques to modern and futuristic marvels. You may think of knights in shining armor, china sets, nickels/quarters/dimes and silver-tone jewelry. Fast forward to today, and silver is everywhere in sight—from mod stainless steel appliances to silver iPad or cell phone finishes.
Icy-cool in tone yet powerful and captivating, silver can also set the stage for any home decor style and aesthetic, depending on how you mix in other colors, textures, and decor pieces. Silver is essentially gray in a shiny power suit . . . business-polished yet also down to party—as an accent piece or full-blown focal point in a room. Scroll below for inspo on how the color silver (and silver tin tile) can fit into any home design aesthetic.
Sophisticated ZenImagine a bathroom that felt like you were walking out of an ethereal fog-mist waterfall. A dewdrop-inspired silver tin tile wall or ceiling captures this feeling with a splash of illuminative pattern. Tie together that fresh-and-refined aura with a silver/white marble top or solid concrete ramp sink, a mix of shiny and matte silver metal finishes, and an eucalyptus hanging from a showerhead.
From an urban loft-style home office with exposed beams to a sleek and mixed-metal-heavy kitchen, silver is at its finest—and most natural element—in modern industrial spaces. High-shine silver next to a blend of brick, stone, and wood, and glass adds major street-chic cred to any space. For the ultimate edge, install an antique silver hammered tin tile backsplash or ceiling.
Nature-inspired hues are not all warm. Cool tone colors like silver (and silver-tone metal) add a mountain-meets-desert feel when placed alongside sun-glazed shades like terracotta and tans. Make silver a focus in a bedroom or living room with a Smoky Gray Satin geo-patterned tin tile wall; then add earthy dimension with agate decor, hanging plants, and cozy-textured woven rugs and throws.
Anything but drab or stuffy, a silver hue can also work (and play) in an artful Mid-Century Modern space, from cheerful patio rooms to a nostalgic cafe. An Art Deco silver tin tile ceiling or wall would add shiny pizazz to a space with a Palm Springs sorbet palette of peachy pinks, sky blues, and golden sunrise yellows. Counter the balance with shades of silver sand, vanilla, and camel tans.
For nostalgic lovers, the grandma-chic trend is a modern-day homey comfort. Silver is a historic shade after all—why not embrace the metal hue in all its antique glory in any room with ornate-framed mirrors, crystal chandeliers, classic oil paintings, and luxury fabrics like velvet and silk? This maximalist approach isn’t complete without a silvery metallic brocade or floral wallpaper—or better yet, a Victorian silver tin tile wall or ceiling.
As seen in these five aesthetic trends above, silver is a cool and couture color choice for any decor—especially tin tile design.Whether you love the dynamic shades of silver (or gold, white, black, or any bright or light hue across the spectrum), American Tin Ceilings has all the tin tile colors and pattern designs you can dream of.