Apartment Therapy had a post featuring a designer from the Netherlands, who designed a home around frames of metallic color. Designer Marcel Prins,who was designing the Berrington House in Munich, painted all the walls in metallic paint in blocks of different hues of green, bronze, and gold. The Berrington-house features 24 colours metallic colors that flow from one room to another in different shades. Metallic paint has a glamorous feel to it that when decorating, you want to consider like objects with similar properties with glossy finishes such as marble, lacquered furniture, glass and mirrors. Metallic paint will almost bring light into any room because of its over all shine.
Metallic paint also called polychromatic or "metal flake" paint, is used on the majority of new cars as metallic paint can show off the contours of bodywork better than solid paint. Small metal flakes in the paint create a sparkling effect.
Ralph Lauren has the widest selection of metallic paint colors on the market. His Regent Metallic collection features 40 paint colors to choose from. Ralph Lauren Paints are no longer available at Home Depot, although there are plenty of stores in your local area which carry his brand. Visit the Ralph Lauren Paint Website for locations in your area which carry his line. It is best to consider a base color very close to the metallic paint you choose. If you do not choose a base, you will most likely need three or more layers of the metallic paint to get an adequate finish.