Precious metals have long been synonymous with luxury and good taste. In 2015, silver and gold have shimmied out of the jewel box and onto the wall — and whether subtle silver or bold gold, wallpapers with hints of metallic are hardly wallflowers. The designers at York Wallcoverings have taken a shine to the full spectrum, creating a post-modern ogee-with-an-edge; mylar damasks; metallic corks; and a ballroom-worthy trompe l’oeil.

Venetia in Silver is from the Silver Leaf II collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.

Venetia in Silver is from the Silver Leaf II collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.

With Venetia, a softly gleaming background bears the patina of passing time, while the elaborate raised design and contrasting inked shadows create a trompe l’oeil illusion of deep dimension.

Cork in Steel Blue/Silver is from the Modern Nature collection by Candice Olson for York Wallcoverings.

Cork in Steel Blue/Silver is from the Modern Nature collection by Candice Olson for York Wallcoverings.

Crafted with genuine cork, the surprise of subtle metallic ink glimmering from beneath the surface is an enchanting mix of the earthy and elegant in this Candice Olson for York design.

Casablanca in Cream/Radiant Gold is from the Designer Damasks collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.

Casablanca in Cream/Radiant Gold is from the Designer Damasks collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.

Casablanca is a larger than life damask is updated with glitter, adding sparkle and shine to a timeless pattern.

Catalina in Khaki/Gold (SL5688) is from the Silver Leaf II collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.

Catalina in Khaki/Gold is from the Silver Leaf II collection by Ronald Redding Designs for York Wallcoverings.

Grand in scale with oversized leaves reminiscent of a towering tropical canopy, Catalina‘s sophisticated silhouette of metallic ink shines against a faux woven background.

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