Traditionally composed of copper and tin, bronze is characteristically known for its dull, metallic gold colour. This metal is a beautiful addition to a home when used wisely. Just like copper, when used sparingly it can look classic and understated in the home.

By way of an example, in a kitchen, a classic way to incorporate metals such as bronze is with tap fittings, sockets and switches, and lighting. Bronze downlights add a subtle touch of class without being overbearing.

Pictured: Bronze LED Downlights, Fire Rated, Fixed, IP65, CCT Switch, High CRI, Dimmable

Bronze can be combined efficiently with a number of different colours. Generally speaking, it is a perfect match for white and ivory, this is known as a classic combination for weddings. Whilst neutrals pair the best with this eye catching metal, it's definitely not one to shy away from if you're looking to incorporate darker colours into your home.

What Colours Go Well With Bronze?

Bronze fixtures are definitely not a one size fits all when it comes to colour. Pair it with the wrong colour and it can become an eye-sore. Pair it with the right colour and it can completely transform the interiors of your home.

White & Ivory

As previously mentioned, white and ivory are a match made in heaven for bronze, and a traditional colour scheme that is commonly adopted for weddings.

This can look beautiful in a kitchen space where cabinetry is white, with bronze accents dotted throughout the kitchen, through handles, lighting and sockets and switches.

However, neutrals as a whole work incredibly well with this versatile metal. Next to a pure white object, the underlying brown and gold tones in bronze will jump out. This is why it's important to use this metal sparingly.

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Black & Charcoal

But you don't always need to play it safe... Be daring with darker hues such as black and charcoal and they will complement the metals glint for visual clout.

We are seeing more adoption of these darker colours in living room and office spaces for a bold look that can be dressed up and finished to perfection with metals such as bronze. Commonly adopted through cabinetry handles and decorative elements such as ornaments and vases.


It's one of those, so wrong, but so right combinations. Don't knock it until you've tried it! A blue-green shade, teal pairs wonderfully. Especially when interwoven through wallpapers.

The orange hues of bronze work perfectly with both teal and brown as pictured below.

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Bronze & Brushed Brass

How about mixing metals? All design rules are thrown out of the window when it comes down to this duo.

Mixing metals and finishes can be a fabulous enhancement to an exciting interior when done with tight precision. You should only mix 2-3 types of metals and choose one dominant metal type. This dominant metal type will probably already be in use throughout your home by way of lighting, switches or kitchen accessories.

Still not sure? You can see the fusion of these two metals in our brand new bronze and brushed brass range of sockets and switches.

As you can see, the result is a sumptuously rich, dark finish for a classic and elegant finish.

Dark Green

Dark green is another colour on the rise in popularity. Especially when used as a feature wall in a living or dining room.

Dark green works seamlessly with bronze as the green brings out the subtle shine of the metal. Mossy or forest green shades are highly desirable with bronze as they take their cue from nature.


Bronze with reddish hues work perfectly with deep red colours such as burgundy.

Not as commonly seen throughout home interiors, burgundy and bronze are depicted as a classic Christmas combination throughout decorations.

Bronze can make a home when mixed subtly and sparingly. Wondering how you could also work copper into your home? Take a look at our what colours go with copper blog for more inspiration.

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