Although metal may be known to have natural physical - and even visual - weight, it's current use in the design world seems to be on the lighter, more friendly side of heavy.
Gold in an almost flaky, foil form and brass that's made a huge comeback are both becoming cheery staples for any room, including the kitchen.
World of Gold Canvas Print, Z Gallerie
Martha Stewart Cabinet Pull and Matchbox Catch, The Home Depot
Emory 95" Bench Seat Sofa, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Metallic Chevron Pillow Cover, West Elm
Runway image from DVF Spring 2014 collection