Reflective gold and silver surfaces capture attention unlike any other decorative finish. Ever since about 3,000 BC, gold and silver have adorned tributes to deities and depictions of kings and queens, symbolizing opulence, power, and otherworldly spiritual splendor. Throughout history, gilded finishes embellish buildings, sculptures, and monuments. Interior gold and silver accents create a luxurious and glamorous aesthetic to residences, state capitols, theaters, churches, and public art.
Gilding is the technique of applying a very thin layer of gold or silver leaf onto a surface. The finished appearance can range from highly polished to matte, and can involve decorative glazes or patinas. In addition, specialty coatings can add a layer of protection and prevent tarnishing.