Ditch the red and green for these glittering metallics that will work long after New Year’s.

Here’s to the soft glow of a holiday that eschews the standard red and green and embraces the shine of metallics: silver, brass and the gleam factor of gold.

Golden Hour

The black-and-brass contrast of Ikea’s Snofsa table clock ($15) will bring a sleek-yet-subtle gleam and silent-night timing (no annoying tick-tock) to the fireplace mantel—and remind Santa to stay on schedule. ikea.ca

Container Chic

Crate and Barrel’s Thompson canisters (from $40) are worthy of display as gold-and-marble repositories to stash all those holiday treats, whether shortbread cookies or candy canes. crateandbarrel.com

Twinkle, Twinkle

This Tiffany star ($340), which combines the softness of American walnut with the shine of sterling silver (on a signature-blue ribbon), is destined to become a beloved ornament for generations. Hang from a tree—or anywhere that could use an extra glint. tiffany.ca

Designer’s Pick: Serving It Right

$200, litchfieldtheshop.com  “This multi-use black-oak-and-brass square tray can be used anywhere, whether it’s serving up a round of festive cocktails or providing a luminous surface for a flickering candle display. I love mixing elegant metallics with natural materials like the tray’s oak edge to help achieve Form West’s signature look of laid-back luxury.”—Charlotte Fenton of Form West Interiors


Wild and Wonderful

A sculptural statement and unexpected bit of quirky glitz from Jonathan Adler, the Brass Talon bowl ($198 U.S.)—hand-cast from a clay model in Adler’s Soho studio—will reign over a tablescape and hold those persimmons with aplomb. jonathanadler.com

Hang Out

Showcase holiday cards and mementos on sparkly silver or gold chains ($15). The string-like display uses magnets and can be set up horizontally or vertically; either way, it’s a brilliant way to create a festive feature wall. cb2.com

Glam, Squared

Channel some elusive Gwyneth allure with the champagne-gold finish of Cubo ($699). The stainless steel side table is part of the Goop x CB2 collection and brings a bit of celebrity glamour home for the holidays—as well as an additional entertaining surface. cb2.com