In another room this pair of red patent leather chairs might have shouted of drama and glamour. Here they provide just enough sheen to elevate the matte surfaces in the space.
Red patent goes in an entirely different direction here. Sleek slipper chairs and a zebra-print rug create a bold, sophisticated effect.
A shiny chocolate headboard tops off this pink bonbon of a room like a dollop of hot fudge.
A sweet, stylized flower-shaped headboard goes retro chic under a veneer of white patent leather.
Black patent makes a suitably sassy partner for the mirrored walls, overscale sconces and other art deco elements of this room.
Patent leather–upholstered walls? Nailheads? Outrageous. A caveat: You'd need flawlessly smooth walls to make this work; with big lumps and bumps, the look would be sloppy.
Timid about going full-on shiny? Start small. This neutral pillow (linen on one side, leather on the other) is trimmed in blazing orange patent for a quick hit of color and gloss.
A rust-brown patent leather seat makes this mirrored bench worthy of a Hollywood Regency interior.
What's more fun than a Louis-style chair upholstered in patent leather? A dash of neon color in the mix.
How swank is this pendant light? That little peek of harlequin pattern lining the inside is just too much.
If a plain black laptop bag dulls down your style, maybe this pink patent version will do the trick.