TREND ALERT

James Tre­ble talks us through the soft metal look we are lov­ing this month.

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Rose gold is the metal­lic fin­ish of the mo­ment.

ONE OF THE STAND-OUT trends that isn’t go­ing any­where fast is rose gold, aka “pink gold”. This metal­lic fin­ish is made by adding cop­per to gold and was first pop­u­larised by Cartier, the jew­ellery house, in the 1920s. The pink tinge makes rose gold and cop­per softer and warmer than yellow gold, and they both look great in con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tional set­tings.

Art with metal­lic flour­ishes can brighten up a room or add a lit­tle glam­our to a hall, but the sim­plest and most cost-ef­fec­tive way to in­cor­po­rate rose-gold or cop­per el­e­ments into your home is with ac­ces­sories such as pic­ture frames, or­na­ments, vases and bowls. With fur­ni­ture, con­sider an ap­pli­ca­tion of gold-leaf or adding new rose-gold knobs to an older piece. To get the look, metal-stamped cush­ions may be just the thing.

Strik­ing rose-gold floor or ta­ble lamps can look amaz­ing, while new rosy pen­dants over the is­land or bench will trans­form your kitchen. In the bath­room, shiny tap­ware is glam­orous, a clus­ter of gold fea­ture tiles off the scale.

If you want a lit­tle sparkle else­where, look into the many re­flec­tive scat­ter cush­ions on of­fer. In the bed­room, new ranges of metal-en­hanced bed­ding

– or even a rose-gold bed – will cre­ate an in­stant “wow” fac­tor.

Metal urge Off­set a rose-gold pal­ette with a yellow-gold ac­cent cush­ion.

Cop­per drops Metal­lic pen­dant lights in­stantly brighten a kitchen or din­ing area.

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