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