MUTED METALS & MATTES
LIGHTING: Flashy gold and copper light shades have had their day. This year, the disco ball shine will figure only in small, subtle doses. According to the Sebring Services website, a softer, matte gold will feature in lampshades, while Edison-type bulbs will still be popular in 2017. The DCP says that “design trend for lighting will still be in a modern urban style,” with elements of contrasting geometries, clustered bubbles, and faceted angeles. Usher in lighting fixtures in basic colors like black, white, and copper in a sophisticated matte finish, sprinkled with metallic accents like rose gold.
The subtle shine and low-key finish make this lighting trend easy to incorporate in any existing style—from minimalist to industrial to rustic. For an eye-catching statement, group together three or four pieces in varying heights. STYLE IT Austen Pendant Light, P3,850; Lewis Pendant Light, P4,650; Copper Pendant Lights, prices available upon request; Maple Table Top, P2,470, all from Match Contract • Brass Barn Lights, P2,900 (large), P2,100 (small); Black Barn Light, P2,300; Geometric Metal Piece, P1,200, all from Urban Abode