HOW TO ADD ROSE GOLD ACCENTS INTO YOUR HOME

17th June 2017
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If you’re not all-over this already, the key thing you need to know about rose gold and copper tones is that they are having a serious moment.  Having made a massive resurgence over the last few years, these sizzling hues are the height of cool and are not going anywhere in a hurry.

This doesn’t just apply to interiors; we have seen a surge in popularity of warm metal tones across fashion and beauty too.

Charlotte Tilbury – make-up artist du jour, has built a brand on the power of rose gold. (It also helps that her products are damn gorgeous too, especially if you love to contour)! I have long been partial to a rose gold watch, stacked jewellery, flattering coppery make-up or a rose gold studded Alexander Wang bag. Would you believe, this has not been merely to co-ordinate with my copper cookware?! (More of that later).

The rose gold packaging at Charlotte Tilbury has proven extremely popular and differentiated the brand

HOW CAN I TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROSE GOLD AND COPPER?

These two beauties are from the same family, with warm, reddish-undertones.

Rose gold is a mix of raw gold with some copper, which gives it the attractive pink tint, whilst raw copper leans more toward peach-orange. They can vary in colour and can be mixed (ideally, the shades shouldn’t be too dramatically different so they can blend and compliment each other).

I like to mix these metals with dusky pinks, creams, greys, taupes and coral – more on this in another post. Greenery is also great as it provides a stark contrast to the warm tones; a copper vase, shrub combo is utterly delicious.

This absolutely beauty stole my heart during a browse at Selfridges, London. Sorry about the weird reflective cheeky cameo!

HOW TO INCORPORATE ROSE GOLD AND COPPER ACCENTS

Hands up if you have a ‘chrome home’?

Yes, chrome – our longstanding and reliable friend. It has had control of our hardware (light switches, sockets, taps) for so long now. Invaded every room. Hands up if you’ve ever thought – I can’t do rose gold or copper. Surely they will they clash with all the silver/chrome/nickel in my house? It’s a common conundrum but the answer is simple: It doesn’t matter if you mix metals.

Mixing metals used to be seen as something disturbingly off-piste and this was a problem much greater than interior design: Historically, if you were you ever faced with the silver watch, gold ring dilemma, it was extremely problematic. How was it going to work? Going to match?! Today, we have thrown out the rule-book and fully embraced the mix.

So yes, by all means – throw some rose gold or copper into your chrome-home!

The key is to embrace the look full-throttle. To introduce an understated vase or small candle in, here or there, will not make enough impact to make it worthwhile. Try to think ‘at least three’. Three key items, as a minimum, distributed within the space to draw the look together.

The power of three (repetition optional but ever-effective)

THE ROSE GOLD AND COPPER EDIT

Here is my carefully curated edit of rose gold and copper pieces. I know there are concerns about this being a big fad, however, whilst everything has an expiration date at some point (ahem, magnolia) and I assure you that this is an unstoppable, insatiable trend.

SHOP THE LOOK

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and look forward to hearing how you’ve integrated this trend into your home. Happy to answer any questions!

Girl signing off,

Sarah x

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