TREND REPORT: COPPER AND BLUSH
From feature pendants to cookware, candles to vases, copper is the trend of the moment and it is skyrocketing to be the hottest look of 2015. The warm metallic is the perfect complimentary accent to blush pink with its beautiful warm undertones and instant visual embrace for the places we call home. Copper and blush can be spotted everywhere, from high-end London townhouses to the French superbrand Ligne Roset and elegant Italian luxury brand Minotti.
Warm metallic tones have appeared both in interior design and fashion collections this year, including the Maison et Objet furniture fair in Paris, the Alexis Mabille Fall collection and even the iconic Alexander McQueen’s ‘Ready to Wear’ collection. It is evident that copper and blush are loved throughout the creative industry. You can grab your very own copper fixes both in High Street stores and high-end boutiques including: H&M Home, Selfridges, Urban Outfitters and The Conran Shop – to name a few.
Adding copper and blush is an elegant way to update your home with an easy to live with atmosphere and the perfect way to make all of your friends green with envy. Are you ready to take the metallic plunge?
A Lick of Paint
Update any furniture that’s past its sell by date with a lick of blush pink. From side boards to your old set of dining room chairs, try out Annie Sloane’s Chalk Paint® in ‘Scandinavian Pink’. Copper accessories are the perfect partners for anything painted in this dusky pink shade as it brings out the warmth.
Do you own any Ikea furniture? Yes, well take your plain and outdated items from somber to sophisticated with Superfront (www.superfront.com), a Swedish manufacturer of unique fronts, handles, legs, sides and tops for almost any Ikea furniture and kitchens.
Botanical Metallics and Cosy Cushions
Copper vases look exquisite surrounding a green succulent plant, from simple copper planters to hanging terrariums. The green hue adds another dimension to this striking and sophisticated colour palette.
Why not add another touch of comfort with some beautiful blush pink cushions? This is a subtle and sophisticated touch to any home as it adds an element of femininity without going too far with lashings of floral and lace.
It’s In The Small Touches
Introducing copper to your home should be subtle, try not to overload every room or you will overdo it. Start by adding small accessories like the rose gold Tom Dixon candles, HAY at Selfridges copper coat hangers or a KitchenAid Artisan satin copper mixer.
You can also introduce copper and blush pink into your cookware with Le Creuset’s Chiffon Pink collection (from £17 to £170) and John Lewis’ copper cookware collection (from £60 to £125). Copper’s conductivity is perfect for cooking, professional chefs depend on their copper batterie de cuisine.
Update your Hardware
Copper and blush aren’t just about accessories. If you are feeling brave, why not try out copper door handles or bathroom taps or kitchen statement sink? This is a sure-fire way to add the WOW factor and keep your home bang on trend.
The Watermark Collection launched in the UK this year all the way from the US, bringing with them the wonderful ‘Zen’ collection which features a jaw-dropping copper and marble feature faucet. You can also use Superfront to update the handles and feet of any Ikea furniture you own, why not try out their copper handle collection with a blush pink front?
If you want to bring some Copper Blush into your home this year, you can shop the look with the gorgeous products below.
(Left to right, clockwise)
The Watermark Collection – Zen (thewatermarkcollection.eu)
HAY Design – Set of 5 Copper Hangers (selfridges.com)
Bloomingville – Black Table Lamp (amara.com)
Tom Dixon – Rose Gold Candle (tomdixon.net)
Le Creuset – Chiffon Pink Collection (lecreuset.co.uk)
H&M Home – Storage Basket (www.hm.com)
HAY Design – Puzzle Cushion (haydesign.com)
Flos – Copycat Lamp (flos.com)
&Tradition – Mayer Sofa (andtradition.com)
Karlsson – Wall Clock Minimal (naken.co.uk)
Bonaguro Giorgio – Tapio Vases (bonagurogiorgio.com)
Anthropologie – Lavoisier Pendant Lamp (anthropologie.com)
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