Metallic Ideas for Fall by Kelly Hoppen | METAL rocks this season – gold, copper and silver are hot decor choices. Metallics are weaving their magic throughout our homes, with glittering gold, blushing copper, beautiful bronze and even cooler touches of white gold or silver making their mark.
It’s all about putting on the glitz and ramping up the glamour as we lavish ever more care and attention on rooms, and create cosseting sanctuaries where we can relax and entertain in style.
“I’m secretly a fan of a bit of bling, which doesn’t have to be confined to Christmas baubles!” says designer Clarissa Hulse. “In fact, I regard metallics as another neutral shade, as they harmonise with so many colours. Combine them with different textures, such as sheers, velvets and linens – one of my favourites this season is an antique gold metallic linen – and they’ll add another dimension to your scheme.
“Metallic wallpaper can be particularly effective as it will reflect the light and add drama, especially in a dark room, or brighten a neutral space with pops of contrasting colour and soft metallic accessories,” she adds.
All that glitters needn’t be gold, although it’s tipped as the hot metal for 2016. Instead, you could opt for a heady cocktail of finishes. Designer Kelly Hoppen suggests mixing warm metals, such as copper and rose gold, with cool ones like silver, or for a more edgy effect, consider a layered mix of silver, gold and black.
So join the gold rush, seek out silver, or maybe covet copper. Be bold and don’t miss out on metallics.