The interiors world has firmly established its relationship with copper this year, so here’s the first of my guides to using colour in your home.
Copper, especially with hints of pink.
//Photograph via Tom Dixon
Copper is unpretentious, having been around so long it was used by ancient civilizations, yet has a modern lustre. It therefore fits beautifully with the trend of what designers like to call ‘rough luxe’ – a bit of glamour and a bit of, ahem, rough. (For my take on rough luxe, see A little rough around the edges.)
//Photograph via William Holland
Copper lends itself to making functional items beautiful; kitchens, bathrooms and lighting in particular. It is increasingly being used in furniture and decorative accessories, especially in its rose-tinted shade.
//Photograph via Laura Ashley
Saucepans and vases look especially beautiful in copper, whilst rose-mirrored glass furniture (like above) has the same feel. These mirrors have a beautiful antique copper colour (and are pretty reasonable too).
//Photograph via John Lewis
Of course you could always use liquid copper paint and create your own possibilities!