Copper is a colour but of course it’s also a metal. It’s a warm colour and whether it’s used in its natural state or as a metallic, it adds a warm depth to interiors.
Copper, or variances in colour such as brass and rose gold, are a design trend coming through from last year.
Textures and colours in larger items such as baths, taps, sinks and shelves, look great alongside marble, wood and even concrete. Smaller copper items can add detail and brighten plain space such as a t-light holder on coffee tables, bases of lamps or even smaller, hints of copper on vases or chair legs.
I was at the hairdresser yesterday for my monthly hair treat and I spotted this stunning parquet floor featured in Elle Decoration, finished with copper. When the light captures it, it’ll glow. It would look fabulous in a lounge, hall or even a bathroom.
When you’re thinking of new flooring, walls and objects, try and think about how warm and cold they will be make the room feel. Copper has a lovely way of adding a warmth to any space, especially if it’s got a metallic sheen like this flooring.
When I was coming up with the colour plan and mood board for our house renovation, the common colour tying in every room is a variation of brass, gold or copper. It looks elegant, classy and very stylish.
I’ve been asked loads about this coffee table I sourced for our lounge. It a brass finish with a glass top. The important thing for me was to find a coffee table that didn’t close the space. The openness of the design of the base coupled with the glass top, still gives the lounge an airy feel.
I picked brass and mirror finish lamp tables to pick up the colour again. With the mirror top it reflects light and again doesn’t close in the room. I picked wooden table lamps and a matching standard lamp to continue to bring warmth into the room and balance the natural materials.
I came across this fabulous Graham & Brown wallpaper. It may look rather jazzy in this small sample but if you can imagine a whole room covered with this, using perhaps a wooden flooring, the effect could be spectacular! It’s £23 a roll.
It’s plain yet textured so you could get away with bold geometric or Paisley prints on fabrics, plus you can layer further copper and brass items in your room – there is no such thing as overdoing the metallics!
I spotted these copper door knobs on Not on the Highstreet (NOTHS). You can update current cupboards with a hint of copper.
They are £9 each and are brass with a copper finish.
Going further, you can also dress your room with copper detail such as cutlery. Against this plain plate and wood, the copper cutlery looks brilliant. This set, one of each, is £19 also from NOTHS.
You can create an industrial chic room full of these copper materials and colours.
Interior trends tend to stem from the catwalk and this year, we’re seeing a lot of 80’s inspired fashion, including metallics.
Paired with dark blues, powdered black, green and blush pinks, your brass and coppers will stand out and make a statement.
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