The Bronze and Copper Trend
Thursday 09th February 2017
Bronze and copper accessories were one of the most popular design trends from 2016, loved for the warming and sophisticated effect they bring, whatever the space. Compared to clinical chrome, its rosy hues stand out against an array of colours, and is easily incorporated into a variety of interior schemes, from Scandinavian luxe to LA cool.
Whilst the fashion for larger, more imposing pieces may have died out in 2016, the warm metallic is certainly here to stay; adding sophisticated contrast, texture, and colour to larger design schemes.
Spaceslide’s resident interior designer, Andy Briggs, explains how to update the timeless trend for 2017.
In stark contrast to the cool grey tones adorning walls and home accessories everywhere in 2016, experts are predicting 2017 to be a year of colour. Combine bronze with forest green and deep navy shades for an elegant, luxurious effect, or set your existing copper accessories against vivid jewel tones to give your look a summer update.
A considered collection of delicate copper home accessories is a simple way of creating an understated yet glamourous look. Stylish in either high shine or brushed matte, bronze home accessories work as a collection or in isolation, and even small statement pieces can have a dramatic effect. Complement your existing décor with subtle pops of bronze, from trays to light fittings, or vases to trays, or even update the metallic hardware on your freestanding furniture.
Alternatively, weave the copper home accessories trend throughout your interior scheme through a simple update to items such as your sliding wardrobe doors. A bronze mirror finish will reflect light around the room and create the illusion of space, whilst the fawn metallic shade will warm the room and make a style statement. And not only that, with your own reflection appearing sun-kissed thanks to the bronzing hues, you may even feel warmer yourself!
Experts are predicting the copper trend to move away from its slick, immaculate image in 2017, towards a more industrial aesthetic. In the new look, burnished metals are to be juxtaposed against natural and textured materials, creating a raw and edgier feel than its predecessor. Achieve this effect by selecting natural materials such as wood, stone, and cork, complemented by fresh flowers for the ultimate in Scandinavian style.
Some might say the bronze and copper home accessories trend will have its day before too long – but with overcast days and gloomy, winter evenings, I can’t help but think the trend should remain firmly ensconced in the world of interiors to help brighten our homes.