The shift in seasons can create a need or want for change in our wardrobe and the mood of our home. Are you looking to restyle your home or wardrobe for fall? Take your cue with these three classic, yet new hues in the latest metallics trends happening in both fashion and decor: bronze, copper, and rose-gold.
For apparel, these metallics offer an elegant option to your LBD – little black dress – especially when applied to rich leather, luxurious embroidered textiles, or elegant hand beading — perfect attire for attending any fall galas, dinner parties, or even the upcoming holidays.
Often these metallic finishes can be related to more rustic lifestyle design, but look at just how elegant and contemporary, for example copper, can be when applied to a slinky floor length skirt designed by Juan Carlos Obando (Fall / Winter Collection featured at style.com), or applied to the finish of a door or partition (image by Alexander Van Berge). The sophistication of both comes from the simplicity of pairing copper with white.
This metallic trio of warm metal hues can easily be paired with today’s offering of new neutrals: painted or weathered greys, white washed brick or wood, and even tailored classics such as lacquered or guilt antiques for interiors.
Take a cue for this warm metallic hue from the Fall / Winter Collection by Etro – And if you’re seeking an alternative finish for an upcoming kitchen renovation, be inspired by this knock-out design! .
An elegant metallic patchwork gown, featured here from the Fall / Winter Collection by Etro (see more at vogue.com) can become the inspiration for an elegant, statement powder room with walls upholstered in hand-painted Chinese silk and a contrasting white mirror as designed by Joseph Minton, Joseph Minton Inc., as featured at luxesource.com (see this Dallas home tour here).
Not to be taken so literally, but these hues too can be the inspiration for warmth this fall, whether it’s the organic repeating pattern such as this jacket from Italian designer Alberta Ferretti – or the repeating pattern of rich wood panels in a foyer as featured in Architectural Digest. Note also, these bronze & copper tones also pairs very well with antiqued gold.
Whichever hue strikes your fancy, this fall, it’s all about the layers – layers from texture and tone-on-tone pattern, whether for fashion or decor, which can create luxury, richness and depth. And although it’s after Labor Day, these rust tones can be paired with creamy whites, also known as winter whites, for an updated twist on bohemian fashion design, such as the fall / winter collection by Alberta Ferretti + traditional interior design styles, such as this luxurious bedroom designed by Jean Louis Denoit.
I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of these warm metallics in design to come, in both fashion + decor, and especially during the upcoming #HPMKT. If you’re seeking an alternative to gold wallcovering detail, you might like the rose-gold details on mink hemp, also available as bronze details on jute — both created by Phillip Jefferies.
Below is a metallic leather barrel style chair I saw during my tour of the Bernhardt Showroom in High Point, this past Spring Market…
Curious to see where else one of these three more popular metal trends is popping up in the world of design? I came across this post you may enjoy: 60 Lifestyle Ideas: Copper Madness, demonstrating how strong copper is influencing the world of design, from bikes to roofing details and footwear to cookware – plus time pieces, seating, lighting and more.
What a wow of way to welcome Fall!
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All collages created by Lynda Quintero-Davids for the Hadley Court interior design blog.