Interior design trends this year are centered on sustainability, extensive use of natural materials, neutral color palette, and intriguing blends of texture and hue. But there’s more to chic 2016 interiors than Nordic, industrial, and natural décor: employment of gentle pink hues and copper is growing increasingly popular among designers across the globe.
The reason is rather simple – soft pastels and metal play nicely both with each other and with other visual elements, and their combinations help break the monotony of monochromatic color schemes and sleek modernist lines.
Here are some simple ways to introduce metallic and rosy touches in your living area and bring your home’s aesthetic value up a notch.
1. Licked up with rosy notes
A while ago, rose quartz made it to the interior design scene as one of the two Pantone colors of the year 2016, and its loud entry ushered in an era of décors infused with serenity, warmth, and airy charm. Soft pink cushions casually scattered atop sectionals and sofas provide a subtle contrast to copper candelabra, floor lamps, and pendant shades. Rose quartz extras and home textiles crafted from natural fabrics offer an affordable way to warm up minimalist or industrial living areas.
2. Kitchenware a la mode
Pastel crockery and kitchen textiles are another aspect of a chic home where rose quartz can be easily incorporated to a pleasing effect. Rosy details are often employed even in Nordic kitchens alongside standard white and metallic elements, so don’t be afraid to infuse your cooking area with a bit of blush. For bonus aesthetic points, you can display a couple of rose quartz bowls on a monochromatic wall-mounted shelf, and round off the shelfscape with retro copper tumblers.
3. Where nature and handicraft collide
An antique copper vase with a bunch of fresh flowers will make a chic table centerpiece for the dining room or living area. Or, if you prefer live to cut plants, you can use copper planters to accommodate your indoor garden. The warm sheen of copper will bring out the best features of your green tenants. In case you want to add a touch of warmth, however, opt for soft pink pots as the backdrop for your succulent garden. Still, try to avoid excess of rosy touches in your lovely indoor garden: bright blossoms can look kitsch in a pink pot, so use rose quartz planters for non-flowering plants to achieve a sense of contrast and aesthetic balance.
4. High style shows in details
True style shows in fine details, and home accessories provide a safer ground for experiments starring blush and copper features than full-scale home makeovers. Replace worn-out cabinetry pulls, handles, and knobs with their metal or rose quartz counterparts: this will instantly liven up the kitchenscape and add a fresh look to existing hardware. You can also top off a coat hanger with copper tips and paint the frame in gentle pink to transform it into the focal point in the hallway.
5. Accent walls with a rosy sheen
Scandinavian-inspired bedrooms can be spiced up with a fresh door paint number or accent wall in light pink. This way, you will add aesthetic value to your private space and cozy it up without compromising the room’s visual integrity. For an added dose of modern style, complement the accent bedroom wall or freshly painted door with pastel linens, and display a statement brushed copper vase or brass lamp atop the nightstand. In addition to that, you can reupholster sofas or sectionals with rose quartz fabric, place a copper floor lamp with a solid base next to it, and top off the look with an area rug in subtle pink: this will render a cozy cottage feel to your space and reduce the need for employment of aesthetic extras of little functional value.
Introducing rose quartz and copper items in your private space may not be as easy as it sounds: you need to bear in mind the overall color scheme, avoid grouping multiple hues close together, and you should also be very careful with quantity of colors and metallic touches. The plus side of rooms adorned with copper and blush hues is that these visual components will easily blend in décors centered on wood, stone and neutral tones such as white, grey, beige, and light blue. Rose quartz and copper are stylistically versatile, and they will add a chic, creative vibe to homes designed following in Scandinavian, shabby chic, vintage, English country, modern industrial and minimalist footsteps.
About the Author:
Zoe Clark is a journalist, freelance stylist and blogger. She is a visual storyteller and aesthetician by heart who often writes about decorating and DIY ideas. She loves sparking creativity in people and giving them ideas for their own spaces.