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Although chrome, brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze have been notable players when it comes to metallic finishes, warmer golden tones are now breaking into the market in a major way. In recent seasons, we've been seeing more antique brass and gold in applications that used to seem courageous. Well, now that the yellow-toned metallic finishes are entering the realm of "common", rose-toned finishes could begin to make their mark.

As many trends do, rose gold hues are trickling down from the fast-paced fashion industry. On the 2012 and 2013 runways, many designers prominently showcased the warm, feminine and optimistic tone. Here we have looks from Just Cavalli's Spring 2012 RTW collection and Felder Felder's Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. This pair of Giuseppe Zanotti heels and bracelet from Tiffany & Co. are also right on trend.

Commonly referred to as pink or blush gold, it's actually a luxurious copper and gold alloy with an iridescent tone. Modern interpretations experiment with material as well as tone. This flatware set from Anthropologie (no longer available), dramatic chandelier by Lara Kirar and tables by Tom Dixon show how the metal has been making its way into home decor. Personally, I like the application with glass and transparent surfaces. Variation in shape, material, opacity and quantity allow rose gold to be used for many types of home accessories.

What are your thoughts on rose gold in the home?

See Morgan Michener's blog post on gold accents for more inspiration.

Photo credits:
1a. Spring 2012 RTW, Just Cavalli
1b. Autumn/Winter 2012, Felder Felder
2a. What do I Wear? blog
2b. Frank Gehry Torque Micro Octagon Bangle, Tiffany & Co.
3. Bronze Age Flatware, Anthropologie
4. Caviar Collection for Arteriors Home, Laura Kirar
5. Block Dining Table, Tom Dixon

Author: 

Lauren Petroff

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