Those wonderful boffins at Akzo Nobel and Dulux have been working hard to discover what our passions are in colour and have declared ‘Copper Blush’ as the Colour of the Year for 2015. A warm, inviting colour that picks up the orange hues in the metal of the moment, copper, they say: “Copper Blush is a perfect take on this metallic trend, but adopting a chalkier, cooler finish than the metallic family, the colour really comes alive when combined with pink, clay toned neutrals, crisp white as well as shimmering metallics.”
The ironic thing for me is that while I initially wasn’t thrilled about this choice – as much as I love my warm metallics – I have found myself recently looking for the perfect shade of chalky pink-orange for a room makeover I’m planning. And well, copper blush isn’t actually that far away from what I’m looking for. So perhaps Dulux is actually pretty spot on with their choice this year.
I admit, I think it looks best when combined with pale blush pink, greys and white – not overtly feminine but calming and serene and certainly a palette that would look wonderful anywhere you chose to use it.
Of course, if you are resistant to painting an entire wall in this blushy hue, then perhaps a few simple accessories paired with metallic copper is the easiest way to adopt this trend.
While this is clearly a commercial environment, the dark blacks and oranges combined with copper blush really give the room a glamorous edge and the chevron-style floor tiles ground the space, keeping it from looking too ‘sugary’. In your home, consider offsetting the creamy pastel with some darker shades to give it a rich luxe feel.
Love this look? Here’s a few ideas to help you pull a Copper Blush palette into your home.
1 – Andes Glass Mosaic Tile / 2 – Tumbled White Travertine Tile / 3 – Prismatics Peach Sorbet Gloss Wall Tile / 4 – Smokin Cushion / 5 – Copper Task Lamp / 6 – Laughter Copper Foil Print / 7 – Lidded Jar / 8 – Copper candle / 9 – Bagsy Sofa in Pink / 10 – Honeycomb throw
Is Copper Blush a colour you’ll be using in your home this year? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!