March 22, 2016

The metallic trend in home and kitchen decor is going nowhere fast. I figured I would see at this year's Housewares Show in Chicago that bright shiny metals were going to be replaced with brushed black and dark gray metals soon. Boy, was I ever wrong! I'm calling it now—fall's hottest color is going to be copper. You'll see it in everything from your jewelry to your stand mixer.

But we're not to fall yet, so what metal magic can we celebrate as the temperatures warm this spring? Rose gold!

On a color science level, rose gold is a classic gold that has an added touch of copper for a rosy hint of pink. It's a warmer hue of gold that isn't garish or brusk like copper can be, but it's not as "plain" as your typical run-of-the-mill golds. On a fashion level, it's an almost neutral color that lends itself to a variety of applications, from housewares to high fashion--even technology! Every interpretation of the color is unique—no two are the same!

Consider adding a few of these touches of rose gold to your table, your kitchen, even your office.

Bitty Bags and Divine Twine, starts at $5.45 from Whisker Graphics: A sweet metallic shimmer of rose gold lends a super chic touch to paper bags you can use for anything from sandwiches and snacks to baby shower favors.

16-ounce Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Tea Leaf Filter, $30 from Zojirushi: This vacuum-sealed tumbler lets you steep your loose leaf teas while you're walking from the subway to the office--or keep your iced coffee cold during your morning rush.

Dahlia placemat in Rose Gold, $10 each from Chilewich: Stun your dinner guests with these statement making placemats, or place them under platters as a pop of shine on your buffet.

17-ounce Water Bottle in Rose Gold, $42 from S'well: Keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours and your hot drinks hot for 12 in this BPA-free double-walled stainless steel (that means you won't have condensation) water bottle.

BAGGU Leather Shopper + Pocket, $190 from West Elm: This 100% leather shopping tote is perfectly sized to be your go-to bag for farmers' market trips, but don't think twice about making it your everyday bag for running around town. It's just so darn pretty.

Zuo Forecast Pendant Light, $458 from Target: Talk about drama! This ceiling light adds character and a conversation piece to any room you put it in, but we'd love to see it over a kitchen table!

Hampton Forge Forte 13-Piece Cutlery Block Set, $130 from Bed Bath & Beyond: One of the easiest ways to add personality to your kitchen is with your knife block. Gone are the days of basic black and stainless steel.

Harper Rose Gold 20-Piece Flatware Set, $60/5-piece set from Crate & Barrel: Smooth, slender handles and gently curved heads create a beautiful silhouette in this rosy-copper flatware.

Metallic Idiom Pencil Case, $24 from Anthropologie: Drop your mints, pens, hand sanitizer, and bobby pins into this precious pencil case, and keep it in your purse or baby bag.

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