Show stopper copper… No, we aren’t talking about shooting Sheriffs here or about finding Britain’s best looking bobbies.
There was a time when copper was reserved for antique pieces in stately homes and the piping for your central heating system but over the last 18 months copper tones have been trailing a bright path through fashion, beauty and home styles.
This trend is set to be huge for 2017 and whether you like the bright striking rose gold effect, true light and dark copper tones or more of a rich bronze feel this is one colour fix you won’t want to miss out on.
In fashion rather than going full on metallic look opt for rose gold accents using accessories such as the Bebrave Textiles Neck Tie, www.bebravetextiles.com
Rose Gold is highly prevalent in jewellery and watches, the Born Gifted Rose Gold Heart Charm Bracelet is ideal for just a touch of copper themed accessorising, £13.99 from www.borngifted.co.uk For men the Guess Connect watch has just the right balance blending a rose gold and brown colour scheme, £259 from www.guesswatches.com Rose tints can even feature in sunglasses with the Maui Jim Castles Maui Rose Lens Sunglasses, £225, www.mauijim.com
The Elizabeth Scarlett Jungle Leaf Rose Gold Embroidered Pouche has just a shimmer of copper, £25 from www.elizabethscarlett.com or for a bolder statement go for Rollersole’s Rosie Gold Shoes, £19.95 from www.rollasole.com
For the home use copper tones for highlighting special features in a room or dressing up smaller details. If it isn’t copper then you can make it copper with Rust-Oleum’s Metallic Spray Paint in Bright Copper, 400ml, £9.49, Homebase Thomas Kent’s Rose Gold Puffin Alarm Clock is the perfect copper addition to any room, from £35 from www.thomaskentclocks.com
Beauty has caught the copper bug too, to get a gorgeous glow the Madame La La Bronzing Ball gives a precise glide of instant bronze in a shimmering shade, it can also be used for highlighting and contouring the cheeks, £14 from www.madamelala.com
The Rock and Ruddle Brush is available in metallic tones, in large size (£30) or travel/handbag size (£20) from www.rockandruddle.co.uk
For fragrance it has to be Monsoon Rose Gold, 30ml, £24 from The Fragrance Shop in store and online at www.thefragranceshop.co.uk and Agent Provocateur’s Pure Aphrodisiaque, 40ml, £51.50 from www.thefragranceshop.co.uk
Ted Baker’s Kit for Queen limited edition cosmetic bag features a copper zip with rose toned design and includes a luxurious Body Wash, Body Spray and shimmering Body Souffle, infused with notes of bergamot, tuberose and patchouli, and a vanilla berry Lip Balm, £25 from Boots and www.boots.com
Phil Smith’s CoCo Licious Shampoo and Conditioner are packaged in white and with striking copper lettering, £3.50 each from Sainsburys or visit www.philsmithhair.com