Is Rose Gold Finally Over?

published Mar 12, 2020
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We’re always curious to see which decor trends stand the test of time and which begin to wane a bit after just a few years. And today, we’re here to discuss rose gold. The pink metallic finish came in hot around 2016 and 2017, but as we’ve progressed into 2020, data from Google Trends shows over a 20 percent drop in searches for this finish. This isn’t to suggest that you should replace all of your home decor because of a search engines, but fewer searches does mean that trends are getting shaken up.

Rose gold certainly is still an eye-catching element to add into your home, and luckily, there are some items out there that make the finish look timeless, and not too trendy.
For example, things like the floor lamp below will pretty much always be in style. And if you want some additional ideas on a potentially more timeless way to work earthy metallic touches into your home, consider copper. Traditional copper has all the warmth of rose gold without the pink undertones, which makes it somewhat easier to mix with other metals, materials, and colors in a room.

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Any of the following items should speak to your your desire for a touch of warmth, whether it’s rose gold or copper that you ultimately think would work best in your space.

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Copper Gatecrest Taper Holder

If Joanna Gaines is still feeling coppery tones, then we are, too. A collection of these taper holders would be perfect for styling out a mantel or the starting point for a pretty tablescape. If you pair them with pastel candles and fresh greenery, the scene will feel springy.

Buy: Copper Gatecrest Taper Holder, $32 from Magnolia

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Globe Floor Lamp

The clean lines on this mid-century modern inspired two globe floor lamp will be relevant for decades, which is why the trendy rose gold finish isn’t a big decorative risk. If you can, snag two and use them to flank your sofa set up in your living room.

Buy: Brightech Sphere – Mid Century Modern 2 Globe Floor Lamp, $74.99 $69.99 from Amazon

Copper Hammered Tray

Set this little catch all on your entry table for keys and coins. Or use it on a coffee table or dresser to add a hit of shine and texture to your collection of other objects there.

Buy: Copper Hammered Tray, $69.96 for the small from Williams-Sonoma

Umbra Prisma Photo Frame

Go ahead and finally print—and frame—some of those photos you favorited on your phone. This rose gold geometric frame will be almost as striking as the snapshots you put in it.

Buy: Prisma Photo Frame, $25.99 for a 8-Inch x 10-Inch from BedBath & Beyond

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Copper Louise Bowls

When you have a lightweight bowl that’s this pretty, you can pretty much go straight from food prepping to serving, at least for things like salads. They’re available in a bunch of sizes and finishes, but you’d probably get the most milage out of this large one. It can even be stocked with fruit and left out on your counter or dinner table.

Buy: Copper Louise Bowls, Starting at $25 from Food52

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Metallic Rose Gold Wall Shelf

Always scope out the kid’s section for great pieces at lower prices. A floating shelf like this steel style would be great for displaying art work, photos, or even a collection of books.

Buy: Metallic Rose Gold Wall Shelf, $69.00 at Crate & Kids

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Barclay Table Lamp

A metallic table lamp will always add a touch of shine and class to anywhere you put it. Try a pair of these conical-shaped table lamps in your bedroom. Or use one with a side table to anchor a reading nook or cozy corner.

Buy: Barclay Table Lamp, $129 from Pottery Barn