DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
GOLD TONES FOR CHAMPAGNE TASTES
These shades of Champagne offer immense versatility in terms of color combinations and accents pair with soft white for understated elegance or used as a creamy backdrop to bold, vivid tones.
Patina Glass Tile
Radiating old-world beauty, the Patina Glass Tile Collection from Island Stone expresses the strength of antiquity in a modern subway tile format. Setting this collection apart is a dreamy color collection made with randomized patterns of abstract speckles and cloud-like wisps. The shine and reflection of Patina Glass are well suited for a variety of statement-making architectural uses, such as a grand backsplash in a restaurant or a chic hotel lobby, as well as for elevating the sophistication in a residential setting. www.islandstone.com
In keeping with the trend of Champagne tones, Sonoma Forge once again transforms the humble and pragmatic into the artistic and functional with its Brushed Bronze Strap lavatory faucet collection. With handles and a spout evoking the look of a cylinder inserted into the yolk of a common U-bolt fastener, the Strap offers an industrial yet modern aesthetic. The juxtaposition of curves atop solid square bases amplifies the contemporary feel while the soft golden tones glow with warmth. As a bonus, these eye-catching faucets can be adapted to become hands-free. www.sonomaforge.com
Ashley Norton, a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural hardware debuts its newest finish, Natural Bronze. With a warm undertone that closely resembles a sparkling glass of bubbly, Natural Bronze evokes a timeless yet modern feel. Lighter and with cooler tones than traditional gold and brass finishes, Natural Bronze offers a fresh take on today’s trending Champagne finishes. An effortlessly versatile finish that will develop a rich patina over time, Natural Bronze is available for all door hardware, cabinet hardware, and accessories in Ashley Norton’s Solid `Bronze Collection. www.ashleynorton.com
Among Pantone’s “Colors of the Year” is Marigold, an optimistic tone in line with the Champagne color family. This cozy, inviting hue is evident in the burnished brass finish of California Faucet’s Steampunk Bay line of bath faucets and fittings, imbuing the redefined industrial style with warmth and approachability. Refreshingly unique, the utilitarian shapes and slightly distressed finishes capture the zeitgeist of today’s industrial design ethos. An array of customization options allows designers and homeowners to create a personalized expression of industrial style in the bath. www.calfaucets.com