I know that I have said this before, I love sparkling wine, not only Champagne, but a great Cava or Sekt or Prosecco as well. Besides the wonderful taste there is also something about its color, finish and sparkle, which provides great inspiration for interiors and fashion.
It is a great shade for metal, and a number of manufacturers offer hardware and plumbing fixtures in Champagne and white bronze, perfectly reflecting the shimmer and color of one of my favorite beverages.
“Champagne Bronze” finish by Atlas Hardware (Photo: courtesy of Atlas Hardware)
- Bottle opener by Cymba
- Trinsic” kitchen faucet by Delta
- “CV Escutcheon” door set with “Centaur” lever in white bronze by Ashley Norton
- “Arched” border tile in white bronze by Rocky Mountain Hardware
- “Durango” door set in white bronze by Emtek
- “MD Escutcheon” door set with “Apollo” lever in white bronze by Ashley Norton
- “Stone” cabinet knob in burnished silicone bronze by Sun Valley Bronze
- Wall-mount soap dish in burnished white bronze by Sun Valley Bronze
- “Vertical Inlay” door hardware by Sun Valley Bronze
- “Oasis” sink in silicone bronze light by Rocky Mountain Hardware
- “Vero” vanity tray by Delta
Champagne is also a wonderful hue for other materials, such as leather, silk, mother of pearl, glass etc., always adding a sense of luxury and elegance. I especially love golden Murano glass objects made in the “Avventurina” technique, which was invented in the 17th century by accident when a glass maker spilled copper filings into the glass he was working. The technique was named after this lucky mistake based on the Italian word “ventura” meaning fortune or chance. The result is stunning, where clear glass is infused with metal particles that create a golden shimmery and sparkling appearance.
Clockwise from top left:
- “Framed” wall covering in “Champagne Pave” by Phillip Jeffries
- Custom wardrobe designed by Adeeni Design Group in Grenadillo with “Mother of Pearl Mosaic” inlay by Maya Romanoff
- Metallic Dream Cow” leather in “London Fog” by Edelman Leather
- 1950s Murano Cordonato Oro rope lamp available at Jan Showers on 1stdibs
- Champagne metallic hair on hide by Kyle Bunting
- “Mother of Pearl Chevron” wall covering by Maya Romanoff
Translated into diamonds, luscious fabrics, embroideries and rhinestones, Champagne has a stronghold in fashion as well.
Clockwise from top left:
- Argyles Bulles de Champagne Collier by Rio Tinto
- Rose gold “Owl” cuff with Champagne diamonds by Maiyet
- Crystal-embellished Champagne satin sandals by Alexander McQueen
- Marchesa Spring/Summer 2013
- “Daffodil” crystall-embellished pumps by Christian Loubout
- Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer 2013
- “Cosma” Champagne clutch by Jimmy Choo
When I don’t drink it I can live in Champagne and wear it. I am just loving this pale gold sparkly hue, and clearly I am not the only one.