Rose gold is, quite surprisingly, nothing new in the world of colour. However, in recent years we have seen a large increase of rose gold products being produced and sold around the world due to it’s recent increase in popularity.
Rose gold is also being seen a lot more frequently in technology and gadgets, as the colour seems to appeal to a lot of people. But why does everyone suddenly love this shade of pink? In the technology world, we have so long seen gadgets produced in black, white or silver. But now we have other options and it seems everyone is going mad for them.
What Is Rose Gold?
Unfortunately, rose gold is not something you can just come across or mine for, it is created by combining gold with other metals. 18 karat rose gold is typically made from 4% silver being added to 75% gold and 21% copper, which creates the rose gold colour.
Rose Gold In Fashion
The fashion industry has a long history with rose gold, a colour which exists somewhere between luxury and fashion. It has gone in and out of style over the years, but right now, it is very much back in. In the consumer electronics world especially, rose gold is enjoying its inaugural moment.
The Origins Of Rose Gold
The colour, rose gold, is nothing new, the luminous shade has lent its whimsical shimmer to jewellery since its inception back in 19th Century Russia. Carl Fabergé (of Fabergé egg fame) opted to blend yellow gold with copper to create the alchemic blush-toned hybrid, originally called Russian gold.
The Impression Of Rose Gold
Leatrice Eiseman, a colour expert and executive director at Pantone said ‘Rose gold has the same effect on almost everyone. When we get to the rose family, we get the same kinds of verbiage – compassion, composure, warmth. Something that draws you in that has great appeal.”
Colour Of The Year
Each winter, the Pantone Institute names its colour of the year, trying to capture what everyone is thinking and feeling within that colour. For 2016 the winners were, of course, rose gold – named as Rose Quartz, along with a shade of blue named serenity. The colours are said to represent “an answer to the stress of modern-day lives” as well as “a yearning for reassurance”. The institute selected rose quartz because it wanted something that conveys “a sense of order and peace, something that speaks to people. Something that has a bit of mindfulness attached to it”.
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