Trend alert: Metallics are the new craze

The trend is sweeping the food, fashion and homes scenes

Trend alert: Metallics are the new craze

2017 has a new trend for this autumn/winter and it's everything metallic. From shiny copper-encased plants to fresh-off-the-runway silver parka coats, and a sparkly gold-coloured cake too - metallic accents are growing steadily on the food, fashion and homes scenes this season. 

So if you're looking to invest in some statement items for your home, or maybe you want to add something glitzy to your wardrobe, take a look at our latest metallic ranges from George and Asda.


Shimmery gold fabrics, silver metallic finishes, and shiny rose gold ornaments ooze opulence and can make a real statement in any room of the house. 

This gold-effect hand ornament can be used as a jewellery holder in your bedroom for all your necklaces, or can sit proudly on a free shelf in the living room alongside your books and magazines. If you're looking for a statement candle holder for your dining room, look no further than this shiny silver candlestick. Globetrotters will also love this copper-edged globe which catches the light, and adds a tough of sophistication to any room. Or, if you want to add a pop of colour to your sofa, this shimmery cushion with an elephant print is the perfect addition.


We first saw the metallic trend in food on the wedding scene back in 2016 as couples opted for sophisticated sparkles of gold leaf dotted all over their wedding cakes. And now, the trend has hit the mainstream with hundreds of cakes on Pinterest doused in gold shimmer, gold leaf and rose gold decorations. Our salted caramel metallic bake is decked out in gold from head to toe, and comes with a gold caramel oozing centre. 


Metallics are having their moment on the fashion scene. Since gold, silvers and rose gold were first showcased at Paris Fashion Week earlier in spring this year, with clothing brand Kenzo taking the lead, our love for all things shiny has not dulled. 

Party season is nearly upon us, meaning now is the perfect time to add some sparkle to your accessories. This shiny quilted bag is sure to make a statement. The cross body design makes it perfect for popping over your shoulder and the inside zip and clasp fastening will keep your essentials in check. Or, if you're in need of a bigger bag, this backpack is both fashionable and practical. Pop in the bag flats, which are suitable for work and play are another fashion must. These laser cut ballet shoes, which come in gold, tick all the boxes. 


Shimmery golds, metallic hues and silver eyeshadow shades can work wonders on every skin tone.

It might be the end of summer, but you can still cling onto the last of the sun with some beautiful bronzer which will give you a healthy glow. For your eyes, try L'Oréal's liquid shadow paint which comes in silver or gold. It glides on smoothly and is also a long-wear formula so you'll be shimmering 24/7. 

Feeling inspired to nail the metallic trend? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or George. Or pop into your local store.