It could be something as subtle as a touch of golden glimmer in your accessories and lighting or something more substantial as a shiny metallic island, antique copper cooker or bronze sink. Whatever your preference, why not take inspiration from our favourite kitchen designs where the balance of metallics have enhanced the kitchen space dramatically.
Liven up your existing kitchen
If you’re looking for simple ways to add a touch of metallic to your kitchen without starting from scratch, then why not invest in some copper bar stools or dining chairs. For a budget makeover you could even revamp existing wooden stools with metallic spray paint or use masking tape and just spray the bottom third of the legs for a dip-dyed copper effect.
Create the industrial look
A copper tap with utilitarian styling is perfect for creating an industrial feel. You could position it on the wall to maximise its factory credentials and pair it with classic metro tiles or stylish Swedish String-style shelving.
Accessories and smaller accents are great for dipping your toe into the metallic trend, but if you want a big statement, reflective metallic cupboards are the ones to choose, made from brass sheeting. Several kitchen companies offer gloss lacquer or gloss glass metallic finishes that give a similar effect.
This would give maximum impact on an island or a bank of units rather than being used all over the kitchen, with simple handless slab doors working best with little detail.
Focus on detail
Gold can be used in a few small, subtle accessories really helping to bring a plain kitchen to life. Gold cup handles and taps are all that are needed to inject a quirky twist to your kitchen space.
…or pick copper sheeting
Metal sheeting in bronze, brass or copper can be cut to size for a sleek appearance. Go for a high-shine reflective finish or a tarnished antique finish. You can even get metal sheeting that’s embossed to look like tiles for an ornate look.
Let your lights shine
Lighting is one of the key areas where you’ll find a large amount of choice for metallic tones. You could choose one oversized design or groupings of two or more if you want to introduce elements of gold, brass or copper into your kitchen space.
Contrast also works well. You could mix a distressed factory pendant with sleek slab doors or a polished golden globe with rustic units.
Add a touch of the Mediterranean
Invest in a hammered metal sink finished in a tarnished copper or bronze teamed with a vintage tap, contrasting white marble worktops and vibrant patterned crockery to bring a touch of the Med to your kitchen.
Copper is the ideal material for those who love the constantly changing nature of natural materials, as the patina will develop over the course of time.
Invest in a copper cooker
Stainless steel still remains the most popular choice for built-in ovens, with black and cream dominating the range cooker market. However, there has been an increase in the amount of people after metallic finishes. If you’re after a French country kitchen feel, an antique copper-coloured range cooker is the perfect accompaniment to traditional copper pans.
Add a touch of glamour…
Try picking one statement feature, such as bronze-back mirror tiles, taking a simple white kitchen to another level. Mirror tiles or metallic ceramic tiles are both great options. Try picking high-sheen gold tiles that look like gold bars or shimmering mosaic tiles.
Step up the glamour even further by choosing gold glittery grout to complete the look.
Don’t forget switches
Chrome and white usually dominate the electrical aisles but it’s worth seeking out plug sockets and switch plates in other metallic tones. You can make them a standout feature by choosing shiny copper or polished gold, or for a more subtle look use antique brushed brass or distressed copper.
Your kitchen can play host to a variety of metallics in both shiny and matt finishes against a simple background of white.
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