In recent years, stainless steel and chrome have been firm favourites as the metallic accent in many kitchens.
Long before the popularity of stainless steel and chrome came along, brass was really the only choice.
Stainless Steel is the preferred choice of many…
Kitchen taps, handles and even accessories were only ever available in brass until that point. But as tastes changed, and chrome plating methods improved, so too did the diversity of products available.
This transition from brass to stainless steel and chrome coincided with the change in bathroom brassware, so that they became the standard, fashionable finish and brass was seen as old hat!
Copper - the new metallic for the 21st century…
But, like so many ever changing trends, shortly after the millennium, we saw the introduction of copper. This warm metallic, which was directly influenced by rose gold fashion accessories, was initially thought to be a short-term trend.
However, this has not been the case and copper is set to stay! Its soft, lustrous tone will instantly create a warm sophisticated glow in your kitchen, just one of the many reasons why copper has become so popular.
It’s a metallic that works really well with so many kitchen finishes.
Possibly the most popular combination is to include copper accents in a deep blue painted kitchen, such as Hague blue.
The ‘pops’ of copper add a bit of sparkle to the intensity of the blue shade, and look equally as fabulous if a second, contrasting painted shade is used.
Brass is back!
Like so many trends, brass is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity.
These brass accents really do look sensational, adding alluring charm to a sophisticated deep grey kitchen with stunning marble worktop and splashback.
Finding you the right colour combination for your kitchen, and indeed the most complementary accessories is our speciality, so get in touch and let the Ray Munn Kitchen designers exceed your expectations.