One of our favorite up-and-coming kitchen trends is the use of metals as a design statement—from shimmery gold to hammered copper, metallic finishes are making an appearance in kitchens of all shapes, sizes and styles, from rustic to modern. Not only are they eye-catching, but reflective metals also can help small kitchens feel bigger by allowing natural light to bounce around the room. Case in point: the hammered silver cabinetry Jean-Louis Deniot's kitchen, featured in Elle Decor. Want to capture the look in your own space? We've rounded up 5 great pieces at every price.
1. Home on the Range [photo above]
If you're looking to make a big metallic statement, stainless steel appliances are the classic option. The look of this La Cornue Albertine stainless steel range makes us a little weak in the knees—not to mention, it offers professional-level performance in a space-saving package. Ideal for both modern and industrial kitchens, this is a functional and fashionable way to take advantage of the metallic trend.
2. Copper Showstopper
Photo: Courtesy of Wayfair
The sink is the heart of the kitchen, so why not make it a standout? The gentle hammering effect on this double-well, apron-front copper adds texture to the shimmering copper finish, making it a showpiece that fits equally well in rustic and modern kitchen designs. This sink is more than just a style statement, though—its depth and size will come in handy when dealing with piles of dirty dishes.
3. Subtle Shimmer
Photo: Courtesy of Daltile
If you're not quite sold on a super-reflective look, Daltile's 4" x 4" Massalia metal wall tiles offer a gentle textured finish and a medium sheen that will create a stunning but subtle metallic backsplash. Coupled with its affordable price tag, these tiles (which come in bullion, pewter and copper) are a great way to make a metallic statement on budget.
4. Paper Trail
Photo: Courtesy of Schumacher
For an even more subtle take on the metallic trend (plus a shot of unexpected, tantalizing texture), try Schumacher's Chevron Texture wallpaper in Mineral (shown here). The Chevron Texture line includes a variety of neutral metallic options, ranging from pale White Gold to deep Burnished Bronze, in a glamorous herringbone pattern that will complement any kitchen design.
5. Going for Gold
Photo: Courtesy of west elm
If you love the metallic look but aren't willing to commit to it long-term, why not take it to the dining room? This gold-plated stainless steel flatware set will add a little bit of sparkle to everyday living. If you'd like to take the trend a little further, add in west elm's metallic-banded dessert plates in silver or gold for a tablescape that gleams.