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Gold, silver, and bronze as the metal trifecta date back thousands of years, although these days we’re blessed with a diverse selection of metals to be creative with in our kitchens.

Your kitchen, by necessity, is filled with cold and hard surfaces. Luminous metallics can add a new dimension to your kitchen, making the space feel polished and sophisticated. The use of metallics can really warm up the atmosphere, adding extra gleam and luster while capturing the eye of all who enter it. 

How do you want to make it work in your space? Do you want the metals in your kitchen to steal the show, or simply act as accents to the rest of your decor? These days, anything is possible, and shiny metals can be used anywhere in your kitchen. Kitchen cabinetry is now commonly seen completely draped in gold, silver, or copper. Gold and copper sinks are also taking center stage, paired with matching metal hardware on faucets and knobs. Or if you want just a touch of gleam, the addition of shiny metals on appliances or kitchen accessories will add a light sparkle to your space.

These days - anything goes. So don't be afraid to mix a few metals and have some fun. All that glitters is gold. And silver, copper, nickel, and rose gold. Here are 5 Metals That Will Keep Your Kitchen Looking Polished.


1.) Gold

Gold in your kitchen can be used on a variety of surfaces, either stealing the show or simply acting as a glittering accent to the rest of your kitchen decor. There are many different tones of gold to choose from, ranging from warm tones to cool tones. If you're like King Midas and go gaga for gold, use the bold metal on kitchen cabinets, countertops, or as the backsplash behind your kitchen sink or stove. If you prefer just a touch of gold, use it as an accent metal on cabinet hardware, light fixtures, or on your sink handles.

Gold pairs well with lighter shades like white or gray, while also complimenting more dramatic colors like navy blue, charcoal gray, rose pink, olive green, and black.


Big Chill Classic Refrigerator in White with Brushed Brass Trim 

2.) Silver

Known for its elegant sparkle, silver is a glamorous metal that looks good in any kitchen. You can never go wrong accenting your kitchen with glistening silver, creating a welcoming atmosphere that is modern and impressionable. Silver works great on kitchen appliances, light fixtures, sink fixtures, or cabinet hardware for an instant touch of shine.

If you’re going for a modern, futuristic look in your kitchen, silver pairs well with white, blue, black, and gray. If looking for a more traditional look, silver adds a touch of glamour to more dramatic colors like navy blue, cherry red, or mint green.

Big Chill 30" Classic Stove with Chrome Trim
 Big Chill Classic Refrigerator in Black with Chrome Trim

3.) Copper

Color-wise, copper is the closest to orange and the warmest metal on the spectrum. In your kitchen, copper is a surprisingly practical choice for many surfaces and accessories. Countertops maintain an elegant sheen and glow when covered in copper, and the metal is surprisingly easy to wipe down and maintain. Copper is a great material for water works too, as weathered copper ages well and looks great for sink fittings. As a rule of thumb, lighter coppers are more suited to contemporary rooms, while darker coppers look better in traditional kitchens.

Did you know? Copper actually has natural antimicrobial properties and has the ability to resist a wide range of bacterias. This makes copper a great choice for your kitchen sink or countertop.


Big Chill Classic Refrigerator in French Blue with Brushed Copper Trim

4.) Nickel

Nickel is a bright, strong, and lustrous metal that can be found in everything from the stainless steel used in our kitchen to the batteries that power our remote controls. Nickel has a silvery-white appearance with a slight golden cast, and often times can take on a more impressive sheen than silver can. Nickel is a sophisticated addition to your kitchen, matching pretty much any color you pair it with.

Big Chill 30" Classic Stove with Satin Nickel Trim
brushed nickel

Big Chill Classic Refrigerator in Cabernet with Satin Nickel Trim

5.) Rose Gold

Rose gold, also known as pink gold, has a very subtle and delicate color. Known for its shiny pink hue, rose gold is said to represent love. Rose gold has gained popularity in kitchen decor over the last few years and pairs well with a variety of colors and shades. Use rose gold in your kitchen on light fixtures, sink fixtures, cabinet hardware, or anywhere your heart desires.

Did you know? The more copper alloy in the metal, the deeper the rosy tones will be.

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