Our designer, Sarah Cooper, shared her thoughts on the current trend for metallics with the team at Kudos magazine.

Nip out and grab yourself a copy of their September/October issue or read Sarah’s comments below…

If you’re a metallic magpie who covets all things shiny then you are probably in your element right now. Everywhere you look you can see accents of brass, copper, silver and bronze … and the kitchen is no exception.

“Cooler metals such as stainless steel or chrome have been popular with our clients for several years now.” says Sarah Cooper, Senior Designer at Rencraft’s Sevenoaks showroom “But in the last few months it’s the warmer metallic tones that have really started to come through.”

“I recently designed a kitchen for a client who selected satin copper handles which were paired with copper pendant lights above the island. The end result was really quite beautiful.”

“As well as copper, brass handles and accessories are also becoming popular.” Sarah adds “There is a huge choice of finishes too. Everything from antique brass or burnished brass for an under-stated, rustic feel to polished brass for those who prefer something a bit more modern and luxurious.”

“Handles aren’t the only way to add metallic tones to your kitchen design. We recently sourced a bronze custom-finished Quooker tap for one client. Mirrored splashbacks are another option, as are mirrored panels or plinths which have the added advantage of helping to reflect light around the room further enhancing the sense of space.”

Sarah continues “Metallic can be used elsewhere in the home too. We recently designed a beautiful, bespoke Curiosity Cabinet with brass back panels and brass handles, hinges and door catches, demonstrating how popular the metallic trend has become. We offer hinges and catches in a choice of finishes, giving our clients complete harmony across their whole design.”