Traditional handmade and contemporary kitchens with warm copper tones
All that shimmers is not gold. There's nothing like copper in the kitchen, to add a vintage feel to a traditional handmade painted kitchen or warm up an industrial, bistro or contemporary kitchen design with an injection of copper or brass. Visit Beau-Port Kitchens in Southsea, Portsmouth, to experience for yourself how they are using copper in their kitchen displays. On trend at the moment copper adds another dimension to the light and feel of a kitchen.
There are so many spaces within the kitchen where you can use copper to its best advantage. A warm looking tactile product it can be used, polished to perfection to provide reflection, brushed to add texture or aged for a retro look where the natural patinas take centre stage.
Make a design statement in a contemporary kitchen with Rotpunkt cabinets, doors and draws in Pearl Copper. Beautiful, smooth, handle-less, doors & draws with profile edges or push to open mechanisms, radiate warmth and elegance in this minimalist modern style.
There are many places within the kitchen where copper and brass are making a statement. Copper splash backs add interest warmth and reflection. Use copper sheeting, cut to size for a wonderfully sleek, no-join appearance or riveted for rustic appeal. It can be found with a high-shine reflective finish or a scratched and tarnished antique finish. Copper lined lights bathe the space in a warm cosy glow. Brushed copper taps can give a Mediterranean or bistro feel to a kitchen while light switches, beautiful handles and accessories including kettles, pans, furnishing and blinds and can provide a vintage or luxury feel in the kitchen and complement other copper detailing in the room. Using copper is a stunning alternative to more traditional products.
A copper topped Island creates a real focal point, installed polished in a natural state it will develop a patina rather than look pristine, but be aware it will show up scratches, "When untreated copper reacts with water, greening will occur , which means it will age in a different way to the areas not in contact with water. Consequently clients often opt for copper that has been aged, distressed and sealed giving it instant character as soon as its installed. Blue and green hues work well with painted kitchens and highlight similar colours beautifully. Contemporary kitchens look great with copper or brass wall cladding which adds warmth and depth to the clean lines of the furniture.
Aged and treated copper sill with polished copper stud rivets complements the handmade painted furniture. Polished edge reflects the look and feel of the pendant lamp interiors.