Trends in interior design come and go in much the same way as clothing fashion trends do. However, the use of metallic features is a trend that has become enduringly popular in recent years. This is largely because metallic features add classic elegance coupled with some understated bling to your home's look.
Using metallic features when remodelling your kitchen is a great way to create a modern look. It will also add subtle colour and luminosity to the room, especially when used alongside the monochromatic colour palettes that are so common in modern kitchens. Here are three ways you can add metallic features to your new kitchen.
1. Electroplated aluminium counter edges
Electroplating is the process where a very thin layer of metal is applied to a base of inexpensive aluminium. This process means that you get the look of an expensive and beautiful metal without paying the high cost for a solid metal item. There are a wide variety of finishes that you can choose from including brass, copper, nickel, and bronze.
Using thin strips of this product along the edges of your kitchen workbenches adds a hint of glamour and style to the overall look. The electroplated aluminium strips can also be used to accentuate other kitchen features such as light fittings, shelving, and storage recesses for appliances.
2. Metallic tile splashback
Metallic tiles are a stunning choice to use as a splashback in your new kitchen. The highly reflective surface will provide the room with a touch of Hollywood dazzle and allow any available light to bounce around the room.
Metallic tiles come in a variety of finishes that mimic the look of different metal varieties. Make sure that your tile choice for the splashback matches or complements the finish of the electroplated aluminium strips you've chosen to ensure a cohesive look.
3. Metallic paint feature wall
Feature walls are an element commonly used in many modern kitchens and are a great way to add colour and contrast to a neutral palette. If you like the pizzazz of metallic finishes, then using a specialised metallic paint to brighten up a feature wall in your new kitchen is the perfect option.
This type of paint generally comes as a base colour which is then tinted to the chosen hue. Most metallic paint manufacturers have a good selection of different tints for you to choose from depending on your preferences. Metallic paint looks best on a very flat surface, so ensure that you fill in any cracks and thoroughly sand the wall surface prior to painting it.
Metallic features can help to create a unique and striking kitchen design. Try one of these ideas or a combination of all three in your kitchen remodelling project.