From handles to splashback ideas and more, metallic finishings are going to be the most sought-after material of 2023. “We’re noticing a shift with consumers looking to incorporate mixed metals into their kitchen designs," explains Alex Main, director of The Main Company.
"Metals in similar tones offer a cohesive style, such as copper and gold which pair perfectly due to their warm undertones, or cooler metals like nickel and chrome which sit well against lighter colors and modern kitchen designs. Using too much of the same metal can look one-dimensional, so ensure the finish you choose suits its placement in the kitchen.”
"Shiny chrome is proving to be less popular, with some designs favoring matte black to be somewhat more unassuming," says the interior designer at Optiplan Kitchens, Andy Briggs. "However, more muted choices of metal are taking off in popularity in kitchens in 2023. Materials such as pewter, copper, and brushed brass create a much more natural effect."
"Choosing a more toned-down option for your ‘kitchen jewelry’ can really switch up the aesthetic of your kitchen and give much more character than ever before." Similar to that of metallics updating key bathroom trends in 2023 too.
"We anticipate that gold, copper, and brass are set to be favored in 2023, adding small, sophisticated touches that make a huge overall difference," remarks Jo Winston. "Consider brass cabinet handles, copper taps, and gold-toned accessories such as kettles and storage to incorporate these understated additions into your space effortlessly."
Incidentally changing hardware to more luxe materials is a great way to make your kitchen look more expensive on a budget.