Some trends in finishes for 2020-2021
Most of our customers want their items to match the room’s other metallic surfaces. Kitchen sink has a brushed nickel faucet, then the cabinet hardware should also be finished in brushed nickel. But recently some customers are getting bold and mixing two colors like copper and nickel. Collectedinterior.com proclaimed last year “Metals are going to be all over the place …. We’re talking silver, gold, tin, and copper.” Tin panels are predicted to be a popular backsplash option for kitchens. The mixed metal decor trend will also be pretty popular. Silver and brown metals will work well together, like iron and gold or bronze. Be careful not to mix more than three metals in one space, or your decor could become way too busy and overwhelming for one room. The right interior design firm can help you find balance.”
Here’s a look at some popular finishes:
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Yes, It’s True: Brass Finishes Are Popular Again
Thanks to new tone and finish options that pair nicely with other metals, brass is making a comeback as a top choice in residential design. https://www.builderonline.com/design/yes-its-true-brass-finishes-are-popular-again_o
– from the bigchill.com
Metallics That Look Stunning in Your Kitchen
Gold. If you like gold as much as President Trump, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bronze is a sophisticated metal, comprised of about 90% copper and 10% tin. The classic metal is darker than copper and has more cool tones rather than warm. Bronze turns green when it oxidizes, lending a tarnished look that can make your kitchen look worldly and cozy. Bronze is a bold metal that will still hold its own when paired with dramatic colors like black, hunter green, charcoal gray, or navy blue.
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.
“Art Deco has long been an influence on creatives in every industry and interior designers are no exception. While brass remains a perennial favourite, at least for the foreseeable, you can expect new mixes of materials and clean forms in 2020. Think lozenge-shaped lamps with marble and metal bases, simple geometric outlines and curves galore, but more understated than previous incarnations. Rather than glamour and overindulgence, the new look is a pared-back, minimalist interpretation of 1930s design,” explains LoveProperty.com.
GOLD AND BLACK CHROME
“Move over stainless, chrome and nickel! Gold is probably hitting its zenith of popularity in the home decor trend movement for 2020! We have seen it gaining an immense following of natural brass, bronze, and gold lovers! And who can resist it after almost a decade of all that silver!…
Gold metal is nothing new. It is just coming on very strong in new and exciting ways! Natural brass that earns its own patina and other gilded metals are showing up in sleek designs for the modern home,” is some of the design news reported by StoneGableBlog.com, and “As the saying goes… what goes around comes around! And so it is in decorating. But returning styles usually come back with a little different spin! I love the pared-down, slimmer profile of the gold accents I am seeing! This is not the brass and gold of the 1880’s and 90’s! I think gold metal is a very welcomed returning classic! There is room in on-trend home decor for all metals. And they look their best when they are mixed together. Choose gold to be your predominate metal color and mix it with a bit of nickel! Gold and nickel look gorgeous together! Don’t shy away from the gold trend just don’t be too matchy-matchy!” https://www.stonegableblog.com/7-home-decor-trends-for-2020/