12.19.2011

{trends of 2012: warm metals in the kitchen}

Happy Christmas week everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start. I'm planning to share a few of the trends popping up for the New Year, which I still cannot believe is only days away! I've scoured all of our favorite mags, and I'll share what I've found throughout this week in this trend report series. First up:


I shared in my top 5 trends of 2011 post that warm metals were back in full force, and this year more specifically I think we will continue to see gold and brass embraced in the kitchen! This is a traditional, somewhat European look that has made it's way back into many homes despite the fact that many still cringe at the thought of their 1980's fixtures. Classic designs and mixing together warm and cool metals like gold & silver will be sure to keep this look current & clean. And if you are weary of permanent fixtures, simply stock up on accessories!








Tommy Smythe via House & Home


Any one already embracing warm metals in their kitchen?

31 comments:

modern jane said...

I love the movement in this direction! I have all chrome and still really like it but this is so beautiful!

The enchanted home said...

Love seeing brass in the kitchen, dresses it up beautifully and I have started seeing more of it too. Beautiful post!

Pawleys Island Posh said...

I just love it!

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I just love it!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

I love mixing cool and warm metals, but I'm still not willing to reintroduce brass into my home. The 80s left a permanent scar on my design sensibilities! For now, I'm sticking with more muted golds.
Thanks for sharing, Nancy!
~ Wendi ~

Holly said...

You've chosen a few of my favorite kitchens from this year! I'm all about the warm metals but I am a bit hesitant about permanent fixtures so would probably try for the accessories. My Mom has an old hammered copper pot that she told me is mine if I want it - so I can't wait to get my hands on that! Fun round up Nancy!

LilyFair Drapery, Karen Hunt said...

I'm lovin these gold/brass tones. Way past time for a change don't you think? Now to convince clients!

pam said...

we just installed antique brass knobs and pulls in our kitchen. looks fantastic! i love it. glad for the confirmation that we're in style. do you have a source for the small pendant in the first image? pam

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

I have one job underway and I am incorporating antique brass throughout the home with lighting, plumbing, & cabinet hardware...it is making me want to build again, love it all!

Amanda Hill said...

Oh yes yes yes!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I think your right. Gold and brass are here! I am excited about the change. I do love silver also...

Catarina Santi said...

oh so lovely photos !!

merry christmas !!

santiroyalhome.blogspot.com

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I definitely plan to have some warm metals on our kitchen island someday. The picture of the wood with the gold handles is amazing!

classic • casual • home said...

Yes...we have aged brass library sconces and copper pots.

Diane James Home said...

I didn't think I was going to like gold in my kitchen (unless it was in my wallet!) but these fabulous images are changing my mind. I love the variety of looks from ulta-luxe to rustic and am swooning over the last kitchen - a keeper in the inspiration folder! Wishing you a happy holiday week, Cynthia

Andrea Johnson said...

I am such a modern girl when it comes to kitchen's but I am loving this trend! I am adding warm metals everywhere in my house.

Andrea
xo

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

All of it is fantastic!

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

I don't want to like these, because I swore that I'd never go gold again, but darn it if these aren't really, really beautiful! For now I'll drag my heels and stick with that beautiful bowl! ;)
PS-The light in that last pic is just like Jodi's kitchen light... the one she bought for $8 at a thrift store and painted black!

Jenna at Homeslice said...

I'm loving the warm metal- especially when mixed with cooler ones. A few of your images showed that, it's my favorite way to do hardware right now.

Kathysue said...

I think brass has been out of vogue long enough that now people will be more expectant of it!! I still have touches of it in my home but I mix it up so my house does not shout BRASS at you!! Love all of the above images, especially when mixed with black.I am on the look out for some new sconces in black and brass for my family room!! Kathysue

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

Love the black and brass the best. Ooooh, so delicious don't you think?

Designwali said...

once again...dream house folder....love it all.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I love the warm metals in the fact that they can warm up an otherwise cool scheme. I don't think I'd commit to anything costly or permanent.

Julie said...

Love this trend. Brass is absolutely gorgeous.

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

Love love love this! These images are going in my dream home inspiration file!

Jacquelyn@the20somethingsociety said...

I love the warm metals! I have to say we are planning on redoing our kitchen this year and I already told my husband I would like warmer metals!

Elizabet said...

I am 100% on board with this. We gave our kitchen a facelift in 2011 and included copper accents in our cottage drawer pulls and pendant lights. I love it!

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