Give your kitchen the Midas touch

Going for gold is a fool proof design trick for adding a touch of glamour to bespoke kitchens. Why not ramp up the luxe factor with a bank of metallic cabinets or try a hint of a glint on trims and handles. Metallics mean business and it isn’t simply gold that will give your kitchen a glow up. Try burnished copper and aged brass to elevate an upmarket kitchen design. Deciding how to harness warm metallics is key to a shiny, happy kitchen design. So, whether it’s a little or a lot, it’s time to tap into your heart of gold. Let Roundhouse show you why metallics will never be a flash in the pan.

Go for a golden wall

If too much metallic might send you into a meltdown, latest kitchen designs love a golden wall. Consider adding a splashback in a warm metallic hue – one of the best ways to upgrade monochrome cupboards into a luxury kitchen design. Sheets of treated metal in bronze or brass tones add so much design flair to a functional splashback; just one zone of the kitchen design might be enough. Metallic glazed tiles are a practical and brilliant option. Choose from high shine or satin sheen, be it mosaics in dazzling gold or burnished Metro tiles for the ultimate bronze kitchen.

Warm up with copper

We love the warmth of copper. The metallic, reddish-brown hue radiates a grown-up style statement to boost your bespoke kitchen design. Start small with rows of hanging copper pots and pans for a 21st century Farmhouse mood. Copper worktops look oh so cool too. Seal the tops if you want to keep the copper’s lustre or leave unsealed if you want them to develop a rich, green and red patina. This classic black and white kitchen is given a metallic twist with a copper sheen pop on the wall units. The looks is echoed by the exotic marble top kitchen island streaked with flashes of vibrant copper.

Pick out metallic details

Sometimes less is more. Mix up rich colour, texture and a dash of metallic to create a beautiful bespoke kitchen that tells a story. It’s a favourite design trick at Roundhouse as senior design consultant, Allison Lynch, says: “The most popular kitchen trend is using a mix of materials that work well together. For the brave, we would suggest dark greens and metals paired with textured worktops.”

Metallic details give off a subtle glow. Try slick gold handles and modern framing details. Otherwise, a copper luxury sink or bronze kitchen tap might just be the only shine you need.

Clad your cupboards

Full-blown bling your thing? Why not clad a row of cupboards with a contrasting metal finish. A luxury kitchen island becomes a serious thing of beauty with all four sides finished in a warm, muted gold. Modern day metal-effect laminates are a good choice for busy family kitchens. Otherwise, real metal cladding is tough and easy to clean but will scratch and dent over time and show up fingerprints.

Pair with pastel

Pastels are the perfect partner for a golden touch. Pair pink, buttermilk, sea green and whispery blue with metallic accents to get the ultimate luxury kitchen design. It’s a 2023 kitchen combination you’ll never tire of. In this Roundhouse kitchen, barely-there blush cabinets are offset with a copper clad island unit and a neutral stone top. Glass pendants and an antiqued mirrored splashback lighten up the look for an effortlessly chic mood. Practical and pretty…that’s what we call gold dust.

Can I mix metals in the kitchen?

The short answer is yes. Mixing gold and silver metals can create an eye-catching kitchen design. For example, it’s okay to mix brass and chrome fixtures in one space, gold and nickel can work too. There are some style rules though: keep finishes the same, so if you’re using brushed brass, use brushed nickel too. For a cohesive look, handles, pulls and knobs should be in the same design and in the same metallic. Sinks and tap should also be in a matching metallic. If you’re unsure, it might be better sticking to the same metallic throughout your bespoke designer kitchen. Head to our Roundhouse designers for masses of expert advice.

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Cambridge, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!