Stoneham contemporary kitchen with copper pendant lighting

Kitchen Trends 2019: Copper Reigns

In this instalment of our kitchen trends blog series for 2019, we take a look at the ongoing prevalence of copper in kitchen design. Well into the new year and beyond, this metallic hue will continue to dominate the market, perfectly complementing any kitchen style, be it rustic or industrial. Used for statement kitchen components or flaunted in stylish accents, copper could be the ideal accompaniment to your room.


Blue kitchen cupboards with copper pendant lighting hanging over kitchen island
This deep blue Stoneham kitchen project from the Fusion collection is perfectly complemented by copper pendant lights that illuminate the centre island.

Expect to see copper as well as rose gold accents more frequently in kitchen décor in 2019. A luxe addition to any cooking space, copper transforms a simple kitchen design into a stylish show space with just a few simple elements. Acting as jewellery for the room, knobs, handles and light shades can all be used to add character and will complement the kitchen’s overall colour palette. Lights in particular, hung over an island or a bar, are perfect to offer a touch of sophisticated glamour to every meal.

Light grey kitchen with copper pendant light over dining table
This grey kitchen in Stoneham’s Flow collection is embellished with copper lights, accessories and toaster.

Stand-out elements
If you’re looking for a breath-taking aesthetic, don’t reserve copper just for the quirky accents – 2019 will see copper utilised across the kitchen’s largest appliances, from ovens, to extractor hoods, to fridge freezers. The new year will also see a marked increase in sinks being made of metal, and copper sinks are even said to have some antibacterial properties – a win all round!

Wooden kitchen with island and copper lighting
Copper works beautifully when matched with warm timber, like in this Stoneham project in Ambience.

Styles galore
Copper components can complement many different kitchen styles. In a minimalist design, copper can highlight certain areas of the room, with statement pieces offering the space an attractive focal point. In busier designs, copper can be used all over the room, from the backs of furniture to hanging copper saucepans, and can help give the kitchen a brilliant soft shine. If you are more drawn to rustic styles, then incorporating copper is a must and will only add to the farmhouse feel in the room.

Considering copper for your new kitchen? Contact our design team here.  

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