Copper Kitchen Accents Bring New Life to Your Kitchen
Want a new look for your kitchen, but not in the position of completing an all-out remodel? Decorating with copper accents may be all that your kitchen needs to give it a facelift and breathe new life into it. Copper is one of those metallics that complement other metals beautifully, including your stainless steel appliances, while adding warmth and a distinctive beauty throughout your kitchen.
The advantage of copper pieces is that they are both beautiful and practical at the same time. Copper cookware is begging to be displayed. Hang it from a pot rack or artfully display it on shelves. Whether you are cooking with it or keeping it around just for its good looks, you won’t be disappointed. And if you are looking for easy care cookware, then choose a set that features an easy-to-clean nonstick surface.
Copper Kitchen Accents
Now think beyond cookware to all those fabulous kitchen accents with copper elements that can be displayed on countertops, shelves and tables. You may be surprised at how many options are available to bring this design trend to your kitchen—copper colanders, canisters, platters, mixing bowls, vases, utensils cookbook holders and decorative display stands.
Copper Kitchen Wall Decor
When you have some wall space, use it to your advantage to continue your copper-inspired look. Use copper rings to hold dishtowels or hang a copper-toned dish sponge holder near the sink. Hang a copper metallic pumpkin wreath on a kitchen door. Arrange metallic accent pieces, such as vases, country farm animals and kitchen utensils in a whimsical way with kitchen word art and plaques above kitchen cabinets for a charming and welcoming look.
Have you noticed a trend in copper mugs lately? The re-emergence of the Moscow mule and its many iterations have made copper mugs and drinkware particularly popular these days. The copper metal quickly takes on the cool temperature of your drink and helps keep it there while you enjoy it. Serve up a batch of beverages on a copper tray and you have your cocktail hour covered! Here is a recipe for the traditional Moscow Mule.
Moscow Mule Recipe
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4 oz. Ginger beer
1 ½ oz. vodka
1/6 oz. lime juice
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Color Coordinating With Copper
Now that you have been introduced to the beauty of copper, what colors should you use to complement it in your kitchen? From kitchen linens to window treatments to rugs to wall colors, there are a few hues that work particularly well. White and ivory, of course, look beautiful with copper. Giving it a clean background to pop its warm glow against. A range of deep blues from navy to indigo (and even teal) all look spectacular with copper as an accent. Feeling earthy? Then you’ll love the look of green and copper combined, whether you choose deep emerald, forest green or softer hues like moss. You will be surprised how copper accents paired with a new color can transform the look of your kitchen.
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