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Copper Kitchen Accents: Kitchen Decor Ideas

Kitchen Decorating with Copper Accents : Bring New Life to Your Home Decor

Do you 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. It will be a complement your entire home decor.

A place setting of copper flatware with hammered copper handles, placed on a royal blue napkin.

Copper Kitchenware

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.

Update your kitchenware with a new set of hammered copper bowls and mugs. Whether you are cooking with it or keeping it around just for its good looks, you won’t be disappointed with a new set of copper pots. And if you are looking for low-maintenance cookware, then choose a set that features an easy-to-clean, nonstick surface.

Copper kitchen accents in a canister set, salt and pepper set, a pumpkin mold, a fruit bowl, and moscow mule mugs.

Copper Kitchen Accents

Now think beyond cookware to all those fabulous kitchen accents with copper elements that can be displayed on countertops, kitchen islands, shelves, and tables. You may be surprised at how many options are available to bring this design trend to your kitchen — 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.

Copper Kitchen Design

If you really wish to go all-out for a copper kitchen design, you can upgrade your kitchen in a variety of ways. Replace your sink and kitchen faucet with copper-colored models! Upgrade your cupboard handles and hinges with copper-colored hardware.

Add a copper backsplash behind the sink to give a distinct, high-end aspect to your kitchen, with the unique characteristic that copper’s color will change gradually with time. Oxygen and humidity will deepen that color and develop natural waves and patterns within the metal.

Explore new copper-colored faceplates for your appliances – no need to buy new ones! Finish off the look with copper pendant lights!

A quilted black paisley print table runner and matching placemat, with a hammered copper moscow mule mug.

Copper Drinkware

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! Below is a recipe for the traditional Moscow Mule.


Hammered Copper Moscow Mules
Set of 2 Hammered Copper Moscow Mules

Moscow Mule Recipe


4 oz. Ginger beer

1 ½ oz. vodka

1/6 oz. lime juice

In a pre-chilled copper mug filled with ice ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice. Garnish with a lime slice and enjoy!

Copper Bowl and Skeleton Hands
Halloween Copper Bowl and Skeleton Hands

Color Coordinating With Copper

Look for ways to utilize copper with your holiday decor – Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. your copper accents don’t need to be put away for the holidays.

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? Try decorating with burlap or natural colored linens.

Or, you may 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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Comments (1)

Adorable stuff! Copper kitchenware are in trend now-days and gives very amazing look to your kitchen. I’m a total copper fan and I so excited to own them for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

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