I love the new trend of gold in the kitchen, because it takes the kitchen from a purely utilitarian space to something special, something worth being celebrated. Here are a few ways you can add a little shine to your space, some of them a bit unexpected. Try one, or try a few, to take your kitchen to the next level.
Above: Here's something we haven't seen before — a brass bracket underneath a cabinet, with pegs for hanging kitchen utensils. It's beautiful and useful. Spotted on Fantastic Frank.
If you'd like to get your feet wet, start with the hardware — a simple and relatively inexpensive way to get your gold fix. Image from Fantastic Frank.
Another great way to add a little shine is with an elegant faucet, like this brass Vola design spotted on Seventeen Doors.
Take things to the next level with a gold sink, like this one spotted on Dromme Kjokkenet.
Brass turns the range hood, usually a purely utilitarian object, into a design feature. Spotted on Design Sponge.
Protect your walls and add a little bling with a sheet of hammered brass behind the stove. Image from Elle Mat & Vin.
A gold pot rail adds a little shine to a kitchen from Gisbert Poeppler.
Brass shelves and a range hood add a touch of luxury to this kitchen from Michael Bechara.
For an especially subtle bit of shine, try a gold toe kick, as seen on Desire to Inspire.
On the other end of the spectrum, there's this brass backsplash from Vogue Living — anything but subtle, but in the best possible way.
A finally, from Lonny, a kitchen with a gold mirrored backsplash. Mirrored backsplashes have been out of favor for so long — maybe it's time for them to make a comeback.