Gold Accents in the Kitchen: From Just a Little to a Whole Lot

published Sep 12, 2014
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After being pushed out in favor of stainless and brushed nickel for many, many years, gold is making a big comeback in the kitchen. There are all kinds of ways to embrace the look — whether you’re looking to add just a little bit of shine to your kitchen or a whole lot, we’ve got some ideas for you.

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If you’re just dipping your toes into this trend, start small with gold hardware. Spotted on Houzz.

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Your next big step? A gold faucet. Image from Valerie Aflalo.

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Or perhaps some shiny light fixtures. Image from Design Sponge.

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Take it to the next level with gold fixtures AND a gold sink. Image from Domaine Home.

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This kitchen from Pencil and Paper Co. has something that I’d never seen before but immediately fell in love with: gold toned open shelving. I love how it makes everything on the shelves feel just a little more special.

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The trend towards kitchens with no upper cabinets has elevated range hoods from unsung necessities to statement pieces. If shiny metallics in the kitchen make you happy, why not go for a gold (or brass) range hood, as seen in this Brooklyn kitchen?

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Gold cabinets? Sure, why not? With shiny metallic cabinets, you can guarantee that your kitchen will be anything but boring. Fiona Lynch via The Design Chaser.

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And finally, a kitchen (spotted on Afflante) that makes the one above look positively understated. All over gold cabinets definitely aren’t for the faint of heart — but they’re guaranteed to make your kitchen look like a million bucks.