All-black kitchen cabinets with copper touches
Want to really make an impact? Whether you go for a more traditional or modern style, all-black cabinets are great for creating a sleek, sophisticated look.
For a more dramatic, but still streamlined look, pair black cabinets with black walls. While for smaller kitchens, white or light coloured walls will brighten and open up the space.
With black cabinetry, it’s easy to introduce copper into the mix with finishing touches like brushed copper handles on cupboards and drawers.
Using copper hardware or trims in an otherwise all-black kitchen is a great way to add a pop of colour and warmth to the space. Metallic copper accents also particularly complement matte black finishes
Be creative with lighting
One of the best things about using a metallic colour like copper in your colour scheme is that it opens up a whole world of options for statement lighting.
Whether your space is big or small, copper light fixtures will look fantastic, and add lots of warmth to a black kitchen.
Pendant lighting above your kitchen island or table is great for an industrial feel (and providing extra light exactly where you need it). And these look great in all-copper for a stand-out piece, or choose a matte black exterior and copper interior to the light shade for a more understated look.
Try a black and copper kitchen sink
Don’t forget about this often overlooked part of the kitchen - choosing a sink that matches your colour scheme is a great way to keep your kitchen cohesive.
An all-copper kitchen sink is a great statement piece, especially when it’s surrounded by all-black cabinets and worktops.
But if you don’t think a 100% copper sink is right for your kitchen, why not try a black sink with a copper tap?
Tie it in with black and copper accents around the sink, such as a plate rack or soap dispenser that matches the rest of your decor.
Be bold with a copper backsplash
With a black and copper kitchen colour scheme, you have the perfect opportunity to go bold with your backsplash.
A metallic copper backsplash is a classic - whether you go for plain copper sheet or a hammered finish.
Copper is super durable and easy to clean, so it’s perfect for a kitchen backsplash. And a shiny metal backsplash looks great with sleek, matte black cabinets for a sophisticated look.
But if metal backsplash isn’t right for you, you can even incorporate copper tones into other materials. Choose a black marble with copper veins, and match your backsplash to the worktop on your kitchen island for an extra luxurious feel.
Break up the black and metal with wooden accents
A black and copper kitchen is definitely a striking look, so a great way to soften it and bring some natural elements back into the space is with wooden accents.
Although copper is warm in colour, an all black and metal kitchen can sometimes feel quite cold, so using wood tones throughout the kitchen can make the space feel more homely.
Light woods such as pine or oak, or even deeper, warm toned woods like walnut, look great in a black and copper kitchen. Wooden countertops, shelves, chairs, tables and flooring all complement black and copper beautifully.
Whichever you choose, pairing black and copper with wooden touches is sure to create a cosy, inviting space you’ll love spending time in.
Black and copper kitchenware and accents
If you love the idea of a black and copper kitchen, but don’t want to commit to an entirely dark and metallic colour scheme, adding in black and copper accents can transform the atmosphere of your space.
Consider adding in pops of colour with small appliances such as a black and copper toaster or kettle, copper pots and pans, or a copper cafetiere on the counter. Even using black or copper fruit bowl can make all the difference.
And don’t forget about crockery and utensils! All-black plates, bowls and cups are sleek and modern, while a copper set of utensils is sure to give a luxurious feel.
If you already have a statement appliance like a copper fridge or oven, keep the rest of your kitchen simple and black to let that be the main focal point of the room.
When it comes to choosing the colour of the worktops in your black and copper kitchen, you have a few different options depending on the look you’re going for.
Black countertops will provide a seamless and modern look when paired with black cabinets, creating one continuous line from wall to floor.
As mentioned previously, wooden countertops are a great option if you want to break up the black and add a softness and warmth to the room.
Stone countertops, depending on the colour you choose, can transform your space in a variety of ways. A dark grey granite can offer a nice contrast and balance out the room similar to how wood might, whilst a glossy black marble can be used to amp up the opulence of the colour scheme and add to the luxurious feel of a black and copper kitchen.
However you choose to style your kitchen, a black and copper colour scheme is a great choice for any space, that’ll look fantastic for years to come.
If you’re ready to create your very own black and copper kitchen, find your nearest retailer today and start designing your ideal space.