Why copper is the metal of the moment

Whilst copper is most certainly the metal of the moment in kitchen design trends, its natural beauty, and practical characteristics are timeless. So why use copper in kitchens?
As copper ages, it improves. Its colour deepens with exposure to moisture and oxygen, creating extra visual interest. Be it polished to perfection, or with an older, weathered look, there’s no better material to choose for your new kitchen.
Copper blends into, and compliments, your own unique style
The advantage of copper over other shiny metallic finishes is the sheer variety of forms, colours and finishes. It can give an industrial-style kitchen a warmth that cooler metals, like stainless steel, lack.
The smooth, reflective surface of polished copper gives a stunning edge to a contemporary kitchen.
Copper splashbacks can be the detail that gives a touch of warmth to an all-white kitchen.
Looking for something more rustic? Dulled or burnished copper finishes, which give an impression of great age, can really spice up your country kitchen.
Distinctive and hygienic worktops
Being easy to clean, and resistant to microbes, copper ticks all the practical boxes for a worktop. And copper simply radiates warmth and style that you don’t get with more sterile looking metals.
A touch of warm sophistication
Stainless steel accessories are everywhere you look, but copper accessories have the power to elevate your kitchen with a touch of sophistication. And it’s not just looks that copper wins on, it has practical advantages too. Its conductive properties give your pots and pans a more evenly distributed heat. No more hot spots.
Anglia Factor’s main suppliers, Neff, Miele and KitchenAid have amazing ranges of copper kitchen accessories. One that’s very popular, thanks to a certain channel hopping baking show, is the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer. This striking, beautiful and brilliant appliance gives your kitchen a touch of timeless class. Not to mention the ability to produce prize winning cakes, pies and pizzas. It’s the essence of copper in one striking package, a touch of warm elegance, with a unique high-end function that sets your kitchen apart.
A splash of copper
Easy to clean copper splashbacks are a smart choice for a well-used kitchen. Using a large sheet of copper, rather than several joined sheets, makes your splashback even easier to maintain, and adds to the spectacle that copper brings to your kitchen. And with a choice of finish, from brushed to burnished, your copper splashback can adapt and fit in perfectly with any dream kitchen design.
Like we said, copper is the trendy kitchen design material of the moment, but its practical, hygienic benefits, timeless warmth and feel, and potential to age gracefully in ways other materials won’t, mean it’ll still look amazing in years to come.
Want to add a touch of copper to your dream kitchen? Call us on 01473 610192 to arrange a visit to our showroom, where we can show you our range of copper appliances from manufacturers such as Neff, KitchenAid and Miele, as well as our many options for copper worktops.