Doing A Kitchen Reno Refresh- Design thoughts??? Help!


Can I mix stainless steel with copper? We have stainless appliances. I have cinnamon /cherry cabinets & black granite counters. I would like a dark (nearly black) espresso quartz sink, brushed stainless steel faucet and glass tile backsplash with some copper for a little sparkle and stainless cabinet pulls. Hubby says stick to the stainless sink but if I do that can I still mix in some copper in the backsplash without it looking like I just threw in an added color? I just think it needs some pizazz. And the flooring is also being changed to a grouted faux stone plank with grays and tans. Design thoughts??? Help!

q doing a kitchen reno refresh
q doing a kitchen reno refresh
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  • Dawn Gagnon Dawn Gagnon on Jul 15, 2018
    Personally I think the stainless steel would work beautifully with the grays in the new flooring. Your appliances are already stainless steel so keeping all the finishes the same gives the room a finished look and well put together. For extra pizzazz you can always add snazzy pulls and handles for the cabinets :D

  • Cheryl McCall Lewis Cheryl McCall Lewis on Jul 16, 2018

    Be careful not to have so many different patterns. With the cabinet tops and flooring you may find adding more textures and colors will make things a little too busy and take away from the new floors and cabinet tops.

  • Dee Dee on Jul 16, 2018

    If you are looking to add a splash of color in your backsplash, there is a copper colored stainless steel. It is not as deep a copper color as a regular copper and has that stainless patina. It would coordinate well with your appliances and cabinets - actually make the cherry pop - and add a hint of copper without being obnoxiously orange. Try googling it. I believe I used to make purchases in the past. I always recommend a client get a sample of what they like and place it in their kitchen. Move it from where it gets the most light to where it gets the least and live with it a little before making the change. Remember, the look changes with the variance in light, so what you like in a bright room you may not like in a dim room and vice-a-versa. Same goes with the cabinet pulls and knobs. If you go for the stainless copper, then try a coordinating knob or pull. These are relatively inexpensive changes that can make a huge difference. Good Luck!

  • Pro9949319 Pro9949319 on Jul 16, 2018

    Paint the cabinets white and do a new backsplash. You can keep your countertops and you'll be surprised how bright and updated the kitchen will look. You can even keep your floor. If you still want to change it after that, you can. It's a pretty inexpensive solution that will make a HUGE difference!

    • Beth Roger Steinhoff Beth Roger Steinhoff on Jul 17, 2018

      NO!!!!!!!!!!!!DON"T PAINT YOUR CUPBOARDS!!!!! THIS is a FAD. When people get trired of this(and they will soon) you won"t have to strip yours and they will!!!!!

  • Michelle Epler Michelle Epler on Jul 16, 2018

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  • Diana Lewis Diana Lewis on Aug 11, 2018

    Use of the Back splash that includes a random mix of all colors in the kitchen will pull together nicely