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2018 Trend: Go For Gold
Published:  05 February, 2018

While copper has long reigned as king of the kitchen accents and accessories, there’s a new metallic finish set to dominate throughout 2018 – gold! Explains Chloë Thacker, Marketing Director, Hafele UK.

From the all-encompassing to the stylish detail, gold is quickly making its mark. If you’re not quite ready to commit to gold cabinets and worktops, or just want to update your current living space with a touch of elegance, we’ve got some ideas to help you successfully integrate gold into your kitchen.

Gold you can hold

The popularity of metal finish handles shows no sign of disappearing – and it’s easy to see why. They work hard in the kitchen, providing reliable durability and easy maintenance, not to mention striking style.

It is often the handles that give kitchens their finishing touch and allow homeowners to really stamp their personality on their living space, and no finish does this more than gold. Adding gold handles into the kitchen can be a quick way to give a fresh new feel that has maximum impact and can be set perfectly against almost any finish, whether that be natural wood or our favourite pastel millennial pink.

Golden glow

There’s a warmth that comes from golden hues that many other finishes simply can’t match. Think about adding lighting with a golden effect, such as warm white LEDs, to areas of your kitchen. Nature’s own light delivers golden palettes - the flicker of a candle and setting of the sun - and that warmth can easily be created throughout your kitchen as a whole, or directed at certain areas.

If you’re unsure about how to approach the lighting plan in your kitchen, speak to one of our Studio Partners. Go for gold and make 2018 glow.