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Trend Alert: Metallic Sheets in the Kitchen

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Trend Alert: Metallic Sheets in the Kitchen

March 28, 2023

Noting lately: metallic sheets put to work in the kitchen—not only as backsplashes but as toe kicks and more. Interestingly, we  tend to spot the idea in projects Down Under—perhaps where the trend took root.

Here are a few we like:

architect kieron gate went with a sheet of brass as backsplash in a sensitive r 17
Above: Architect Kieron Gate went with a sheet of brass as backsplash in A Sensitive Remodel That Celebrates the ‘Undercroft’ in Brisbane, Australia. “It has a warmth and reflectiveness to it, pairing well with the timber and concrete,” he says. “It will also patina with age.” Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones, courtesy of Kieron Gait Architects.
an ikea kitchen got a glow up thanks, in part, to a brass backsplash and counte 18
Above: An Ikea kitchen got a glow-up thanks, in part, to a brass backsplash and counter in A Young Australian Designer’s Inventive Cabin Makeover, Ikea Upgrade Included. Photograph by Lachlan Moore, courtesy of Studio Moore and Ross Farm.
and at riverside house: a normandy guesthouse from an upstart american restaura 19
Above: And at Riverside House: A Normandy Guesthouse from an Upstart American Restaurateur, a brass sheet—sourced from the longstanding Paris metal store Tartaix—serves as backsplash. Photography courtesy of Riverside House.
an original favorite: brass sheet as backsplash in the upstate new york farmhou 20
Above: An original favorite: brass sheet as backsplash in the upstate New York farmhouse of Lisa Przystup and Jonathon Linaberry (complete with a budget pot rack: copper piping from Home Depot). Photograph by April Valencia, courtesy of Rip & Tan, from The Catskills Farmhouse of Two Brooklyn Creatives, Weekend DIY Edition.
a brass sheet provides a surprise bit of gleam under the counter in before and  21
Above: A brass sheet provides a surprise bit of gleam under the counter in Before and After: An Abandoned House Redone—With Eco Materials and Plenty of Color. Photograph by French + Tye, courtesy of Bradley Van Der Straeten.
and a variation on the theme: a copper backsplash, &#8\2\20;unsealed to all 22
Above: And a variation on the theme: a copper backsplash, “unsealed to allow for oxidation,” in a Commune Design kitchen. See more in Kitchen of the Week: French Mid-Century Style in Santa Monica. Photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson, courtesy of Commune Design.

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Frequently asked questions

What are metallic sheets in kitchen design?

Metallic sheets are thin, flexible metal sheets that are applied to cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes to create a sleek, industrial look in the kitchen.

What types of metal sheets are commonly used in kitchens?

The most commonly used metal sheets in kitchen design are stainless steel, copper, and brass.

Are metallic sheets durable?

Yes, metallic sheets are highly durable and resistant to heat, stains, and scratches. They are also easy to clean and maintain.

How are metallic sheets installed?

Metallic sheets are typically installed by a professional using a strong adhesive. The sheets are carefully measured and cut to fit the specific area of the kitchen being covered.

Are metallic sheets expensive?

The cost of metallic sheets can vary depending on the type and thickness of metal used, as well as the size of the area being covered. However, they are generally more expensive than traditional materials like laminate or tile.

Can metallic sheets be used in other areas besides the kitchen?

Yes, metallic sheets can be used in other areas of the home as well, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and outdoor kitchens.

Is it easy to change the look of a kitchen with metallic sheets?

Yes, metallic sheets can be removed or replaced relatively easily, making them a good option for those who like to switch up their kitchen design frequently.

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