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Transition to Fall With Touches of Copper

Transitioning to Fall is easy with touches of copper decor.

I just love this time of year when the long, hot days of summer give way to the cooler days of fall.  When we have had our fill of iced tea and are ready for spiced latte. And when the bathing suits are put away and the sweaters and boots make an appearance.

Blend deep hues and metallic finishes with worn, organic and natural textures for your fall look.

This season also signals a change in our home décor.  Whites and soft pinks are replaced with warmer tones and hues, and for me there is no easier way to transition than by bringing copper decor elements into my kitchen.

A few pieces thoughtfully sprinkled throughout the kitchen is all that’s required to make an easy shift.

The deep hues of pink and purple hydrangeas pop against Karen’s white and gray kitchen, where copper adds a warm metallic touch. Perfect for the autumn season.

Aside from the fact that I love cooking with copper pots and pans, I also love the way they add warmth to my mostly white kitchen.  The white marble backsplash that looks so fresh and clean in the spring and summer months quickly transforms with the addition of my copper pots.

I don’t discriminate when it comes to copper…shiny and new or old and tarnished all look great to me, and in fact, I think the more you mix the better.

Whether sporting a newly minted shine or the patina of old age, copper kitchenware is a beautiful and practical addition to any kitchen.

With just a couple of antique copper pieces added to my glass cabinets, the all-white display becomes something that just feels a bit more like fall.

A touch of new, shiny copper on a cake stand and my favorite colander carries the look through to the center island, without being too overwhelming.

Use the changing seasons and changing decor as an opportunity to experiment on a low-risk level with mixed metallics. Karen already has silver-toned fixtures in her kitchen, and they blend perfectly with the seasonal addition of copper metallic touches.

This year I added several new (and new to me pieces) to my kitchen.  Four perfectly, polished copper canisters fill in a space on my counter that used to display a galvanized tray.  And a shiny new copper stockpot is just waiting for the first soup of the season.

Unfinished copper easily tarnishes to a lovely patina.

Perhaps my favorite additions are a perfectly tarnished large copper pitcher that pairs so beautifully with the purple-pink hues of the fall hydrangea.  The addition of seeded eucalyptus gives the arrangement a soft romantic feel in the kitchen and brings in the beautiful tones of fall. And finally, a set of antique copper mugs have found a home in my kitchen cabinet and will no doubt be making an appearance on my holiday tables.

Karen already uses marble in her year-round kitchen decor, such as in the herringbone tile backsplash and the countertops. This copper cake plate with the marble top is perfect for her fall look.

It is surprising how easily a kitchen can transform with just a few copper elements.  A new tone against the white backdrop is the perfect way to gently transition to fall.

Karen Snyder writes about home, family and entertaining at Sanctuary Home, where her elegant country style inspires and educates. You can also follow her on Instagram.

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