Count on Copper

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a few samples of copper. Having never worked with copper before I was curious to examine the 36 various samples I got, which included distressed copper, zebra-ish striped copper and weathered copper in blue, green and red. I never really thought about it but you can use copper in so many ways. This metal adds a great sheen and shimmer to any room without overpowering in color, because it still has that metallic sensibility.[1] Anyway, copper looks great in a kitchen: using it as a backsplash or as the countertop itself looks really cool and sleek but still rustic and industrial, especially if you balance it out with other modern furnishings. Hint: there’s nothing worse looking than copper in a kitchen with a wood that is nearly the same in color—it’s too matchy-matchy and it looks uber ‘90’s, therefore it is an absolute no-no in my book. [2] Copper can be flat and distressed or shiny and glam. Ah, the wonder of materials.

copper chair
copper counter
copper hanging
EH & I
Copper wall
oudoor shower

[1] Aka it’s not like a real color even though it has orange undertones in it but it can also add color to a room that is lacking hue.

[2] How many times did I do a double word with a dash in between in that sentence?


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