It’s the warm-hued, metallic favourite that can be seen everywhere now, from homewares and accessories to furniture.
I know I sure have struggled to contain my love affair with copper… and have had to show some restraint to ensure it’s a material used in moderation.
If I had it my (frivolous) way, I’d find myself blinded from its golden glisten across every aspect of my home.
Whilst I love almost every copper lamp, vase and table leg out there, there are some more interesting ways to feature the gorgeous metal in the home.
Coloured glass mirror
A mirror’s purpose may not solely be to provide us with a means of indulging our narcissistic side.
Coloured glass mirror can be used to create a focal point of a space, to break up the lengthy illusion of a hallway or to open up a space, with its reflective qualities.
Copper glass mirror, even if used in large panels over a wall, can sometimes appear more subtle than a conventional mirror. A way to create a striking yet understated look with just the right level of metallic pigment.
I love this look in two distinct styles – a classic, smooth panel of copper mirror for a sleek look, or a bevelled-edge piece for added depth.
Copper taps bring warmth to a bathroom and an antique character to an otherwise sleek, modern space.
With industrial charm, they make for an unlikely feature but a brilliant one – I have them in my bathroom.
Paired with matte white, cool charcoal and dove grey, their golden hue stands out and adds elegance amongst the starkness.
Copper kitchen cabinets
Copper painted kitchen cabinets are a functional way of getting a generous copper fix in the kitchen. Cabinets are often kept understated, while other features such as the splashback or worktop can sometimes take centre stage in the kitchen.
However a gleaming wall of copper in the way of cabinets, paired with clean white or concrete, will look striking from a distance of any open plan kitchen.
Metall-FX create bespoke, metallic finishes on a variety of materials, from concrete to MDF. I’m loving their satin copper finish for a warm, rich look.