I get slightly obsessed with certain materials from time to time. As is blatant from my Pinterest board (click here to follow) I have found a love of copper. I love its sheen and colour. I love it textured or smooth. I love it in Kitchens or in Bathrooms. I especially love it paired with black! I love Copper Design
For this reason I believe it has a place in any design style fit for the modern gentleman or lady.
Rustic Copper Design
If copper is to be used in a Rustic setting a beaten, rough texture works best. This creates the natural aesthetic synonymous with the style. The example has used a rough copper sink in raw timber and concrete. With a sink, the natural oxidisation of the copper will create a bluely, green tinge (patina). The same colour as the statue of liberty which, in fact, is made of copper. This will work well with the natural spirit of the style.
Traditional Copper Design
Copper in it’s reflective, polished form fits best in the Traditional style. This example employs a copper oven. The ornate and intricate hinges, handles and rails fit perfectly with the moulded timber cabinets and crafted nature of the style. The copper pots and containers continue the theme and the copper trim above the stove connects the hood and cooker well.
Industrial Copper Design
The Industrial style lends itself well to the use of exposed copper. The services of the style are often exposed. Running copper water pipes along the wall, instead of recessing them into the plasterwork, makes a bold statement and creates a contemporary Industrial look. The example is finished well with galvanised, workshop like troughs for sinks and the use of rustic galvanised roof sheeting as wall cladding.
Minimalist Copper Design
The Minimalist style often needs warming up and the burnt orange colour of copper does so well, even if only visually. In the example copper breaks the dark concrete and black cupboards with the use of wall cladding, counter tops, the trim above the cupboards and the light fittings. This is all brought together well by the use of copper handles on the cabinets. I am currently obsessed with the contrast of black with copper or timber. It makes for great Minimal style design and is just class in my book.
Eclectic Copper Design
Obviously copper is a perfect fit for the Eclectic style, as what does fit is purely up to the imagination of the owner and designer. In the example again copper has been used to offset the black. The bath livens the room and creates a striking feature. The mosaic pattern tiles add interest and character to the dark room.
The versatility of copper is obvious. You can use it for sanitary ware (baths or sinks) or for cooking (pots, pans and stoves) even as wall cladding and counter tops. It makes a bold statement and shows that you are not afraid to think outside the box. The addition of copper changes any space into something outstanding.
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