Metallics offer a stylish alternative to your typical accent colour; decorating with copper is certainly luxurious but it doesn’t have to be ostentatious. Donald Trump might lavish his buildings with gold; copper is far more understated, and goes beautifully with blues and greys.
Copper Bathroom Tiles
Copper tiles add a distinctly glamorous feel to this bathroom. With copper leaf sandwiched between glass and acrylic, the tiles were a challenge to fit; but we minimised the number of cuts by using whole tiles, knowing that any cut-outs would be hidden behind cover plates.
Copper works well with this grey colour scheme, whilst providing a backdrop to the quality chrome shower fittings.
To complement this grey scheme, we teamed copper velvet upholstery with glass black period chairs.
Copper hints in a Mobile
To complete the decorative scheme for this hallway, we fashioned a mobile from metallic shapes with copper hints. A local workshop made the support for us, and we assembled and fitted the mobile beneath an accent light.
copper Outdoor lights
Outdoor lights are typically of a black, white or stainless steel finish, but copper lights really add interest to this decking.
Other Copper Features
It is quite trendy to see exposed copper water pipes around a living space in a more brutalist setting. In a bathroom or kitchen, they may feed copper “taps” fashioned from more pipe with brass or wheel valves – creating a raw design from basic materials cheaply.
Manufacturers are grasping copper’s popularity by producing shower fittings, radiators, kitchen cabinet handles and more.
Next time you are thinking of spicing up your colours, decorating with copper accents might be the answer.Back to blog