Sunday, October 28, 2012

Copper, the underused metal option...

Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Pure copper is soft and malleable; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys. (from Wiki)

All is know is that I love the warmth and dimension of copper, but it so rarely used... Why is that? I know it's a difficult metal to sometime coordinate with because of the underlying orange tones.

We love to see gorgeous kitchen cook wear in this alloy, but I'd love to see more!

The great thing about copper is because of the way it naturally tarishes and patinas, it has several gorgeous shades of brown and greens that occur, making it such an interesting choice.

Here's a few images pulled from Pinterest, that just re-affirms that Copper is so underused and under-appreciated! So chic!

Hope this makes you think about how gorgeous this could be in your space, and not just in your piggy bank or lost in your sofa cushions...

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