If you're looking to make your kitchen truly unique, consider adding a copper backsplash. After all, what's the harm in a little bit of sparkle, eh? The warm finish and the beautiful natural patina will definitely stand out and make your cook space look and feel one-of-a-kind. Copper will not only add something special to your everyday routine, but it'll also blend well with other metallic finishes in your space, too.
And while you might think that a copper backsplash sounds like a nightmare, they're actually very easy to clean and will provide great protection from splashes. It is not porous like many natural stone options and is therefore easily wipeable with a cloth.
Nevertheless, every material has its disadvantages, and a copper backsplash is no exception. It can easily become damaged with dents or scratches, and natural oxidation will eventually result in a green patina. You'll need to polish it regularly if you want to maintain that shiny warm glow. Or, you can always choose to embrace the patina, too.
1. Make it a feature.
2. Match your countertops.
3. Use it as an accent.
4. Pair complementary tones.
Consider a copper backsplash as a way to add color to your kitchen; just be sure to double-check that it will blend well with the rest of your palette before you commit. This sophisticated space by Rebel Designs incorporates rose-tinted copper tile with mint green cabinetry, and the finished result is quite simply a match made in heaven.
5. Keep everything else simple.
6. Opt for tile.
If the idea of using a large sheet of copper has you worried, try tile instead. We love this large-format glass tile from Original Style — it has a metallic backing that will shine. Plus, you can cover a large area and you don't have to worry about replacing the entire backsplash if one piece gets damaged.
7. Luxe it up with a high-gloss finish.
8. Bring the industrial vibes.
A copper backsplash is surprisingly versatile, but we have to admit that it translates best in an industrial design. Bricks Studio has perfectly paired the stove backsplash in this cook space with wood countertops, white subway tile, an AGA cooker, and a SMEG refrigerator for the ultimate charming setup.