Decorating & Design

March 20, 2020

The Handsome “Super Metal” That Fights Bacteria

Copper, the charming pinkish-orange metal that has long adorned French country kitchens and mod city pads alike, is coveted for its long list of benefits: hardworking, good-looking and great for conducting heat. A lesser known feature? This shiny metal is resistant to bacteria and viruses. You heard that right copper is nothing short of a super metal. Investing in copper can be a splurge, so don’t rule out finding the pendant of your dreams at vintage treasure troves like Etsy.

From bathrooms with spa-worthy appeal to kitchens that have formed a warm patina over time, see 15 of our favorite rooms that embrace this handsome and hardworking metal.