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.
The copper finish on this glamorous island adds to the open-concept kitchen’s wow-factor.
A curvaceous bell-shaped pendant makes a charming impression above this rustic farmhouse table.
Pale speckled ceramic dishes accented with hits of copper feel fresh and mod for spring.
Copper cookware is both charming and hardworking. In this European-style chef’s kitchen, pots and pans are highlighted in apothecary-like glass-fronted cabinets.
Need a pop of color in your small space? Consider investing in copper counter stools like Montreal blogger Gabrielle Savoie of Savvy Home did in her 515-square-foot apartment.
Patina gives any metal rustic appeal, and in this kitchen with stone floors and concrete shelves, weathered copper light fixtures look right at home.
This striking blue La Cornue stove looks stunning with copper trim and a matching vent hood.
Imagine unwinding in this luxe copper tub, as the limestone fireplace warms up the room. Pure indulgence!
Give your space a taste of the great outdoors with an antique lantern that’s been repurposed as a pendant!
Tuscan-inspired features stun in this bathroom by designers Alexandre Blazys and Benoit Gérard. Most notable is the copper tub — a piece that was costly but promises to be long-lasting.
Instead of stashing your copper wares in cabinets, consider displaying them on the counter. Copper mugs don’t just look good against this kitchen‘s white subway tiles, they’re a reminder to whip up that Moscow Mule at cocktail hour.
This cozy reading nook is grounded by a sculptural copper accent table while a glass guardrail keeps light flowing.
This copper vent hood makes a strong statement. Throw in some burnished metal pendants and marble counters and you’ve got yourself the recipe for a timeless kitchen.
A copper faucet, pendant and cabinet hardware gives this country kitchen an inviting, lived-in vibe.
A copper kettle brings a dose of warmth and luster to Jackie Kai Ellis’ white and marble Parisian kitchen.