Copper Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

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Using copper as the backsplash material for your kitchen is a wise choice as it's easy to clean, letting you just wipe away dirt and grime, can withstand heat and develops a striking patina over time. Copper also creates a fresh, striking shiny appearance as a backsplash material. When selecting what kind of copper you want for your backsplash, you truly have a range of options.

Rolls of Copper

  • Purchase rolls of copper that you can cut to your kitchen's specific dimensions with a pair of tin snips. Most manufacturers that sell rolls of copper for backsplashes offer an array of patterns and designs. For example, purchase regular shades of copper or antique shades of copper with old-fashioned designs or crumpled up patterns or textures. Certain designs make the copper look ultra modern as if the copper has melted against your kitchen walls.

Copper Murals

  • Certain manufacturers make copper murals for you to install in your backsplash area, creating a strong area of interest in your kitchen, adding to the kitchen atmosphere. For example, certain murals display still life images of things often found in a kitchen, such as wine and oil or an array of fruit. Other murals just show atmospheric items like a Tuscan villa or a frog pond. The designs rest on the copper as engravings that will last forever.

Copper Tiles

  • Copper tiles are a simple way to add a copper element to the backsplash in your kitchen; you can make them look as basic or as striking as you like. For example, simply install basic muted or shiny copper tiles in rows or columns upon your backsplash to add a slight copper quality to your kitchen. On the other hand, install small mosaic-size tiles made of copper to your backsplash in various patterns or designs to create a striking image or just a burst of warm metallic color.

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