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Endlessly versatile, brass and copper lights and dinnerware subtly command attention as they elevate a room! Manufactured with care, all brass and copper lighting and bowls are entirely handspun from solid pieces of copper and brass. Nearly every shade we produce is available with these elegant metals!

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What makes copper and brass perfect for homes and businesses?

With their inherent elegance, glistening surfaces, and alluring aesthetics, sophisticated metals like copper and brass naturally display decorative characteristics. Incorporated into modern homes and businesses because they complement myriad design movements and styles, these metals elevate a décor as captivating statement pieces.

What differentiates these metals from other options is their timeless grounded qualities. While nickel and stainless steel can appear cold and sterile, copper and brass radiate deep warm, earthy undertones. Compared to other metals, copper and brass exhibit a more approachable form of elegance that feels equally at home in upscale settings and casual décors. Incorporating these metals into a room is a simple method of imbuing a “lived-in” and welcoming atmosphere while still retaining a chic, luxe look.

To elevate traditional lighting designs, copper and brass are regularly used in the construction of light fixtures. Thanks to their unique decorative appeal, these metals dramatically transform familiar shades and help them establish truly unique spaces. Brass and copper light shades demonstrate the refined aesthetics sought in interior spaces. And with an ingrained sense of durability, copper and brass lighting is the logical choice to heighten curb appeals outside and provide continuity between indoor and outdoor settings.

What are common styles of copper and brass lighting?

Most mountings can facilitate brass and copper light shades, and almost every shade Barn Light Electric produces is available with these metals. RLM lighting, including deep bowl and modern shallow designs, frequently embrace the innate elegance of these metals to revamp their aesthetics. Slight copper wire cages provide a more industrial appearance and offer a simple way to bring subtle touches of natural metal into a space.

What is patina?

Patina is a naturally occurring protective layer that forms on the surface of copper and similar metals. When the metal is exposed to precipitation, a chemical reaction takes place to slowly transform copper from its initial shiny appearance into a patina’s greenish hue. Some benefits of patina are:

  • Corrosion Resistant: An organic patina protects copper lighting from corroding in outdoor setting. This enhances the copper’s inherent durability and increases the lighting’s lifespan.
  • Low Maintenance: Preserving the metal’s original luster requires regular maintenance and polishing. However, when a patina is allowed to form, copper light shades need very little upkeep.
  • Aesthetic Benefits: Patinaed shades lends an authentic character to urban settings, historic buildings, and home’s exterior spaces. Because copper’s appearance evolves with time, these lights will age alongside a property.

What colors does copper and brass lighting coordinate with? And what colors should be avoided?

To achieve an elevated look, pair shimmering brass with cool tones of purple, blue, and green. Copper complements jewel tones, pastels, and natural colors like brown and dark green. Avoid using oranges and yellows that are too similar to copper and brass.

What styles do brass and copper work well with?

With their aesthetic versatility, brass and copper light fixtures fit in seamlessly with nearly every look found in contemporary homes and businesses. Just a sample of the styles that regularly include brass and copper lights are:

  • Colonial: RLM-style copper and brass light shades slightly update the subtle metal accents used in this style with a more modern aesthetic. However, brass and copper lights still contribute the historical credibility demanded by this traditional look.
  • Farmhouse: Copper and brass lighting, particularly RLM shades and simple wire cages, complement both traditional and modern farmhouse décors. Integrated indoors and out, these fixtures adhere to the aesthetic’s basic guidelines and provide the uniqueness necessary for homes to stand out.
  • Chic Modern Bohemian: With bold patterns, vibrant pops of color, and eclectic accessories, these metals supply additional visual intrigue to these deeply textured spaces. The metals’ earthy undertones are suggestive of the plants and greenery frequently found in tranquil bohemian décors.
  • Urban Eclectic: Contemporary urban lofts, apartments, and homes are informed by many different but complementary styles. As a result, a diverse assortment of furniture, colors, patterns, and design features are arranged in these spaces. Natural metals fit this mindset while simultaneously grounding an eclectically decorated room with their warm sophistication.

Besides copper and brass, are any other metals commonly left unfinished in design?

Galvanized light fixtures are often used in industrial-inspired spaces. With its rugged aesthetic, this material is easily integrated into already-established contemporary décors.

Can more than one metal be used in a single room? How many metals should be mixed in a space?

Yes, mixed metal lighting gives a space an unmatched depth and texture. A general rule is to mix two or three metals, but four and more can make a décor feel overcrowded and busy.