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:
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:
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.