Who amongst us is not attracted to bright shiny metal objects? The sparkle of a reflected light, the glistening sheer surface of machined perfection? Metal effect tiles are a way of introducing these properties into home décor. Copper metallic tiles are on trend in the world of interior design right now, and it’s not hard to see why. Copper tiles have a luscious golden glow that evokes classic opulence. Used in different areas of the home unique effects can be created, copper kitchen tiles used as a backsplash for instance make for a luxurious feature or accent. As there is normally a window close to the kitchen sink and with the provision of under wall cabinet lighting the use of copper wall tiles for the backsplash sparkles day and night. Here below we examine some inspirational applications of copper mosaic tile in your kitchen.
Copper tiles, not just good looks but also practical
The copper effect splashback is not only aesthetically pleasing and even dramatic but also highly practical, given its superior resistance and ease of maintenance. The choice of copper effect tile is also good for the environment given its reusability, ability to degrade easily and clean manufacturing standards. As well as the backsplash other areas around the kitchen can benefit from using copper tiles as wall cladding. A panel of copper tiles near a dining table, or breakfast bar can provide a designer flourish to mark out a special area in an open plan kitchen. If integrated lighting is also featured the effect can be even more dramatic. Especially if sculptural tiles with a three dimensional relief are featured as they will reflect light in different ways.
Other colours that combine with copper kitchen tiles
Copper is a versatile material, unlike aluminium or titanium cladding which are cooler in tone and can be antiseptic if overdone. Copper is warmer to the eye, the reddish golden hue makes it an ideal partner with timber and matt surfaces. Although contrasting in terms of their hue the copper and grey kitchen nevertheless brings two complimentary colours together. Similarly the white and copper kitchen takes two traditional colours associated with plumbing and cleanliness and creates something entirely contemporary. If the white is matt and the copper is shiny, or indeed vice versa the modern effect is even more underlined.
When and where to use copper tiles in the kitchen
For making a statement without overdoing it use the copper effect tile in small, framed areas. An entire room would be way over the top but a feature wall or panel is just enough to attract attention and create an integrated built-in art work. There are of course numerous alternatives for kitchen backsplash ideas, Porcelanosa offer a wide range of decorative options.