Copper and brass are two more metals that many homeowners feature in backsplashes. A copper backsplash can lend a unique, high-end aspect to any kitchen, with the added benefit that the copper will evolve over time, via exposure to air and moisture, deepening in color and even developing natural waves and patterns within the metal.
Copper backsplash designs are available in a wide range of colors, textures and patterns. The simplest form of copper backsplash is a straightforward, flat and smooth piece of copper, or an array of flat, smooth copper tiles. Available in several hues, from light to dark brown copper, this simple but elegant design can be a great addition to any kitchen. If you'd like to explore designs that add more visual interest, however, these are also in abundance. Though durable, copper backsplash is one of the softer metals, meaning it can be easily manipulated into patterns and designs.
When you've decided on the style, color and texture of copper backsplash you'll feature, it's time to determine how to install the copper material .For copper backsplashes that are a single piece or several large tiles, a self-install probably won't be too much trouble, as you can likely use an adhesive backing to attach the copper pieces to the wall. If, however, you've opted for an array of smaller copper tiles, your installation may be more complex, which will require cutting and sizing the tiles to precise measurements. It's still not outside the realm of DIY for homeowners with decent skills in this area, but if you don't number among them, you may want to save the trouble and hire a professional to install your new copper backsplash.