Atomic number 29, Cu has got its swag on. Throwback to your Chemistry lab and you’ll remember the soft, malleable and ductile metal with that orange-y red fiery hue.
We have plenty of fun and maybe not so fun facts about Copper, for instance, it’s found in your liver! As Interior designers, we can’t get enough of it. Most obviously, it is the lifeline of all our electrical layouts with its thermal and electrical conductivity on fleek. Historically, in architecture, copper has been used because it’s corrosion resistant and weatherproof, it even changes colour when exposed to the elements. It was the first metal to be smelted from it’s ore. It was the first metal to be cast into a shape. It was the first metal to be alloyed with another (copper + tin = bronze).
Last year Dulux announced that its 2015 paint colour of the year was Copper Blush which brings us back to Interiors. We’ve been using it in our projects, from bathroom and lighting fixtures to soft furnishings and decor. In fact, we love it so much, it’s even a prominent feature in our logo.