Selecting the Perfect Copper Patina

Selecting the Perfect Patina for Your Copper Table

If you hadn’t already guessed it, we’re passionate about copper here at CopperSmith. A beautiful, natural, superior material, copper has been used for thousands of years thanks to its ease of transformation, durability and attractive finish that ages over time. A signature patina is what makes every hand-hammered copper product we make unique. Whether it’s a tabletop, sink, bathtub or other home accessories, no two pieces will ever be identical.

Copper products start out looking differently, and the use and humidity they’re exposed to will create unique and special aging that changes the patina over time. In general, copper gets darker with age and can take on a lovely green and purple tones, depending on the conditions. Choosing copper for your home is almost like picking a living organism that grows and evolves with you.

Regarding tabletops, we have many great patina choices. You start by selecting your table shape and size from our range of round, square and rectangular tabletops. From there you can choose from a variety of patinas. They can be classified into three groups:

  • Polished patina: This is the typical image people envision of when they think of copper, like a shiny new penny. Light and bright, a hand-hammered and polished patina makes an excellent coffee table because it doesn’t feel heavy or imposing in your living room.
  • Fire or Tuscan patina: These darker copper patinas have a smoky, mottled finish that begs to be admired. The mix of lighter and darker areas combine and play across the surface and create a truly unique product. Consider a kitchen table for dramatic décor in your kitchen.
  • Rustic or Aged patina: The darkest of our patinas make a substantial visual statement, especially when complemented with the right table base or legs. Dark and intense, a rustic patina table is like a fine wine and will continue to improve as it ages.

There are no wrong patinas for your copper tables, either in your living room, kitchen or dining room. Spend some time looking through all of our beautiful CopperSmith patinas and selecting the one that best suits your decor. If you’re remodeling your home, it’s the perfect opportunity to choose a copper table as an anchor element and select your paint, flooring, furnishing, and accessories accordingly.

Start by clicking through our online catalog. If you require any more information, fill out our handy online contact form and ask us any questions you might have. You can also give us a call at 1-888-431-4677 and talk to one of our dedicated CopperSmith team members. We love copper in our homes and look forward to helping you make the right choice for your copper tabletop patina.

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