THE FINISH VERDIGRIS
You’re going to be seeing this green-blue patina on everything from accessories to wallcoverings
This bright turquoise patina occurs naturally when copper reacts with air, or oxidises, and for centuries it was one of very few greens available to artists, until synthetic pigments were invented in the 19th century. Today, as the trend for using brass and copper in the home continues, verdigris provides the perfect complement. Lex Pott’s vases show the contrast between shiny milled copper and its oxidised counterpart, while Danish brand Anour has applied the finish to its statement pendant lights. Looking to make a bolder statement? Cover an entire wall in Novacolour’s ‘ Verdarame’ painted wallcovering, which is treated with an oxidiser to create a stunning patinated effect.
From top Oxidised copper pendant light, from £1,178 for one-metre long, Anour (anour.dk). ‘ Verdarame’ wallcovering by Novacolour, £82 per square metre, Ray Munn (raymunn.co.uk). ‘Marque’ coffee table by Alessandro Zambelli, £1,998, Matter of Stuff...