THE FIN­ISH VERDIGRIS

You’re go­ing to be see­ing this green-blue patina on ev­ery­thing from ac­ces­sories to wall­cov­er­ings

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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...

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