I need backsplash color suggestions to go with copper countertop

Linda Harp
by Linda Harp
You see its a work in progress. Walls are rust and green and pennies. What color would compliment the copper?
  19 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Nov 22, 2017

    How about a dark hued blue?

  • Margie Linabury Margie Linabury on Nov 22, 2017

    How about a DIY finish that incorporates the look of copper with a patina maybe sponge on or dry brush the colors using a rust orange, burnt brown and teal or turquoise, you could work it until it is just right!!

  • Patsy Shomers Patsy Shomers on Nov 22, 2017

    I'd suggest a greenish yellow. That would bring the gold hue of your wooden cupboards out, and go well with copper and pennies. It will also bring light to the kitchen.

  • Ra Ra on Nov 22, 2017

    Charcoal gray looks gorgeous with copper!!

    • Linda Harp Linda Harp on Nov 22, 2017

      Yes, I've seen this many times while scrolling for ideas. This and teal/green/blue... and that's the direction I'm leaning. I love rich, dark colors but I have to be careful because I also need to make a choice that will be forgiving to imperfect walls. : )

  • Linda Harp Linda Harp on Nov 22, 2017

    So many great ideas.... I just need to pick one! Thanks for all the suggestions : )

  • Rhonda Rhonda on Nov 23, 2017

    i think a deep blue could look cool or a charcoal gray, but I'd buy the smallest can you can of several colored and paint a strip on the wall and leave it for a few days until you know which color you love!!! We've done this before and it helps so much and worth the small cost. We paid $5 per small container and then we got $5 off each gallon we bought later. We went to an Ace Hardware

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    • Linda Harp Linda Harp on Nov 25, 2017

      I can't wait to see what I decide too! I'm going to repaint above and below the cabinets. I'm getting closer to picking...

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Nov 23, 2017

    Try sand or peach color, this will give contrast.

  • Ro Ro on Nov 23, 2017

    Yellow, Green, cream,

  • Sherri Estes Stewart Sherri Estes Stewart on Nov 25, 2017

    Since you've already got a couple of colors already, I would either paint the backsplash area the same green as the top of the wall OR a

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Nov 25, 2017

    i used a very pale yellow in my family room with my oranges, coppers and browns. It was also a metallic yellow I got from Lowe's. Not necessary to add the metallic. Mine was just a lower level on a tri-level so the paint added just a tiny bit more reflection and light.

  • Sidney Rippy McLaughlin Sidney Rippy McLaughlin on Nov 25, 2017

    I like the minty green above the window. I’d continue that above the counter, maybe in a plain tile. It would brighten the room, which is wonderful but rather dark. (I love be the pennies!)

  • Barb Barb on Nov 25, 2017

    I personally think painting your cupboards white washed would brighten up the kitchen being there a lot of dark tones and be sure to add new hardware, adding Roman shades to the windows, then adding a round rug under the table in a floral color then paint the walls a mustard yellow tone will tie everything together. Here’s a few photos of my ideas along with over the cabine decorating.

  • Huntress Huntress on Nov 25, 2017

    Go to new chic . Com, sorry avoiding spell check, look at the wall sticker category , awesome and affordable. It will brighten your kitchen

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 22, 2022

    Multi coloured tiles or tile stickers or just keep with the Green of the walls.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 06, 2023

    Hi Linda, hope this helps you out. It shows how each color compliments the copper.


  • I would use a dark gray.

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 06, 2024

    Copper can easily combine with different colors like white, black, brown, blue, or green. Also, using copper with wood accents is a great way to create a cozy warm-colored kitchen.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 07, 2024

    Hi Linda, hope this helps you, it shows all the colors that go with copper.