The craze for copper continues, for the most part happily. Some versions of the metal do veer off toward the orangey segment of the spectrum, but generally the hardware has an authentic warmth. Here's a new, rather sophisticated spin on the color. Called Cyprum, it's a rose-gold hue that I think is an elegant alternative to the mainstream; it's available on select lines of the manufacturer's kitchen and bath plumbing. A reliable source tells me that the floor-mounted tub filler will be offered in a split finish: the upper portion of the fitting will be in Cyprum, while the base will be in black or white. Dapper, I say. dornbracht.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.