Verdigris is bright blue-green color that is based on the color of the copper rust of the same name. Copper that is exposed to the elements forms a characteristic patina known as verdigris over time. Unlike iron rust, this forms a protective layer that helps to prevent further erosion. As such, verdigris is a valued property of copper architecture and sculpture such that it can reduce the value of things to remove it. As a color, verdigris has an antique, classic or timeless quality and is occasionally used for jewelry and interiors. The following are common types of verdigris with a few related colors.
Blue Verdigris #2
NotesVerdigris is usually a basic copper carbonate but near the ocean is more typically a copper chloride. The color of verdigris varies greatly by conditions and age but is most typically a very bright green with a tinge of blue. The following photo of the Nordic embassy complex in Berlin illustrates a typical verdigris color.
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