Patterns: Metal

A. Patinated metal. An oxidizing agent applied to real brass makes every sheet unique. Melrose, Metal Images Collection, about $14.50 per sq. ft.; Chemetal

B. Hammered copper. A foil applied to bumpy plastic looks like the real thing. Use only on walls. MirroFlex Hammered, starting at about $6.25 per sq. ft.; Advanced Technology Inc.

C. 3-D texture. A dimensional pattern and faux metal finish make an eye-catching backsplash. MirroFlex Celtic Weave, starting at about $6.25 per sq. ft.; Advanced Technology Inc.

D. Metal swirl. It's real brushed aluminum for use on vertical surfaces. DecoMetal Goldtone Crush, about $9.50 per sq. ft.; Formica Group

E. Victorian lattice. The raised pattern on this laminate evokes a pressed-tin ceiling panel. MirroFlex Annapolis, starting at about $6.25 per sq. ft.; Advanced Technology Inc.

F. Wavy metal. Actual aluminum is embossed with a striated pattern. DecoMetal Aluminum Twirl, about $10.25 per sq. ft.; Formica Group
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