Trends in home design come and go, and sometimes come again! Brass seems to be one of those things. I remember when we first moved into our house and there were several brass light fixtures and they looked so “80’s”, and so, of course, they had to go! Door handles in the last decade looked better if they were chrome or oil-rubbed bronze, not dated brass. Oh, how things have changed! Brass is back and bigger than ever! That’s the thing about trends. I know some people complain about them, and I agree, sometimes it can feel like we are always playing catch up. But I have to say that often when they re-appear, they do feel fresh! When something has been “out” for awhile, it feels new again when it comes back. Lately I have been seeing a ton of brass and/or gold in hardware and lighting and I’m loving it. It often adds much needed warmth to a room, especially if the rest of the room is all neutrals or cool tones.
|Brass fixtures, lights, and hardware look classic in this black and white kitchen.|
|Aerin Lauder’s white kitchen looks warmer (and more charming!) with brass pulls rather than the more common chrome.|
|Brass faucets and handles in Sue de Chiara‘s kitchen look stunning! I love that she mixes metals – fixtures are brass but the bar stools and lights are still chrome. It all works!|
|Again, this kitchen mixes brass faucets and handles with black and white.|
|One of my all-time favorite kitchens! Her hardware is chrome, but she chose the brass accents on her range. Gorgeous!|
|Another great stove with brass accents. I love the warmth it adds to an all-white kitchen!|
|Here is a grey kitchen mixed with the brass – seeing this a lot!|
|These brass lights add so much to the space! And again, they didn’t hesitate to mix it with chrome in the room.|
|This is just lovely! Love the soft grey with the gold/brass.|
|Personally, I love the way the unpolished brass ages. I just ordered a brass faucet for my powder room and they made me sign a waiver saying I wouldn’t complain about the patina later!!|
I’m not going to change out all my kitchen handles, the expense is just too much and I only added mine four years ago, but I do love the idea of adding some brass in other areas. Lighting and accessories is a great place to start (and since I never got around to changing out my dated door handles to the oil-rubbed bronze, they are back in style again – yay for me!)
I’m sharing at Shabbyfufu this week for Share It One More Time and at Finding Silver Pennies for Sundays Link Party– pop over for other great inspiration! Also, I was invited by the sweet Terry at thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com to join her Making Broken Beautiful Party.