When looking at home furnishings and décor, we are usually quick to notice outdated fixtures, faucets and hardware. Perhaps when you moved into your house, those 80’s brass relics were the first things to go. While those fixtures are still not in style, and might never be, don’t make up your mind too quickly about brass – the brass fixture has become a classic and has been reinvented for a modern and sophisticated look! These fixtures are sleek and glam, and would be a brilliant accent for your bathroom or kitchen.
Brass Kitchen Accents
Is stainless steel going out and brass coming back? All design trends come and go. Once an item is widely used, people want something different. Stainless steel is so standard now in Western homes, I believe that it is soon to be replaced by brass. Okay, a brass fridge might be too much, but you just might agree with me once you see these fixtures! Brass accents add sophisticated warmth to a kitchen. The days of cold stainless steel are (almost) over, so consider brass for your next kitchen remodel.
This Brooklyn apartment is a dream space! The brass offers a nice pop of color in this minimalist design. The hood range, hardware, light switch plates, light fixture and faucet are all in brass. [From Dwell]
Brass is also very fitting for a classic kitchen. This subway-tiled space boasts brass accents everywhere! [from Elle Decor]
The marvelously moody kitchen below features a plethora of brass, from the hardware, to the ladder, to the interior lining of the light fixture. The simple color scheme makes the brass shine. (Those fixtures are “beat lights,” conceived of by the incredible design icon in the making: Tom Dixon.) [from The Works]
Even the hinges and ladder rail are bold in brass.
The French-style kitchen below does a fantastic job of mixing metals. The faucet is silver, the hardware is brass and the hood range ties it all together. [from Summer Thornton Design]
The gorgeous range below is by French manufacturer La Cornue.
Brass In The Bath
Brass fixtures and hardware are not only relegated to the kitchen, they also make a fantastic accent in the bathroom. From your shower head to the toilet paper holder, you can go crazy or simple with brass. These fixtures will make a bold design statement in your decor no matter your style. The brass pieces below should give you inspiration for your next bathroom renovation.
In this Brooklyn brownstone, the homeowners carried brass accents and fixtures throughout their home! We will look at both of their amazing bathrooms. First, the half bath. Who knew a space-saving sink could make such a stylish statement?! [from Indigo & Ochre Design via Houzz]
Even their toilet flush matches the brass fixtures carried throughout the home.
The master bathroom too has bold vibrant fixtures.
This Tudor-style home features a modernized master bath while preserving its vintage charm with brass accents throughout. [from Summer Thornton Design]
Of course, it is easy to go glam with gold. So if your taste is Regency, brass is an obvious choice for you. A dark backdrop will really make your gold-colored pieces stand out. [from Lonny]
If your style is simple, classic or understated, brass will warm up your space and provide a nice contrast. [from Lonny]
We know brass accents are widely popular and stylish elsewhere in your home, so why not make your fixtures brass too? Have you been converted from stainless steel to brass? What are your projections for popular fixture and hardware designs in the near future? Share you thoughts by commenting below.