Before choosing a topic for my blog each week, I like to keep up with what trends other bloggers are talking about for 2014. I came across an article from freshhome.com that brought up the use of brass fixtures in the home i.e. kitchen sinks, bathtubs, and other exquisite pieces of hardware throughout the home. We typically don’t see brass being used as a major element in the home, and are accustomed to the standard use of porcelain or stainless steel. But bringing brass into the mix, when used in conjunction with the right design scheme, can become an unexpected and pleasant surprise to an otherwise ordinary room.
This metallic trend’s comeback is aiming towards style rather than shine. This year is more about warmth rather than the cool tones we see from steel, nickel, and chrome. A slight amount of brass can create a more traditional and comfortable atmosphere. Subtle additions such as lighting fixtures, sinks, bathtubs, or something as simple as a doorknob may add a warm, yet elegant feeling to a room. The color is soft and pleasing to the eye; and not to mention with age it will gain a gorgeous patina.
This zinc and copper combination can add a modern look to your home, but still express the authentic charm of it. Below are some of my favorite designs:
When it is designed in a delicate way, brass can have class. Brass is back!
Images: Houzz, Currey and Company, Jeffrey Alexander, Danze, The Interior Gallery, Baldwin Hardware
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