I can’t flip through any interior design magazine right now without my eye being caught by the gleam of brass. It seems that while once considered a strictly traditional material, brass is making its way way into the home, no matter what the style. As I’m sure you know there are many different finishes that brass can have including antiqued, soft, polished, or hammered. It is really the finish of the brass that makes it suitable for different style interiors. Brass is definitely in the warm metal family with gold (people often get them confused because depending on the finish they can look very similar.) The warmness of brass can affect the way it is used in an interior and what it is paired with. Think of all the places you would use gold, you can use brass as well. This means that brass looks great with yell0ws and oranges, a pink or red for an oriental feeling, black of course and as you can see below even certain shades of green. Of course there are a million color combinations that include brass but those are some of the basics. In my photos below you will see that top designers right now are really experimenting with the use of brass and you should too! The best place to add a touch of brass if you are not accustomed to working with the material is in a metal side or cocktail table, in the frame of a picture or a mirror, a lamp or wall sconce, or in an assortment of accessories. Do like the designers do and add a little brass to your home!
Here are a couple of gorgeous brass side tables
Kelly Wearstler knows how to combine warm and cool color for the perfect look
I would love to fall asleep in this brass bed
Elle Decor – Check out the very subtle accents of brass in this picture
Mary McDonald decided to match her brass with pink