The Comeback of Brass

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Decorating any space is definitely a hard work which requires attention and creativity.

Brass is a feature which is very trendy in this year and definitely will remain for next years. It gives a sophisticated and more eclectic look, in a modern or minimalist style interior design space.

The metallic finishes, on wall coverings and tiles, metals in warm tones with an aged look; or metals painted black that become a strong graphic sign, is something to consider in this year an the years to come.

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After years of stainless steel and chrome dominating as the must-have metals, the trend, is swinging towards the warmer and softer shades of brass, burnished gold and hammered bronze. Many manufacturers have reported rising interest in the yellow metals – colors which were previously considered to be rather old-fashioned.

There has been a move away from the high shine, perfect finish of gold towards metals with a warmer aesthetic that have a pleasing patina.

Brass is glamorous without being ostentatious and that is what feels more palatable for consumers right now. Gold still has a place, but it tends to be ‘affected’ in some way – hammered, brushed, blackened or etched.

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Brass is much more understated and luxurious than it used to be. Instead of appearing common, it is an element of the overall design of a room that shows just a hint of luxury.

We suggest treating brass as an accessory as well. Just like jewelry trends that have transitioned from sterling silver to now gold, the decor aesthetic has transitioned from stainless steel and nickel to brass. Decorating trends are going more reflective and shiny, with Lucite and brass coming to the forefront.

The thing about brass is that, when done in a tasteful manner, it never goes out of style.

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Use it in a combination with marble, terrazzo and lots of wood.

Depending on the visual aesthetic you’re trying to achieve, you can incorporate this against a plain wall, it can be a simple detail that serves as a focal point, or several little items that populate the room.

Fixtures, furniture, accessories , lighting can be another choice if you are not fully convinced to use it in the decoration of your walls or flooring.

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Brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years, cherished for their ability to bring shiny golden tones to a space without the high price tag.

And more recently, many interior designers have been turning away from the reflective finish of polished brass and embracing satin or brushed brass, which is more muted and warm.

It also looks amazing against almost any color of the rainbow. I think we’ll continue to see rooms with satin brass for quite some time and also possibly mixed with other finishes for a more eclectic look.

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Mixing metals is the way forward and this means you don’t need to get rid of any brass you might have accumulated and instead, you can add some bronze to complement it.

By using and being creative in using  ‘mixing metals’, you’ll create a completely unique look for your home that doesn’t look rigid or boring.

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