When I was a teenager, I always swore up and down that I would never incorporate brass into my home. It was garish, it was 80’s and it was ugly. I loved how sleek the brushed nickel was and how it could easily be styled as contemporary decor.
Of course, history repeats itself and I find myself eating my words. Brass has come back with a huge vengeance this year and I’ve got to admit, in the right setting, I’m becoming a pretty big fan. This kind of brass is different though. It’s brushed, not as intense and in small doses can be perfect in the right setting.
This simple and sleek bathroom towel rod and shelf beautifully encompass minimalist decor. The dark tone of the walls makes it stand out, but by having smaller pieces, they don’t overwhelm.
Instead of a dark wall to showcase the brass, this bathroom mixed a bright white wall with a darker vanity. It all works beautifully and doesn’t overtake the entire room. It’s sleek and modern.
I love this kitchen! It’s a different kind of combination, with all of the colors in the room (minus the ceiling and island) being somewhat muted. If this kitchen would have had brushed nickel accents, it could have easily looked cold and uninviting. The brass warms it up.
This little brass end table is the perfect addition to a dark and intimate bedroom. It’s a great accent, doesn’t overwhelm but adds just enough metallic in the room to catch the eye and be a focal point. I’m really sad West Elm doesn’t carry this anymore! I’m going to have to keep my eyes peeled for a dupe!
I’m loving brass styled in these ways! Has brass made it into your home?