Brass Cabinet Hardware
Brass Cabinet Hardware

Many homes built or updated between the 1970’s and 2000’s are likely to contain polished brass hardware.  Whether it be sliding closet doors, cabinet knobs, doorknobs and door hinges, brass is was a very common finish to use.

I think we can all agree to be content that the polished brass/ gold phase has passed.  

Many people are now “de-brassing” their homes to get a more updated look.  Interestingly enough, we are seeing brass make a come-back in more matte and brushed sheens.

We see the yellow-toned finishes work great in luxury contemporary and classic kitchens.  When brass is not polished, it acts as more of a color statement than a metallic that reflects light.

Satin brass glows softly, yet brilliantly with sophisticated color palettes of neutrals, blacks, grays and whites.

1.  Brass Kitchen Faucets

Bronze Kitchen faucet
Bronze Kitchen faucet

Kitchen faucets are a great place to experiment with different finishes.  A Brass, Gold or Bronze Kitchen faucet finished looks extremely refined and classic with a white enamel or fireclay sink.

2.  Brass Pendant

Brass Pendant
Brass Pendant

Although you may find some basic polished brass pendants or fixtures for a great deal, Satin Brass is in vogue, so expect to pay more than a typical fixture price.

The Light Brass Pendants are fabulous for enforcing your new brass theme.  Sexy, stylish and contemporary.

3.  Brass Cabinet Hardware

Brass Cabinet Hardware
Brass Cabinet Hardware

A sleek contemporary brass cabinet hardware can be lovely on neutral cabinetry like black, which is also an up-and-coming trend in kitchens for 2019.

White, gray or shades of painted cabinetry also work beautifully with brass cabinet hardware.

4.  Brass Trim On Large Appliances

Brass Trim On Large Appliances
Brass Trim On Large Appliances

Of course the French Oven manufacturer La Cornue has been displaying their traditional french ovens with brass trim that is looking more sexy than ever.

Other manufactures like Viking and Wolf to offer brass trims on their large professional appliances like hoods, refrigerators and pro-style ranges.

5. Brass Toned Tiles

Brass Toned Tiles
Brass Toned Tiles

 

Hints of brass in other materials such as tiles used for backsplashes are also a great way to solidify a brass theme in the kitchen.

We see brass in the overall color of glass tile, piping or metallic finishes with texture.

6.  Brass Metal Inserts

Brass Metal Inserts
Brass Metal Inserts

A fun way to mix in some brass into your kitchen design is to get some cabinet doors with frames in the doors for glass, but instead use a metal grill or mesh in a satin brass finish.

The result is a fun and different use of material that gains texture and visibility.

7.  Brass Shelf Brackets

Brass Shelf Brackets
Brass Shelf Brackets

Just like in fashion, a bit of brass or gold to compliment an ensemble, can go a long way.

Subtle brass accents like shelf brackets to carry cute open shelves or to support an eating bar can add that extra touch to accessorize and balance your composition.

8.  Balance Your Brass

Since brasses and golds read as colors rather than metals, it is good to use in combination with at least one, if not 2 other brass or gold elements.

Take some of these examples and mix them together to create a classy brass theme for a very sophisticated and stylish kitchen.