Bored with the same old stainless-steel and chrome fixtures? Brass can add a splash of color and luxury and help modernize an outdated kitchen.
“The resurgence of brass in home design is bringing a new level of warmth back to kitchens,” says kitchen designer Jennifer Howard of JWH Design & Cabinetry.
The soft, rich and sleek material can provide a subtle contrast of color with kitchen appliances, and it especially shines in all-white and neutral surroundings. “Mixing in a touch of brass is a great way to add visual interest while offsetting the cooler tones of stainless, whites and grays,” Howard adds.
Here are Howard’s top brass picks.
(Ferguson Showrooms; Signature Hardware)
SPLURGE: East Linear pull-out spray kitchen faucet in satin brass ( fergusonshowrooms.com ), left. SAVE: Royden single-hole pull-down kitchen faucet in polished brass ( signaturehardware.com ).
(Build.com; The Hardware Hut)
SPLURGE: Alno Manhattan eight-inch bar pull in satin brass ( build.com ), left. SAVE: Emtek geometric brass six-inch rectangular pull in satin brass ( thehardwarehut.com ).
(Circa Lighting; Bellacor)
SPLURGE: Hicks large pendant in bronze with antique brass ( circalighting.com ), left. SAVE: Hudson Valley Lambert aged-brass mini pendant ( bellacor.com ).
(Layla Grace; Sur La Table)
SPLURGE: Pigeon & Poodle Winsford antique brass coaster set, set of six ( laylagrayce.com ), left. SAVE: Chilewich Dahlia coasters in brass, set of six ( surlatable.com )
(Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams; West Elm)
SPLURGE: Amber agate tray ( mgbwhome.com ), left. SAVE: Marble and brass cheese board ( westelm.com ).
( Les Ateliers Courbet; The Line )
SPLURGE: Kaikado canister 400G long ( ateliercourbet.com ), left. SAVE: Tenfold New York brass container, cylindrical (theline.com ).
(AllModern; West Elm)
SPLURGE: Lotus four-piece cheese knife set ( allmodern.com ), left. SAVE: Marble and brass cheese knives (westelm.com ).