Beautiful Brass

Brass fixtures and pulls have seemed to make their way back en vogue.

I prefer when they are antiqued, or mellow gold in color. I like mixing metals within a space. I feel it gives a room a very eclectic and organic feel.

One of my favorites ways I see brass being used is in the form of pulls in a kitchen. When used on painted darker cabinetry, (my personal favorite colors right now are gray and deep blue tones) brass pulls elevate the look and feel. Pulls are the jewelry of a kitchen and using an antiqued brass as a contrast against dark cabinetry in this way really gives a kitchen that understated elegance.

Photo Courtesy of Shabby Slips on W 6th Street.

“Brass and gold accents add an elegant quality and warmth to any room.”

While brass fixtures are a “trend”, I think opting for brass that has a brushed or antiqued finish, and using it in moderation creates a timeless feel that will not get old. Almost like Carrara marble. “Brass and gold accents add an elegant quality and warmth to any room. It creates a beautiful contrast to both light and dark color schemes and looks best as accents such as decorative objects, hardware and lighting,” says Sara Scaglione, owner of Shabby Slips, located on West 6th.