Take a second look: not all that glitter is gold—it could be brass. This metallic shade is taking over 2016, thanks to its rich, reddish-gold tone which mixes well with the industrial, urban-chic inspired interiors. See it popping out in many home decors: it could be a luxe pendant light. It could be a delicate vase. It could be a table accent or an entire chair.
Brass is unlike its other metallic cousins, bronze and copper, sure sparkles with the same resonance, keeping it close to notch when it comes to extravagance. This low-key metallic shade is an ideal accent in a gentleman's den, creating a strong masculine appeal with a raw audacity. It is becoming to be a feminine favourite when in polished or bright brass as well; brass small charms like candle holders or a bright brass pendant creates a lovely decorative element within a pastel coloured room.
If you want to infuse a charm in your space, brass may just be the right key feature. Find ways how to use it; read the tips below and discover the beauty of brass!
#1: Kitchen Hardware
Brass work well with dark coloured kitchens, simply because its metallic shade pops up better with the opposite shade. At best, set it against cool tones: blues, greys and blacks. This is because brass possesses an earthy, reddish hue that won’t complement similar colours.
Choose brass as an accent for your hardware: chest knobs, hanging shelves, faucets, and other small artefacts. Another key tip: brass works well with white!
Another sure-fire way of hitting perfectly with brass décor is lighting. A brass desk lamp offers a nostalgic lamp to everyday living space. Set this on your bedside and add a regal charm to your otherwise countryside aesthetic.
Chandeliers are also perfect choices; hang it as a feature element in your living room. Geometric caged pendant lights also create a twist on regular lighting, allowing your space to look edgy. For simple accents, a single light bulbs with a brass pendant cord can literally brighten up dark corners.
#3: Accent Furniture
Illuminate bland spaces with a touch of metallic marvel. Decorate your living room spaces with stools and tables with tasteful brass accents. It doesn't have to be fully in brass—that takes away the beauty of it. Look for it in subtle designs: the arms and legs on a couch, the ends of a marbled table, or other accents, such as mini planters, mirrors and table ornaments.
#4: Sink and Shower
How about creating a vanity with stunning brass timbre? Imagine this: a chic marble slab sink accentuated with bright brass faucets, wall lamps and mirrors.
For a gentleman's bathroom, choose darker colours for the drawers: a heavy dose of grey or navy would be perfect. Complement your glass shower with bright brass showerheads and door knobs to break away from dull monotony. Other possible features: a brass pendant light, shelving, or even a luxury tub to spice up your bathroom!
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