Brass is Back

If you wait long enough, everything comes back in style. Yes, brass is back.  But not the shiny brass you may remember from the 80s. The “new” brass is much more understated and luxurious. Aged gold, champagne gold, satin gold, there are so many different variations in color and finish beyond the standard polished brass look.  If you’re looking for an option other than brushed nickel or stainless steel, think about brass. As with any interior decorating process, you can add as little or as much as you like.  A slower, gradual introduction of a new design element is a great way to test the waters. Change out your drawer pulls or smaller fixtures, then maybe add a pendant light or small table. Here are some decor inspirations on how to use brass in your home.


Fixtures are a simple way to test the waters. They’re an easy and relatively inexpensive way to accessorize and update a room. NOTE:  Purchase solid bronze hardware or fixtures rather than plated brass. The natural finish of solid bronze shows beautiful variations in color and tone and ages beautifully. This is often referred to as a “living finish.”

Working Hardware Megan added sleek, brushed-brass cabinet pulls to give the remaining cabinet fronts an upgrade. {Photo: One Kings Lane}

Classic Brass Drawer Pulls in White Farmhouse Kitchen {photo: Boxwood Avenue}

Brass hardware is particularly striking against cool tones.

Refurbished antique chest of drawers with brushed brass drawer pulls. Painted in Fusion Mineral ‘Little Lamb’

Brass In The Bath

Seafoam green bathroom feature walls clad in green Farrow & Ball Lotus Wallpaper lined with a Restoration Hardware Astoria Flat Mirror placed above a white porcelain rectangular wall mount sink fitted with a brushed brass faucet.


Tile with a bit of glitter grout plays nicely with the brass fixtures.

Brass Home Decor

Bedside beauty: Ralph Lauren Home’s brass side table, the Cannes Gueirdon.

Beautiful brass open pipe shelving.

Brass schoolhouse pendants.

Light & Airy Modern Farmhouse Home Home office with brass light fixtures {photo: Bria Hammel Interiors}

Glass & Antique Brass Finish Wall Mounted Hurricane.