Interior Design

Adding Warmth to Your Kitchen: Brass

Need a little bit of something to spice up the stainless steel look of your kitchen? Add BRASS!

Many may think brass is old fashion but I like it a lot, especially mixing it with modern pieces. It has a long history in decorative arts. It adds much warmth and richness to a space.  LOVE IT!  In fact, I won the Best Kitchen Award in a student competition last year and I used brass tiles as accent backsplash as well as brass plates for the toe kicks. Yay!  (Well, there were other elements in the design that made the winner 🙂 )

There are many ways to add brass to a kitchen, like hardware, fixtures, backsplash, appliances, and (yes!) even the kitchen sink!  Your appliance manufacturer may offer custom brass trim. Ask them. I know Viking does. You can also check out La Cornue cooking range. They offer matching cabinets as well.

Check out this kitchen featured in Canadian House & Home.  An all white kitchen with Carrara marble and subway tiles is always a classic, the beautiful brass hardware (see the toe kicks!) adds to the elegance.

Photo: Canadian House & Home

If you think brass is old fashion, think again! This Brooklyn home featured in Dwell magazine is nothing but modern. The brass accents complement beautifully with the amazing walnut countertop! Adding so much warmth to the space!

Photo: Dwell

With all the brass talking, I thought of the good old navy blue blazer with gold buttons.  I am thinking of turning this classic preppy look into a kitchen…Stay tuned….Tell me what do you think?

Photo: Esquire, Christopher Griffith


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  1. Pingback: Kitchen Goes Preppy | NESTA STYLES

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