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Brass is Back
Brass is popular again as a home decorating choice.

Add warmth to your décor with the new look of brass.

In recent years, metallic finishes have come more into style for interior design, and believe it or not, brass is popular again as a home decorating choice. The shiny, lacquered brass that was in favor a generation ago has been replaced by a gentler version of the classic metal.

Today’s most popular finishes are soft with a bit of patina. Its warm sheen can make a room seem livelier and, at the same time, mellow and cozy. Just a few years ago we shunned the use of this color, however it’s making a comeback! The modern take on the old fashioned brass has become more and more popular over the last few years and we are loving it.

A bedroom with brass lamp. Shown with Solera Soft Shades, available at Read Design
Use it as accents to make a room livelier, and at the same time, mellow and cozy.


A bathroom with brass fixtures. Shown with Décor® aluminum blinds, available at Read Design
These fixtures won’t rust!
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, which makes it very strong, so it won’t rust! The actual color of brass is similar to gold, so it is used in non-metallic surfaces such as fabrics often looks the same as gold. Think about using this beauty for:
– Light fixtures and lamps
– Picture and mirror frames
– Plumbing fixtures and drawer handles
– The backsplash for a bar, bookshelf or kitchen counter
– Occasional tables
– Urns, vases, and bowls
– Trays and chargers
– Drapery rods
– Even a bed

Brass pairs well with lots of colors, including cream, white, gray, forest green, Indian red, and almost any shade of blue. It even goes well with other metals, including copper, chrome, stainless steel and nickel. Add this new take on an old favorite to your décor this season. It’s a showy addition that will bring warmth to your home environment.

A kitchen with brass lamp and brass-colored tile. Paired with blue cabinets and copper kitchen accessories. Shown with EverWood® TruGrain® blinds, available at Read Design