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Brass is Back; shown with Solera Soft Shades. Home Design Ideas from Read Design
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 The shiny, lacquered brass that was in favor a generation ago has been replaced by a gentler version. This modern take is widely used in new construction and remodels as cabinet hardware, light fixtures and simple home decor accents.

Today’s most popular brass 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. It’s an earthy color that makes you feel serene and peaceful.

A bedroom with brass lamp. Shown with Solera Soft Shades, available at Read Design
Brass accents 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
Huge bonus: Brass fixtures won’t rust!
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, which makes it very strong, and it won’t rust! So the actual color 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 modern color 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 and vases
– Trays and chargers
– Drapery rods
– Even a bed would look great!

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 feature to your décor this season. It’s a showy addition that will bring warmth to your home environment.

We have been doing a lot of work with Read Renovations lately and we want to use this in our next renovation. Come talk to us about incorporating this into your home. We would love to help you create a home you love!
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
It pairs well with almost any shade of blue – and even copper!