Sublime Homes is bringing brass back in its latest model home in St. John, Indiana. Not the bright, brilliant and somewhat gaudy finish of polished brass from the 80s that frequently comes to mind, but softer hues like aged, satin or antique brass that give rooms a warm feeling. The key to using brass in your home without overwhelming your space is to treat the brass elements as an accessory to the space. Because they are shiny, reflective components, it is important to be mindful of the other fixtures and fittings alongside of them.
Brass comes in many different finishes and each type of brass has a unique feel. An aged brass finish comes off slightly brushed and almost uneven with a darkened patina and a naturally vintage look, while satin brass can be considered the “modern brass alternative.” It stems from the Victorian Era and offers a more refined take on the rustic look of unfinished brass.
The antique brass finish closely resembles the look of natural brass with hints of highlighting occasionally peeking through, revealing various tone contrast, without the blindingly reflective quality of polished brass.
An easy way to start using brass in your home is to replace your water fixtures. Consider testing the waters with fixtures that are easy to replace, making it less of a commitment. In addition to faucets, lighting and cabinet hardware are easy updates to incorporate brass.
As shown in the photo below, another way to introduce the metal without overdoing it is by bringing in metal trims. It was important that the accent wall of tile was the focal point and nothing else. By adding the sleek metal edge trim along the shower bench, the large, monochromatic tiles were broken up, adding a hint of luster to work in harmony with the accent wall and plumbing fixtures.
Brass lighting can be found just about everywhere these days. Try bringing in a dramatic chandelier for the kitchen island or an artistic piece for the dining room.
If you have fallen in love with the idea of having brass add warmth and luxury to your home, consider using brass accents to create a glam spot. Using brass gilded stone backsplash tile adds warmth and a touch of elegance to the kitchen. The gold metallic grout helps shape the arabesque baroque tile.
Everyone may not be as interested in covering their rooms in wall-to-wall brass, but it is well-suited for accent pieces, fixtures, lights and other smaller decor items. Brass adds a luxurious touch to any home.
It is clear that brass is back!
Author: The Sublime Team