Funny that the expression is ‘bold as brass’ as these days, chic interior stylists are using all things brass to add a warm, subtle hint of vintage glam as an alternative to the out-there glitz of gold or the ultra-polished finish or chrome or nickel.
Brass is the perfect pairing for a minimalist interior, especially an all-white palette, where it adds intrigue and a subtle glamour to interior schemes in danger of coming off as clinical.
For the quintessential modern luxe, pair brass with marble or monochrome.
The best background
Besides white, a dark and moody background works beautifully with brass. Whether you choose matte black, charcoal, navy, petrol, emerald or forest, the contrast between a deep dark hue and a dash of bold brass is a winning combo we can’t get enough of.
Nostalgic or new?
That’s the intriguing thing about brass, it’s both. Use it to channel everyone’s favourite mid-century modern era, or to add the requisite bling to a Hollywood Regency vibe.
For a more casual, contemporary mood, mix matte brass with organic materials and textures such as exposed brick, greenery (the real deal or fabulous fakes), timber and concrete.
Just a hint
If metallic accents are more in your lane, select a sofa or sideboard with thin brass legs, a magazine rack or side table, photo frame or indoor pot to get in on the bold brass act without overwhelming your space.
Check out a few of our fresh brass pieces to get into othe mood for metallics…