Are you redecorating and wonder if brass lamps are in style?
Brass made a comeback in the late 2010s — and for sure, brass fixtures are still in style today. In contrast to a chrome finish previously popular, brass fixtures have a satin or subdued brushed finish.
Satin brass has a smooth matte finish that is subtle yet bold. Brushed brass has more distinct brush marks, doesn't show fingerprints, water spots resist tarnish, and is warm and bright but not gaudy.
Bold blocks of color like turquoise, cobalt, emerald and deep, cold grays work best with brass. Avoid pairing brass with red, yellow, or orange.
Thanks to new finish and tone options that pair well with other types of metal, brass has become a top choice in residential design. Brass has been reinvented to be more subtle and warm—a soft brushed gold rather than a shiny hard surface.
Tips for decorating with brass lamps
Brass is everywhere right now—from ultra-high-end designs to highly accessible stores. Warm metals including brass, copper, and gold are significantly impacting decorating after almost two decades of design loyalty to chrome and nickel.
Today, Brass has crept into all aspects of design. With such widespread acceptance, the trend appears to be turning into an authentic design movement that cannot be ignored.