If you’ve wandered the aisles of Target within the last year, the fact that brass has made a comeback does not come as news to you. This metal has rapidly grown in popularity, because it can be used to add warmth and bit of sophistication to any room in your house. Today, Hatchett Design Remodel will show you ways to incorporate brass into your kitchen design.This popular metal is available in three finishes: polished, satin and antiqued. The polished variety reminiscent of the 80s is used sparingly these days. It is the satin and antiqued finishes that have become so popular.
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If you fully embrace the trend, then consider using brass cabinets in an accent area of your kitchen, such as the island or possibly a wet bar.
Another bold use of brass is on your backsplash. As you see here, the backsplash is illuminated by under-mount lighting. The warmth of the brass complements the rich, dark color of the cabinets, yet the reflective quality of the metal brightens up the space.
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Brass Range Hood
Create a focal point in your kitchen with a stunning range hood. A bold statement piece like this will surely become a talking point with your guests.
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The warmth of the antiqued finish can contribute to the earthy vibe of your kitchen by incorporating well-aged accents like open shelving, a light fixture or cabinetry hardware.
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While this metal is ideal for warming up your casual decor, it also has the ability to add a touch of glamour to your design.
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If you’re still on the fence, try adding just a small touch of it with the hardware on your cabinets. Keep in mind that it’s perfectly acceptable to mix metals as shown here. While nickel knobs would have matched the stainless steel appliances, choosing brass hardware and fixtures creates visual interest that moves your eye through the space.
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If the 80s has left you with a permanent aversion to brass, try easing yourself into the trend with removable pieces rather than items affixed in your kitchen. Look for accessories like brass pots for your herbs, wall decor or a charming set of bar stools.
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With a major renovation like a kitchen, we don’t recommend being overly trendy with your design choices. However, incorporating modern day trends into the design will keep your home looking fresh and up-to-date. If you’d like to bounce ideas off our designers, contact Hatchett Design Remodel. Just call, email or come by our showrooms in Newport News or Virginia Beach – it costs nothing to ask!