By Abode on Friday 7th Jun 2019

Why Brass?

For those of you looking for inspiration for your next kitchen renovation then we are sure you have seen the striking and eye-catching brass finish adorning Instagram accounts and Pinterest boards alike. Brass is a hot finish for 2019, it has taken some of the limelight from copper and other metallics it appears.  So, from kitchen taps to cupboard hardware fittings (that’s handles and knobs to you and us!) these wonderful brass tones can be found everywhere.  There are some beautiful brass kitchen accessories out there that when paired against a kitchen with a darker colour scheme can create such a showstopping style, it’s easy to see why this is a massive trend in the kitchen world. So how can you create this stylish look at home?


1 > Let there be light.

A fantastic way to add an immediate pop of metallics and shed some light onto those brass features at the same time is to choose a statement cluster of pendant lights like these Brooklyn 5 wire pendants fromIndustville  which are very much on trend right now with filament style bulbs adding an industrial edge.  Equally, these brass pendant holders are very much in vogue and of the moment so why not try and mix this look into your kitchen design.  Lighting is no longer an afterthought, instead taking centre stage in a design and creating a fabulous focal point.

2 > Mix it up with cabinet hardware

There are a wonderful selection of styles and finishes of kitchen cabinet handles from Armac Martin to suit your particular brass desire. From the more traditional antique brass hues to contemporary highly polished brass finishes. Don’t underestimate the importance of hardware to the overall impact of the kitchen, from handles to hinges these small elements can make all the difference in tying all elements of the room together.

3 > Tap into Brass

The magic of metallics offers something a little bit special to complement your kitchen. The latest brass kitchen taps finishes will create a focal point and draw the eyes to achieve that showstopping wow factor we all crave when undergoing a kitchen revamp. Choose between antique brass which will work perfectly in a traditional setting like the Abode Gosford kitchen tap shown below. For something that will suit both modern and traditional styles alike opt instead for a brushed brass finish and make the whole look of the kitchen come to life. New to the Abode collection for 2019 are a selection of existing Abode designs in a perfectly paired brushed brass finish offering more choice to coordinate perfectly with your kitchen design every time. Browse the finishes here

4 > Co-ordinate with appliances

No longer are kitchen appliances only seen in bright and shiny chrome or brushed steel, today’s appliances need to coordinate effortlessly with the latest kitchen styles and trends.  You will find you can bring those brass accents together with the finer details on cookers and ovens like these handles and knobs, finished off in beautiful brass.  You can see the effect of how coordinating the handles on cupboard doors and the oven here from deVol, create an inspirational ‘Insta’ worthy look.

5 > Don’t forget the accessories

Lastly style the kitchen with some all-important accessories to finish off the overall look.  Accessories can make or break the overall style of the kitchen design and they don’t get any better than these accessories from Next.  A few strategically placed brass accents will bring the entire metallic scheme together and will leave your guests muttering a ‘wow’ as they walk through the door.

Now you have the know-how, all that’s left to do is search for a little (or a lot) of inspiration.

View the Abode Pinterest boards here for more ideas.

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