Go for Gold with Polished Brass
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You may be shaking your head in disbelief, thinking there’s no way that polished brass, the overdone (and dare we say tacky) décor trend of the 80’s is back in fashion. Well believe it! After a long hiatus and a brief resurgence in 2016, Polished brass is back with a vengeance and ready to shine!
If you’re cringing at the thought of gaudy chandeliers, bulky lamps, and cheap looking picture frames, fret not; this is not the brass of yesteryear. The modern iteration of the trend has become a lot more timeless, with clean lines and simple silhouettes. Now much more understated and luxurious, Polished brass isn’t as shiny, overpowering, or as, well, “brassy” as it used to be.
Design experts suggest treating polished brass like jewelry; it’s an accessory and you’ll want to use it as an accent to avoid going overboard.
Faucets often serve as a highlight in kitchens and bathrooms. Their style helps define a space, especially if their design is as interesting as the finish.
Replacing a bland showerhead with a golden spout is an easy way to give your bathroom a touch of luxury and style. For an even bolder choice, use an exposed pipe shower, which installs onto your wall instead of behind it, giving your space a visual detail not otherwise visible.
Kingston Brass’s polished brass is created using an exciting new metal finishing technique known as Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), which not only increases the durability of plumbing fixtures but also its resistance to tarnishing and corrosion. Which means you get a shiny, sturdy finish with an exceptionally rich color depth.
From cabinet handles to shelving, polished brass creates a nice contrast against wood or metal surfaces. Incorporate and experiment with pieces that can easily added in and around the home to bring beauty to areas that are often overlooked. Whether you’re designing an understated, minimalist kitchen, or going full glam with an art deco inspired bathroom, the transitional power of polished brass will lend luxury and elegance to any style.