Is brass the new neutral? The global design trend is making a serious case for itself, and we can’t get enough. From gilded bathtubs to slick gold surfaces to fully-paneled walls, see how to incorporate brass in any space for statement-making design that’s both unexpected and glamorous.
Minimalism reigns in this gilt library in Awashima, Japan, designed by Stockholm-based Etat Architects. Brass sheets cover the entirety of the back wall while raw wooden stools flank a brass-covered reading table.
See more of the Sea Library here.
It’s all in the details. This kitchen island is topped with a brass countertop and the two-tone wooden base is accented by brass drawers, rivets and pulls.
See the entire kitchen via Traditional Home.
A rustic living space can be transformed by a wall covered in brass sheets. The mixture of stone, stained wood, and metallic panelling is both unexpected and inspiring.
Make a serious statement by lining the sides of a kitchen island in golden brass. The reflective brass opens up the space, similar to the way hanging a mirror makes even the tiniest room seem more spacious.
See the entire home via Design Milk.
This bathroom wall doubles as a mirror and creates perfect contrast with the stained concrete covering the floor and bathtub.
The dark tones of this kitchen’s wood paneling are offset by brushed brass cabinets.
Who knew elevators could be so chic? We’d definitely stop to snap a photo of this brass-covered wall and elevator door.
Black, white, and brass all over. This backsplash adds a rich metallic element to this black and white kitchen
This Melbourne, Australia kitchen is next-level fabulous. The high-shine brass cabinets take the space from everyday neutral to simply stunning.
Whatever the weather, this strip of brass on the building’s stone exterior makes a visual impact.
At alyson fox s light-filled, rural Texas home, this brass-plated cabinet makes the case for using metallics in bathrooms, always.
This restaurant may just be the most Instagrammed in all of Melbourne, and for good reason. The brass ceiling, which resembles dozens of large pods, is just one of the many swoon-worthy design elements in George Calombaris’s Greek fine diner, The Press Club.
To see the entire space, visit architectureau.com.
Sweet dreams are made of these brass walls. Each of the 149 rooms in Berlin’s 25hours Hotel has its own unique touch. This one, dubbed the “Urban Jungle” room, has us booking a trip to Germany ASAP.
In a recent redesign, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi’ in Venice has been transformed into a high-end department store. The magnificent, high-ceilinged space is enhanced by a sleek brass staircase that snakes through the store.
In this minimal, all-white bathroom, no fluff or accessories are needed. The brass accents on the counter and tub create eye-catching contrast with the stark white walls, and a small acrylic console provides storage that seamlessly blends in.
This brass paneled wall is art in itself. We can’t get over the simplicity and elegance of this Buenos Aires dining room, especially the hidden door within the brass paneling!
This kitchen blends antique charm with Scandinavian simplicity. We’re not sure what’s more fabulous–the emerald green pendant fixture above the dining table or the brass-covered island! How about…we’ll take both.
This butler’s pantry, with its matte black walls and brass counter top, is the chicest little nook of this otherwise minimal and neutral home.
A white veined marble wall is broken up by this brass vent. With a kitchen like this, we’d never complain about cooking dinner or doing the dishes… EVER.
For major wow factor, this designer introduced brass tones in the kitchen of this black and beige-covered home.
At Kettle and Brine, a modern housewares shop in Austin, this brass counter caught our eye and we’re still swooning. See more inspiring pieces like this one featured in our love letter to Austin, Texas in the spring 2016 issue.
In an eclectic Parisian apartment, the galley kitchen cabinets are covered in soft hammered brass. When can we move in?
Leave it to Kelly Wearstler to cover EVERYTHING in brass. From the island and the barstools, to the light fixtures and glass-paneled cabinetry, this space is both gilded and glamorous.
In this entirely wood-paneled kitchen, a large, slanted brass sink breaks up the rustic texture.
In street style icon Leandra Medine’s office, a console with brass doors takes center stage. Who says furniture that provides storage and functionality has to sacrifice style?
Tour the Man Repeller office via Style Me Pretty.
Shine on. This all-white kitchen gains instant glamour with this high-shine brass island.
At the Liquides Perfume Bar in Paris’s Marais neighborhood, brass covers the countertop and accents the display shelving and gridded ceiling art. Très, très chic.
To see the entire space, visit Yatzer.com.
The brass kitchen sink becomes a central design element in this black and white kitchen. Don’t miss the hexagonal tile backsplash, either…
At The Prince Hotel in Australia, its bar and restaurant, Circa, is a destination in itself. With minimalist and Scandinavian-inspired tables, chairs, and flooring, the brass-covered bar becomes the focal point.
A smoky gray bathroom is instantly elevated with this geometric brass bathtub.
This Parisian cafe is anything but ordinary. The outdoor seating is taken to the next level with brass-topped tables.
At the Cap Beauty storefront in New York City’s West Village, brass covers the center countertop and display shelving. We don’t know what we love more–the store’s beautifully packaged products or its artful interior design.
A subtle brass floating countertop is doing all the right things in this minimal white bathroom.