I’m giggling to myself about this title because I used to work at a tiny little kitchen design studio for about a year during college – I had forgotten about it until I decided to do a post about brass hardware in kitchens, as this place was called Kitchens & Brass.  So, in homage to that short time in that little studio, I’ve titled this post “Kitchens & Brass.”

Anyway, it’s taken me a while to warm up to the resurgence of brass, but now that I’ve seen it in modern settings, I’m loving it.  Brass is back, but in a VERY different way… with subtler tones and sleek modern lines.  I stumbled across the above photo while flipping through my dwell magazine the other day, I can’t get enough of it.  Brass with white and natural wood… the brass warms up this kitchen in a way that polished chrome or stainless steel couldn’t do.  And it adds a little touch of formality, but in a non-stuffy way.

A few more examples of brass in modern(ish) kitchens:

A common element, and what makes it all work, is the whites and grays in these spaces.  Come to think of it, I may have just the client for this combination… 
What do you all think?

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  • I adore this trend. My personal design aesthetic is heavily influenced by the 60s and 70s, so I have a lot of brass fixtures and furnishings and it makes me a little bit giddy to see it making a come back!

  • MikeM says:

    I typically prefer less warmth, but I can see how this would make a more modern approach appealing to people would otherwise shy away. The chandeliers in the last picture are a great touch.

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