Of all the metallic trends in the past few years, it feels like brass has become the most ubiquitous. This may be attributed to the fact that it looks pretty similar to gold, but tends to be more affordable. It also possesses a unique versatility in that it looks great whether it’s polished to a flawless shine or weathered with a bit of patina. It can feel simultaneously warm or cool, blending in with most any color palette. Brass can be strikingly bold, modern and industrial paired with minimal black and white details, or softer and more romantic, mixed in with vintage decor. Here is a round up of our favorites, a collection that we think will appeal to almost any style. –Shannon
Image above: One of the best examples of brass that we have ever featured, Farah searched high and low for this brass oven hood to install in her Brooklyn kitchen, ultimately finding it on eBay.
Image above: The elegant brass vase in this London home is actually a vintage cartridge shell.
Image above: These brass Lindsay Adelman DIY lamps have become quite popular in the last couple of years, and look great against the crown molding in this Brooklyn apartment.
See more examples of brass after the jump…
Image above: Brass drawer knobs pop against the black dresser in this Norwegian home.
Image above: This brass pendant lamp pairs well with the warm tones in the dining room of this Los Angeles home.
Image above: This brass lamp illuminates a small reading nook (not pictured) in this Brooklyn apartment.
Image above: Brass details in one of the bedrooms of the Hotel Nord in Tangier, Morocco.
Image above: Kellen and Natalie Brady spent months making this brass sputnik chandelier and found the perfect spot for it, right underneath the octagon in the ceiling of their Arizona home.
Image above: Brass wall sconces combined with gold mirrors create a strong focal point in the bedroom of this Brooklyn home.
Image above: Hard to believe that the brass shelves in this Ohio home were garbage-picked!
Image above: This vintage brass tripod lamp is a bold contrast to some of the lighter decor in this Maui home.
Image above: A brass lamp with a bit of patina looks great on the mid-century credenza in this San Francisco home.
Image above: A vintage brass trash can in this Nashville home.
Image above: A brass frame and other metallic details add a touch of glamour to the desk in this New York City apartment.