Brass accents have come back into style in a big way. Contemporary nickel hardware and fixtures are being replaced by simple clean-lined brass pieces that compliment furnishings and add a warm luxurious touch.

Brass, a metal alloy made of copper and zinc, has been used since prehistoric times through the ancient Roman Empire and Medieval period as currency, for military purposes, and as decoration. Since then, the production method of the metal has become more refined, making it still very commonly used today.

During the 20th century, the trend of metal interior finish has changed between warm brass pieces and cooler silvers and steels. Lately, we’ve seen more and more brass incorporated into furnishings from several manufacturers. Here are some furniture and fixtures with brass finishes that can be found on the market today:

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If you’re wondering how to use brass into your interior, here are some great inspirational spaces that incorporate the metal finish:

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