Inspired by: Brass

So much of great design is achieving the right balance. When an environment calls for a pop of shine, brass is a wonderful option, especially in contrast to grey or greige (gray mixed with brown). This week’s design-inspired post features the many fabulous looks of high-class brass against a demure flat gray or beige surface.

The glow of this trio of vases exudes a warmth that you can almost feel in front of a soft, gray paneled wall:

Here, we see a flatter version of brass that is just as lovely, particularly against a textured, metallic backdrop:

This gray and white kitchen gets just the shiny, happy accents it needs to feel clean, warm and welcoming:

An eye-catching brass trunk and matching mirrors offer a super-shiny highlight to this bedroom for a look that is equal parts sophistication and charm:

If you like the idea of a brass mirror, make one a statement piece in a hallway or bathroom. I love the combination of this mirror with a gray vanity and coordinating brass hardware:

On my All That Glitters pinboard, you can find more inspirational images of brass at its best.