Why You’ll Love the New Aged Brass Look


Just a mention of the word “brass” and most of us will conjure up a mental picture of that shiny, lacquered look from the ’80s. No, the brass finish we’re into is much warmer and mellower, with a go-anywhere kind of attitude. It’s what the brass of decades past may have looked like if it were allowed to patina.


There’s so much to love about aged brass. Just a little can add a lot of glamour — without looking overdone.  Rich with character, it walks the line between vintage and modern. And the warm metallic pairs well with just about any finish, from wood tones to bright whites to new hot hues, like indigo and coral.

You can easily bring the look into your home with a few simple touches. Here are some of our favorite ways.


The exquisite detail of nailhead trim in an aged brass finish really makes a great piece of furniture, like our X Bench, stand out.


An ideal solution for smaller spaces, the Addison Tray Table doubles as a mobile caddy and a side table — and it does it with vintage glamour, thanks to its aged brass finish.


A beautiful fixture like our Halden Glass Orb Pendant takes center stage in any room. The look especially shines in an all-white kitchen.


Bring vintage charm to the desktop or bedside with a classic timepiece, such as our Bellaire Petite Alarm Clock.

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