We are always on the lookout for new decorating and design trends that not only improve the aesthetics of our home, but do so with a dash of exuberance and elegance. That is just what you get with the trendy combination of dark shelves and finishes and bright brass accents. Be it black, dark green, deep blue or other colors that stand close to black, combining them with brass elevates the room almost instantly. It is one of the hot new trends that is rapidly gaining ground and brings along with it an air of royalty as well. Most often found in the kitchen and the bathroom, you can embrace this duo in the living area and dining space as well.

Delightful black and brass bar chairs steal the show in this largely white kitchen [From: Christine Kimberlee Designs]

Style is rarely a constraint with dark and brass finishes and everything from contemporary and modern to Victorian and traditional find space as you embrace them. At times you can use the combination as an accent feature while on other occasions it can be used to create a unique backdrop that never disappoints. Step into a world that is both sophisticated and glamorous –

Black and Brass in Kitchen

If there is one perfect place to try out the new dark and brass trend, then it is undoubtedly the kitchen. It is a place where you can easily usher in the color scheme and do so without disturbing the rest of the style and theme of the kitchen. Brass accents used for the cabinet can also be replicated with other kitchen fixtures and fittings that add even more sparkle to the setting. Lighting fixtures with a hint of brass add to the golden glamour in here while cabinets in black, dark gray and deep green offer the perfect accent feature in a room draped in neutral hues. The balance here is key and you would want to use the accents sporadically for more visual impact.

Iconic Tom Dixon pendant lights perfectly fit in with the brass and dark look
Lighting fixtures, kitchen island and curated cabinets bring black and brass to this kitchen [From: Timber Trails Development Company]
Use kitchen appliances and the island to usher in the black and brass look [From: Kim Grant Design]
Black and brass used in the white beach style kitchen as an accent addition [From: Grove Park Construction]

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Bathrooms with Sophistication

In case you do not fancy kitchen to try out the new dark and brass look, then maybe bathroom is the right place to give it a shot. The spa-inspired white bathrooms are currently the norm and even if you have one that is far less luxurious at home, a focal point that is smart and sparkling is the perfect addition indeed! You can have a vanity in black along with brass-framed mirror above, brass handles and sconce lights with metallic beauty. A perfect way to revamp the bathroom as you gear ahead for fall and winter.

Black vanity with brass handles for the bathroom in white [From: Arazi Levine Design]
Dark hexagonal tiles are a hot trend in the contemporary bathroom [From: Singlepoint Design / Johnathan Mitchell Photography]
Gorgeous bathroom of modern Californian home embraces the black and brass look [From: CM Natural Designs]
Use bluish-gray instead of black for a chic and elegant bathroom
Black and brass theme is perfect for the space-savvy urban bathroom with modern sophistication

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Finding a Balance with Different Styles

You can try out this new ‘chic’ look in the living room or the bedroom as well with the dark cabinet in the backdrop that also has smart brass accents. In the white bedroom, it is the dark cabinet that makes a big visual impact. The same can be done in the neutral living space as well. Make sure though that the lighting in the room is top notch to avoid any dark corners. Combine an even layer of recessed lighting with accent lights to highlight this new feature in the room and you will notice a change in the style quotient of the room.

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Picture frames on the wall add golden glint to the dark living space [From: Cynthia Lynn Photography]
Stunningly beautiful four-poster bed and table in brass for the bedroom in dark blue
Use decor in the living room to add a bit of black and brass dazzle! [From: James Said]
Contemporary bedroom in dark gray with brass accents all around!
Glam dining room wrapped in black and brass [From: Miller and Smith Homes]

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