Warm metallics have taken the decor world by storm these past couple of years, showing up primarily as hardware and fixtures in beautiful kitchens everywhere. Accents are one thing, but some brave souls fully committed and made brass a significant feature in their kitchens, covering entire rows of cabinets and islands in shiny gold. Are these showstoppers that make your jaw drop (in a good way) or do they cause you to shake your head and cluck your tongue in dismay? Are they hot or over-the-top?
Above, the brass-clad island is a significant feature in Michael O’Sullivan and Melissa Schollum's New Zealand Home, as seen in Dwell.
A kitchen by Fiona Lynch that uses a row of gold upper kitchen cabinets, which acts as a spot of warmth in contrast to the cold marble below.
This Stockholm apartment designed by the architects Claesson Koivisto Rune, has a minimalist brass-clad cube that functions as a both work surface and a storage space.
A Paris apartment designed by Jean-Louis Deniot that features what looks like hammered brass cabinet fronts.
This very glamorous kitchen from Studio William Hefner blends modern design with old-world charm. It's gold-leafed island is interesting contrast with the utilitarian grey stools.
A bold and eclectic space by designers Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci, as seen in the New York Times.
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