Trend Spotlight: Decorating With Brass and Gold

Nine ways we're currently loving this of-the-moment trend.



After years of brushed silver, polished nickel, and antique mercury glass being the de rigueur finishes in interior design, brass and gold have officially fallen back into favor.

We’ll credit the trend to “it” designers like Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler (and their affinity for Pedro Friedeberg’s gold hand chair, you know the one), and the popularity of transitional style, which showed us all that old and new, and ornate and minimal can happily coexist.

But regardless of where the trend started, brass and gold are everywhere and it seems like they’re here to stay.

First, to ease any concerns: This isn’t the stuff of dated sitting rooms from the 1980s. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. Done right, today’s gold-tone accents are fresh, chic, and entirely of the moment.

For proof, here are just a few of the ways we’re currently loving the look.

1_circle On drawer pulls and hardware.

Photo via Ivy & Vine

Photo via Ivy & Vine

2_circle On frames and mirrors.


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3_circlePainted on furniture.


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4_circlePaired with black-and-white.

black-and-gold decor

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5_circleOr with brights.


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6_circleAnd with neutrals, too.

7_circleAs part of a vignette.


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8_circleIn the kitchen.


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9_circle In the bedroom.

Photo via White + Gold Design - white bedroom decor

Photo via White + Gold Design

In other words, we love it anywhere and everywhere.

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-Kaitlin Madden