I've read much discussion about the "color" of faucets to put in kitchen and baths. ORB being "the" finish of the moment.
I'm staying in a house on Cape Cod that's for sale for 2.2 million. The fixtures in both kitchen and ALL of the baths are brass -- I can't tell you how "dated" they look. ORB would look so much more up to date!
However, chrome would look timeless IMO for I think ORB will eventually look as dated as the brass!
I must admit that the brass knobs on cabinetry in the house don't look dated -- it's just the bathroom/kitchen fixtures.
Since brass is starting to be shown again in the design magazines for faucets, I wonder how long it will take for our eyes to stop seeing brass as dated looking. I do like chrome and nickel best for taps, I admit, but I don't like them much for room doors or drapery hardware.
Funny, I went to an open house yesterday, it had the dated looking brass. I know some can be attractive or fit, this didn't. But this house was listed for $4MIL! Old appliances too, I didn't get it seems overpriced, ocean view was NOT good. I like nickel also, timeless.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Meischa,
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I'm beginning to think I'm the only one who doesn't have a problem with brass.
What's wrong with it? You know darn well that ORB is going to be out and brass will be "back in" right??? I love ORB, but that would be the day that DH would (for lack of a better term) 'allow' me to change all of our brass door knobs to ORB handles (which I really want), but it seems then I'd have to change all of the hinges too. Way too much work.
I'll just wait to be "back in style."This message has been edited. Last edited by: WWanda,
I loved brass when we built here, which is why everything is brass. Our faucettes are shiny stainless steel and shiny brass. All of our door knobs are brass. I'm over it now. When we put our new vanity in, it came with a brushed steel faucette. I have to say, I LOVE the "brushed" look and easy maintenance. It doesn't have to be cleaned every single day. I am so sick of shiny stainless and brass, can't keep up with shining them. When I get around to changing things up, brushed steel/nickle will be the way I go.
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I prefer the warmth and classic nature of brass, in an antique or burnished/slightly tarnished finish, especially in door hardware. It's the patina that attracts me.
I also love mixing metals, but not in polished finishes. There is something so elegant about blending burnished silver and gold tones together.
I so agree! Before I got to your reply, I was going to reply that after all the years and trends I've been through, I have decided that brushed/antiqued brass is the finish I love most. In a different house, I might go with brushed nickel, but I never have a problem with blending soft finished metals.
Personally, I think the style and era of the house should dictate the metal finishes in it. Whatever may be current shouldn't even enter into the decision making process. I feel the same about decor...it should fit the style of the house. I know, this is controversial, but it's my personal opinion and the way I do things...I don't expect agreement, I just wanted to opine! As if I ever hold back...LOL!
That said, anything newly built in a contemporary style (not modern, just current fad) can go anywhere as far as decor and finishes go...sky's the limit!
Just saw a story about stainless appliances...on their way out was the consensus. Can't agree with that either
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