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If stainless feels stale, try a touch of brass

Emtek geometric brass six-inch rectangular pull in satin brass, left. Alno Manhattan eight-inch bar pull in satin brass. MUST CREDIT: Build.com; The Hardware Hut
Emtek geometric brass six-inch rectangular pull in satin brass, left. Alno Manhattan eight-inch bar pull in satin brass. MUST CREDIT: Build.com; The Hardware Hut

Bored with the same old stainless-steel and chrome fixtures? Brass can add a splash of color and luxury and help modernize an outdated kitchen.

“The resurgence of brass in home design is bringing a new level of warmth back to kitchens,” says kitchen designer Jennifer Howard of JWH Design & Cabinetry.

The soft, rich and sleek material can provide a subtle contrast of color with kitchen appliances, and it especially shines in all-white and neutral surroundings. “Mixing in a touch of brass is a great way to add visual interest while offsetting the cooler tones of stainless, whites and grays,” Howard adds.

Here are Howard’s top brass picks.

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