Building in prominence throughout last season, Brass is set to take centre stage in an exciting year for interiors in 2017.

Traditionally reminiscent of the Victorian era through to the roaring twenties, conjuring images of glamour and affluence, next year’s gleaming interpretation captures the art deco opulence softened by the uber chic and understated qualities of industrial-luxe.

Muted patinas in rich soft shades evolving in tune with the environment, burnished tones and earthier hues are all qualities, perfectly suited to the growing trend for industrial luxe-interiors permeating design and architecture. As converted lofts, warehouses and factories become the sought after abode of the decade, raw features and materials, and paired back design is being incorporated in all manner of spaces from contemporary apartments, boutique hotels, through to period properties.

In stark contrast, the golden tones of polished brass add that magical element of glamour, brightening interiors with a cascade of reflected light, bringing a timeless and dynamic warmth and luxury to virtually any style of interior. Imbued with an inherent and timeless sense of quality brass is far removed from the feeling of ostentation associated with the gold tones of the past, retaining all of the glamour and luxury but balanced by the earthy quality of its industrial heritage.

The 2017 brass trend is the ultimate paradox of ‘Contemporary Nostalgia’ seamlessly blending the historical, industrial, yet opulent elements within a raw contemporary context. Expect to see gleaming features within pared back interiors and industrial raw patinas within eclectic and luxurious spaces, blending and contrasting the two distinct styles in an intriguing mix of past and present.

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