Seven Ways to Accent Your Kitchen with Brass
Kitchens can easily be accented and updated with a sleek brass tap.
Metallic is continuing its status as the material of the moment, and with various finishes to choose from it’s perfect for classic and contemporary interiors.
Perrin & Rowe is the ultimate choice for unlacquered aged, polished, and satin brass hardware, which can be used to complement a variety of sink styles and will take on a unique patina over time. Utilising only the highest quality raw materials and the latest engineering technology also ensures that each tap will last for years to come. Here we select seven of our favourite ways to accent a kitchen with brass.
KEEP THE SPACE LIGHT
To ensure the brass tap stands out within your kitchen scheme, keep the rest of the palette light and bright. In this design, pale grey painted cabinetry and cupboards almost melt into the background. A skylight lets light flood in while clear glass pendants over the island help to bounce light around the room. Our Athenian mixer and rinse in Polished Brass really draw the eye, adding warm tones to the crisp white marble worksurface and ceramic butler sink. Matching brass handles on the Neptune furniture also help to tie the look together. One of the three Perrin & Rowe ‘living’ brass finishes, Polished Brass develops its own patina over time for a raw, vintage look. Learn more about our brass finishes here.
EMBRACE RUSTIC CHARM
Perrin & Rowe deVOL Ionian Mixer in Aged Brass
For kitchens with classic Shaker-style cabinetry, painted finishes, freestanding dressers and larders, it’s all about going big on the rustic trend. Think timber worksurfaces and Butler or Belfast sinks that can be paired with a truly traditional swan neck tap with lever handles in a stunning brass finish. In this Sebastian Cox kitchen from deVOL Kitchens, the deVOL Ionian mixer tap has a lovely aged brass finish that complements the wood, the ceramics on the windowsill and the white fireclay sink. The result is a warm and cosy feel that anyone would long to come home to.
SAVE TIME AND REDUCE CLUTTER WITH AN INSTANT HOT TAP
Perrin & Rowe Armstrong 3-in-1 Instant Hot Tap in Polished Brass
Instant hot water taps are a great way to keep a kitchen streamlined with near boiling hot water available literally on tap. Our industrial-inspired Armstrong 3-in-1 instant hot tap in Polished Brass also comes in Aged Brass, Satin Brass, Chrome, Nickel, English Bronze, Pewter and Gold. As well as near boiling water, it also delivers standard hot and cold from a single mixer and looks striking in a variety of kitchen designs. An intelligent Anti-Scald locking mechanism provides peace of mind that steaming water cannot accidentally be dispensed, while the premium Nano-technology cartridge not only filters the water but prevents limescale build up as well.
ADD DRAMA WITH A DARK WORKSURFACE
For dramatic effect, team our Phoenician mixer in aged brass with a deeply dark granite, quartz or solid surface worktop. The Aged Brass is a raw finish, which is unlacquered. This means it will change as it reacts to its environment and daily use, so you can enjoy the evolving look and feel of this ‘living’ finish for many years to come. A brick tiled splashback behind the sink can easily be given a rustic feel with a crackle glazed design in a soft cream or pebble tone.
CHOOSE COTTAGECORE FOR TIMELESS BEAUTY
Cottagecore is an enduring trend that seems here to stay. A nod to nostalgia and the artisan crafts movement, this rustic and rural style is all about celebrating traditional skills such as foraging, baking and pottery. Our Celeste 3-in-1 instant hot tap in Satin Brass is the perfect choice with its raw, unlacquered ‘living’ finish. The matt appearance gives it the versatility of complementing traditional Belfast sinks as well as more contemporary undermounted quartz or solid surface designs.
TEAM WITH GREEN
Brass is the perfect partner to a green and white palette. As an accent, our Mayan pillar taps in aged brass look stunning set against this copper worksurface with integrated sink. Using brass cup handles on cabinetry and furniture also helps bring the look together and it’s ideal for a modern take on the classic Shaker look. Choose fresh white finishes for appliances and wall tiles and consider mixing and matching with contrasting white quartz or solid surface worktops. This will make an island with metallic taps a real focal point.
GET THE MATCHING SET
This spectacular handmade kitchen features our Ionian mixer with rinse as well as our Parthian mini instant hot tap, all in Satin Brass. Having different taps in the same finish creates a wonderfully versatile wet zone. Perfect for instant hot water when you need it, hot, cold and rinse, it’s an ideal station for rinsing vegetables, washing pots and pans as well as hands before cooking and eating.