Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, a substitution alloy which is used for decoration because of its bright golden color. It’s widely used for doorknobs, plumbing and all sorts of other decorative and functional features. The copper which goes into the brass makes it germicidal and this makes it a great choice for bathroom and kitchen fixtures as well as all sorts of other decorative features.
There are many different types of brass. They differ in terms of percentages of copper and zinc and this gives certain types a unique color and appearance. There are a few types of brass which are corrosion resistant and very tough and they are used in marine service, applied to ships’ bottoms. Other types are used as an imitation of gold, because of the similar colors.
Brass with a high tensile strength is used for springs, screws and rivets while low brass is used for flexible metal hoses. In interior decoration, brass is usually used for faucets for both bathroom and kitchen, for light fixtures, bed frames, door knobs but also for a variety of other decorative elements such as pendant lights, chandeliers, decorative musical instruments, plates, lamps, etc.
Brass is used in interior décor for is color and appearance but also for some of its other properties. It looks beautiful in traditional homes or in rustic spaces where it often has a worn finish but it may also be used in more modern decors. Brass gives elegance to a fixture and makes it stand out.