How navy and brass everything took over interior design
Welcome to Noticed, The Goods’ design trend column. You know that thing you’ve been seeing all over the place? Allow us to explain it.
What it is: The combination of rich blue hues with warm brass accents. The blue is variable — often navy, but extending into turquoise jewel tones.
Where it is: Everywhere in the interior design world, from home kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms to public spaces like restaurants and hotel lobbies. It can appear in a single item, like an Anthropologie bed upholstered in deep “marine” velvet with brass feet. It can pop up in the form of moody blue cabinets with gleaming brass handles, or in a bar’s navy-painted exterior with brass lettering on its windows, as with the Front Room in Chicago.
Sometimes it’s just about proximity: In the lobby of the Line hotel in Washington, DC, a converted church with spectacularly high ceilings, inky blue velvet couches sit beneath a sculptural chandelier made of the church’s original brass organ pipes. The NoMad LA, which is owned by the same group as the Line, has dressed its hotel rooms in navy paint and brass light fixtures, faucets, and door handles. On its website, West Elm styles a navy sectional couch next to a low coffee table bearing an attractively uneven brass plate.
Why you’re seeing it everywhere: The combination of brass and navy is actually the convergence of two separate design trends, which have similar origins. The housing market crash of 2008 resulted in a lot of all-white interiors, especially in bathrooms and kitchens, says Jessica Dailey.
For further information: Interior designer Dubai