Brass is elegant and timeless when antiqued. Brass equals warmth, English clubbiness, Moroccan craft and Italian mid-century fantasy. In other words, brass has a more colorful past. Brass, however, evokes the pre-digital era of hand-wrought craftsmanship in a traditional setting; nothing authenticates a room like brass. This brings a feeling of warmth and a sense of history and old world architecture to a room. Weathered, turned deep brown, tarnished and aged, this ancient metal is nevertheless speaking to a 21st-century desire for luxury, timelessness and artisanship. It works beautifully with creams and with rich cherry wood tones and designers have great liking with dark grays and reds, and blues. Aged Brass is softer and more mottled quality of brass, it is like aging gracefully like the generations buying it.