For a while now, brass has been back in homes in a big way. It started with touches here and there - a pendant light, a vase, or a photo frame to add a little warmth and glam - but is now definitely part of modern home decor. Nowadays, it's showing up in bathroom fixtures, kitchen hardware, and even appliances. It's important to note, too, that much of the brass we're seeing now (especially in kitchens and bathrooms) is not the super shiny polished brass of the past; rather, it's often un-lacquered so it develops a unique patina as it ages.
And, in case you're sort of really wanting to get a brass faucet and/or cabinet hardware, but you're worried about it "matching" your stainless appliances - it doesn't have to! It's totally okay to mix metals! It actually adds some great interest and character to a space (in my opinion).