This is very often one of the most vexed issues faced by home renovators, builders and specifiers. What door handle & hardware finishes match the décor and the colour scheme that ordains the building. When at first you approach it, it can be overwhelming. But it’s simple if you follow these ‘key’ tips prepared by our team of experts.
What is the style?
Determine what style your house is on the outside, and then on the inside. Certain colour’s are traditionally suited to particular styles. For instance, Tudor homes are traditionally black and white, white being the dominate colour. Hampton style homes are lighter hues and period homes can often be marked by darker toned themes. If you are having trouble with the style, you can decipher it here.
What are your favorite colours?
Whilst the colour’s you choose may affect your resale, its still important to consider your favorites. Consider whether you can incorporate them into your overall scheme. If your intent is to stay long term, then go for broke. If however, you may be considering selling, its best to stay within normal colour scheme guidelines in view of resale. Neutral colours are mostly safest in this regard.
What is the existing theme?
It might be close to what you have in mind. If so, that’s a bonus. If not, you’ll need to decide your primary colour and then your secondary colours. There are some amazing resources out there. In our view, one of the best is the Dulux website. You can find a comprehensive range of colours here. (no affiliation BTW).
Decide your primary and secondary colours
Armed with the knowledge you now have; you can choose your primary colour and secondary colour scheme. You’ll know your door colours and cabinet door colours and then comes the task of matching door hardware finishes to the colours you’ve chosen.
Deciding on your door & cabinet handle finishes
Once again, finishes and styles can be daunting. There are many resources you can utilize while on this sojourn. It’s worth checking out what the latest trends are, especially if you are thinking of resale. You can read more about this here.
Select your door hardware
It’s also important that you select the correct hardware before deciding on the finish. You can learn more about this here. Once you’ve made that decision, your colour selection needs to be augmented by the finishes you choose.
Study the available door hardware finishes
Based on the above you should now study what door handle finishes are available. You can view a number of modern day finishes here. Remember that your choice should not only tie in with your primary colour, it should also match your secondary colours.
Choose your door handle finish based on your colour scheme
View the door colour range and the matching finishes and choose your finish. We’ve made it easy. Below is a smorgasbord of door colours along with the door handle finishes that match them.
|Colour||Available matching door handle finishes|
|White hues||Everything goes with white, it’s the perfect colour to allow you to have any finish you want, depending of course, on the secondary colours. With that in mind, we’ve made it easy by categorizing which door handle finishes suit which primary and secondary colours below.
|Aqua Blue hues
There are no hard and fast rules, and colour matching needs to be taken in context with your favorite colours, your décor and your overarching theme. If you are in for the long hall, anything goes as long as you are happy! There’s no greater satisfaction than sitting back and enjoying a cuppa when its all come together. Good luck with your project and happy selections.