10 Door hardware finishes and what’s popular in 2020
The type of finish you choose will greatly enhance the sort after interior atmosphere. Your door and cabinet hardware is far more critical than previously understood. Even at a subconscious level we are affected by the objects around us, and further, by the items with which we interact, i.e. taps, cutlery, door handles and cabinet handles. Read more about this here.
Our team of specialists in this area, have dug deep into their collective professional knowledge and describe the extensive number of finishes available in 2020. They also provide a commentary on what’s popular currently.
One for the ages, this finish is new for 2020 and has been very quick out of the starting blocks. Sitting in the middle of matt black and stainless steel in pigmentation, graphite nickel exudes warmth with attitude and charm. Its gun metal but not; Its brown but its not. So then what is it? Graphite Nickel!
Brushed Nickel is a subdued silver with a lustrous luminosity that speaks to the heart. Its pearl like hues bring out the luxurious tones and is the reason that Brushed Nickel is high on the list of favourites. Another benefit – It pretty much goes with anything and is especially congruous with stainless steel.
This has been a game changer. It infuses touches of chrome into the handle with the main colour being brushed nickel. One of the most popular selections over the past few years, two tone is a fantastic choice where you want to merge finishes in other rooms that have chrome. The bathroom is a great example, where the accessories are full chrome. Two tone allows the infusion of finishes bringing about professional coordination.
Black but not. Matt Black is really a tone of black with the emphasis being on matt. It’s been a staple diet of consumers for the last 2 – 3 years and continues to be so. It pretty much goes with any colour. But for that really stunning contrast, try black on white.
Satin Chrome has been popular for over 20 years and continues to be so. It is a contemporary style colour and it has its genesis in the Bauhaus movement. The Bauhaus was founded by architect Walter Gropius in Weimar. This movement strove to combine beauty with usefulness and attempted to unify the principles of mass production with individual artistic vision. Satin Chrome compliments anything within this style but also has touches of industrial and post-modern periods in its DNA. Satin Chrome is also very common in industrial applications
Chrome plating, often referred to simply as chrome, is a technique of electroplating a thin layer of chromium onto a metal object. The chromed layer can be decorative, provide corrosion resistance, ease cleaning procedures, or increase surface hardness. It is a striking finish and is often used in accessorising bathrooms or kitchens. It remains a staple choice for exactly the above reasons.
Satin brass is a new finish and can be described as a softer tone to outright brass. Its style is vintage and Victorian but depending on the architectural style of the handle is very versatile.
Like its name suggests, Vintage Pewter harks back to days of old. But its an incredibly versatile colour. It is a mix between brass and gun metal with hints of both seen in the stressed surface finish.
Rustic brass is much more brassy and ‘rusticy’ in the flesh! It speaks of hints of lighter brown flayed with undertones of mat brass. If you are wanting to make a classy statement, look no further. The darker colour is predominant but that only brings out the vibrancy of the yellow tones of glowing brass. It’s a new finish and a beauty.