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Things you need to know about hardware finishes

Hello Decor Friends,

Today we are talking about the different “finishes” available in hardware. What’s popular, what’s classic, is a question I get asked all the time.

In my experience, the most popular hardware finish can vary depending on where you live, personal preference, and trend, but today I will touch on the most commonly used finishes.

  1. Polished Chrome: This is a classic and timeless finish that offers a shiny and reflective surface. It works well in modern, contemporary, and minimalist designs.

  2. Brushed Nickel: This finish has a warm, matte appearance and is very popular in transitional and modern homes. It resists fingerprints and water spots, making it ideal for frequently used hardware.

  3. Oil-Rubbed Bronze: This finish is known for its rich, dark brown color and antique look. It is a great choice for traditional and rustic homes and adds warmth and depth to any room.

  4. Satin Brass: This finish has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its warm and elegant appearance. It is commonly used in vintage, mid-century modern, and modern designs.

  5. Matte Black: This finish has a sleek and modern look and works well in contemporary and minimalist designs. It can also provide a dramatic contrast when paired with lighter colored cabinetry or countertops. Farmhouse style uses this finish’s frequently.

Ultimately, the most popular hardware finish is a matter of personal preference and the overall design aesthetic of the space.

Have you started to think about how you could change up the hardware finish’s in any of your spaces? You do know you can mix metals right? That is a conversation for another day?

Bye For Now



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