Pairing the right metal finishes to your home decor is essential. Your metal hardware and finishes should be able to say everything about the kind of home you live in, in a subtle yet impactful way.
Whether you live in a sleek, modern apartment or a rustic country home, metal hardware and stylish finishes are bound to be on display. Although lever handles, door knobs and similar furniture, fixtures and fittings all serve a specific function, coordinating a consistent metal hardware or finish style can really tie everything in your room design together.
If your home is minimal and made up of clean lines, then your hardware shouldn't be ornate or embellished with detailed designs and shapes. Similarly, more rustic or period properties should consider classic finishes or textures and can also comfortably incorporate more elaborate themes.
You can choose to stick to a uniform metal finish - which is the safest, most foolproof design option - but you can also consider contrasting your furniture finishes with your surrounding decor or the existing finishes in your room. For example, if your room has a dark navy theme, consider contrasting it with dazzlingly, shiny metal finishes. Alternatively if your room has a bright or even garish colour scheme, consider muted, matte or satin metal finishes.
A good way to work out how to combine different finishes is to consider the colour temperature of your room: is it warm or cool-toned? You can then look at tailoring all your metal door or cabinet furniture to help influence the mood of your home and even other design elements.
With a huge number of eye-catching metals and finishes to choose from, there are some that are always on-trend. Here at TBKS, we've handpicked a few premium products that are durable, both in build quality and design longevity.
Marcus Round Black Iron Rustic Cabinet Knob
Part of the Black Iron Rustic collection, you can give your period home, country cottage or barn conversion some wonderful rustic charm. Made using traditional sand casting methods; old fashioned quality and style has been baked into this striking piece of black door furniture. You can also coordinate it with a range of other pieces from this collection.
Marcus T Shaped Cabinet Knob
The Heritage Brass range is suitable for any modern or classic abode, crafted from hot forged solid brass and available in a range of finishes to suit your home. This versatile choice is great for cabinets, cupboards and smaller doors and can be matched up with other pieces in the Heritage Brass range.
Nera Stainless Steel Lever Handle On Round Rose
Stainless steel is great for functional, modern and streamlined interiors. TBKS stocks a range of stunning stainless steel fittings, but the advantage of this piece by Nera is that it's actually made from a lightweight grade 304 stainless steel as opposed to a finish. A great choice for residential homes or commercial accommodation.
From The Anvil Newbury Lever
TBKS offers many 'antique'-style finishes, giving you an aged, lived-in-yet-elegant design that harks back to traditional homes and historical periods. Each brand has their own take on the antique finish, so we recommend checking out the different styles of antique from the likes of From the Anvil, Kirkpatrick and Croft to find your favourite.
From The Anvil Polished Ball Mortice Knob Set
If you want a luxurious, mirror-like quality to your door furniture, a polished finish is perfect for classic settings. Polished finishes give the appearance of cleanliness and will be a showy addition to your home, giving rooms a shimmering look as the light bounces off the polished surfaces, for a bright and fresh appeal. Polished nickel and brass suit chic, traditional styles and old-fashioned properties.
Marcus Centaur Door Handle
A more muted alternative to the ostentatious polished finishes, satin has a muted, light-matte look, often with visible brushstroke lines and a soothing soft glow when exposed to light. A great choice if you're looking for a delicate satin fabric-like lustre that isn't completely matte or wildly reflective.
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