Brass Door Handles - Brass is Back! Brass has made a huge comeback and it's all starting with brass door handles.
Polished Chrome and Stainless Steel have dominated the handle market for years. The desire to have a clean and complimenting look called for white backgrounds with silver finishes. But now, we are putting that behind us and embracing 1970s brass back into our homes.
Why Brass Door Handles?
The great thing about brass is the warmth. Whilst silver is beautiful and helps to create clean lines, brass is a bit more warmer with a lot of character. As a buying public, we have started favouring warmer and softer shades of brass, burnished gold and hammered bronze.
Funnily enough, if you want to keep an eye on complimenting trends, yellow has been increasing in popularity in the fashion world,with quite a few people favouring it at this years Golden Globes.
Were also saying goodbye to the high shine and perfection of gold. This years interior design isn't about creating a rich and polished look, it's all about a rustic finish with a bit of a background.
What finishes should you consider?
This year it's all about antiqued and brushed finishes. Brass handles aren't about making a bold statement, they're all about working with the decor. You want to consider the patina (thin layer that forms on the surface of bronze) which will age over time to create this attractive, aged brass feature without a polished high shine.
What style of brass handle should you consider?
The great thing about brass is how many handles and knobs are out there with a brass finish. The style of handle/knob depends on where you want to fit the handle. In bathrooms and kitchens, you may want to consider little brass knobs of around 20mm diameter for fixing to drawers and cabinets. The brass knob on the left is a standard 20mm diameter knob, which is perfect if you do want to keep a polished shine rather than opting for an aged and textured look. The brass knob on the right has an antique brass finish, which is currently what the brass handle trend is all about. The antique finish has a worn, textured look which would really compliment burnt oak and rustic aesthetics. If you fancy using brass handles on your cupboard, then it might be worth looking at a pull handle or cup handle This brass lay on handle (on the left) has a softer finish compared to the polished brass. The lay on handle is a modern and contemporary design, which can compliment a modern aesthetic where antique handles will look a little out of place. The Mulberry Cup Handle (on the right) is a simple brass handle, which doesn't require much grip to pull. This has a rubbed bronze finish, which does have a shine but isn't as noticeable as a polished brass handle. On a door, you'll require a heavier handle, typically 50mm diameter if selecting a knob.
This privacy lock knob set is ideal for anyone looking for a decorative, but secure handle. Ideal for bathrooms. Buy Brass Handles because.... Polished brass or a burnish brass introduces softer reflections in a room, which can make a room feel bigger but keep the warmth and cosiness at the same time. Brass basically goes with any colour. Team with black for a 1920s rich club feel, team with white to revisit the 1970s, team with red to revisit 2000s Valentino, the list is endless. Brass is timeless. Brass looks beauiful brand new and stunningly vintage as it ages. As well as brass handles, introduce other little brass accessories into the home such as photo frames or faucets to tie the look together
Hope this article has inspired and that your as excited about the brass movement as I am.