Choosing the Right Finishes
Hardware – available in many finishes
Choosing the right finishes for your home does not need to be complicated. Here are a few tips to help you with your selection.
Determine what finishes fit your style. Tip #1 – If you aren’t clearly drawn to certain finishes – and there are a lot out there to choose from – you may want to do some research to discover what your “finish style” is.
One of the simplest ways to refresh the look of your home is to upgrade your hardware. This would include cabinet pulls, door knobs, light fixtures, even hinges! According to, whether you want to mix the finishes you currently have to create a unique look or want to tie the whole look of your home together, you need to understand which finish would fit your personal style best.
Visit, https://www.schlage.com/en/home/style/style-selector.html to take a simple style selector “quiz” and discover which is right for you.
Kitchens – classic to contemporary, what do you like?
Can I mix the metal finishes? Tip #2 – Do not be afraid to mix finishes. There are varying views on this topic, but if you want to combine different metal finishes – only do so if it adds visual interest or depth to the space.
Many people, for example, use satin nickel finishes in their kitchen – faucets and cabinet hardware – but then have matte black door hardware on exterior kitchen doors. These compliment each other and bring visual interest. There are at least eleven (11) finishes available for hardware, along with several styles (from simple and classic to sleek and contemporary). A good rule of thumb is to, ideally, only use two different finishes in a given place. Use one as a prominent tone and the other as an accent.
Don’t be afraid to mix metals for added interest.
Consider the color palette of your home before selecting the metal tones. Tip #3 – Another important thing to remember is paint color. Typically, warm metals (such as gold, brass or copper) are paired with warm hues of color (like red, brown and yellow). Cool metals (such as chrome or silver) would look great with cool hues (like blue, green and violet). If you have a neutral décor, metallic accents can bring in added warmth, texture and color.
Think of choosing the right finish like selecting “jewelry” for your home. It is a matter of personal style and does not need to be complicated. If you would like more assistance in choosing the right finishes, please contact us through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram channels or through the contact form on our website.
Until next time, Happy Staging!
Jacquie and Team