Trends in Decorative Door Hardware

Whether you're building a new house or just updating your doors, you're probably overwhelmed with all of the options for door hardware.  What style do I choose?  What finish?  To help you narrow down the options, here's some information on current trends in door hardware.

The last few years have seen the rise in popularity of cooler tones - finishes in the chrome, nickel, and stainless steel families were on trend.  While you'll still see a fair amount of these finishes, the trend is heading toward warmer, golden undertones like you'd see in brass.  Yes, brass!  We're not talking about your grandmother's shiny, yellow-hued doorknobs here; the new brass trend is muted and brushed (Barnett).  It's warm, comforting, and inviting. 

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