One of the most important aspects of a commercial building or residential home is the selection of door hardware. Door hardware is installed throughout and is handled on a daily basis, it is important that the right style and finish are chosen to meet the architectural design objectives of the project. Below we have put together a list of the top 3 door hardware finishes trending in 2020.

As an industry leader in the manufacturing of architectural door hardware,  Standard Metal Hardware out of Toronto, Canada has the inside track on the most popular color and finish trends that are being used by interior designers and architects in the residential and commercial door hardware space. Here are the top 3 door hardware finishes trending in 2020.

1. Graphite Nickel ( S28 )

This is a sharp new hardware finish that has become very trendy amongst designers and architects.  This finish first became popular in Europe and has now made its way to the rest of the world.  It is both rich and subtle.  It brings together both a blend of natural metal with a modern twist.  This product is showing up everywhere from upscale retail settings to professional office spaces. 

2. Satin Brass ( C4 )

Consider this finish as old faithful rejuvenated. Brass has always been a staple in the world of architectural door hardware but went out of style in the 90’s.  Satin brass, in particular, has made a comeback and is a popular option due to its golden brushed appearance.  The new brass has more of a brushed matte look and resembles sophistication and luxury. Let’s also not forget that brass has natural antimicrobial properties which have seen an increase in demand.  

3. Matte Black ( C19 )

This smooth dark finish is still the go-to option when looking for a clean contemporary feel to your project, no matter the shape or style of door hardware. Whether the project you are working on calls for antique or modern style, Matte Black continues to be a winner that can be paired with anything.

Check out Standard Metal Hardware’s website at and contact us about your architectural door hardware needs.

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