Our Ironmongery is available in a range of different finishes and styles to complement the house it inhabits. Made from brass, bronze and steel in an array of different finishes. Polished, aged, painted, and chrome plated, to name a few.
Mixing finishes is now a prominent trend among interior designers and homeowners alike as they seek out a plethora of varying door, window, and cabinet furniture finishes, regularly used in the same room. Rather than following a singular finish such as polished brass or aged bronze to furnish the whole house, it is now common to see individuals use up to three finishes to achieve an eye-catching interior. This can be achieved in different rooms, such as one finish in the hallway and another finish in the adjoining rooms. Or alternatively a blend in one well finished area. Ironmongery finishes can be used effectively to fuse or contrast with other colours within the same space. For example, silver faucets, on a grey countertop; contrasted with polished brass cabinet furniture on an off-white base. This offers several eye-catching features that come together effectively to create a well measured interior. Alternative contrasts can also be achieved by using the same material but with varied finishes. Below we see polished and aged bronze products harmoniously infused. The polished bronze adds a focal point to the subdued, dark, aged finish. Mixing finishes can also be an effective way to achieve a subtle blend between the old and the new.
Below we see two different uses of mixing ironmongery. The former a bold and bright blue kitchen, boasting subtle and subdued polished bronze cabinet knobs. These patina’d cabinet knobs offer an aged contrast to the otherwise new kitchen. The exterior door leading to the kitchen is dressed in a Pewter finished avon slimline lever handle offering a third option to the colour combination. This trio is a prime example of how a two different metal finishes can be used in a uniformed manor, one externally and the other internally. The later image shows a sleek and sophisticated kitchen, the navy blue and white base offers a canvas for the eye-catching shine of the polished nickel is evidently the star of the show. The polished nickel effectively bounces light around the room making it feel larger and airier. The windows sporting aged bronze reeded espagnolettes offering disparity from the white window frames they’re hung upon. This kitchen is a prime example of contrasting colours and finishes to achieve a harmonious blend.
Mixing External Door Furniture
As well as carefully considering the internal finish of your house the external door furniture is paramount. It is an individual’s first interaction with a house. Usually, the first thing they see or touch on their arrival. A front door is therefore something to be thoroughly considered. None more famous than the iconic black door at 10 Downing Street. The black six-panelled door tells a story. Decorated with a mix of door furniture finishes. From the eccentric slanted ’0’ in the ’10’, to the black cast iron lion knocker. This door exudes history. The silver number 10 now painted onto the mirror black door. The lion sporting a satin black finish. The polished brass letter plate famously engraved with the words “First Lord of the Treasury”. And finally, the hexagonal centre doorknob, finishing the door off nicely. This door not only plays with the visitor visually with a range of different finishes but also with different styles. From the art deco style doorknob to the traditional lion door knocker.
Mixing ironmongery finishes is an easy way to make a statement!