Building a home can be fun and stressful all at the same time. Your dreams are wrapped up in this home and you want everything to go smooth. You picked out the right general contractor and your ideas are just waiting to become a reality. You are taking pictures of every new step in the building process.
You have picked out your lights, have added a sliding barn door with Krownlab barn door hardware, and know exactly which paint color you are going to use. Now you have to decide on the hardware finish for towel bars, drawer handles and pulls, hinges, and faucets.
These touches can tie a home together. They may seem like small touches, but these touches can make a difference.
What Metal Finishes Will We See in 2022?
Have you thought about mixing and matching your metal finishings? Choosing one metal for your entire home is gone. In new home construction, you will now see different metal finishes in, say, a bathroom, for example. You can do this throughout the home if you like the idea.
Many involved in the home building industry think mixing metal finishes will be a trend that will be popular beyond 2022 and into the next few years. You can go for different looks such as classic, modern chic, timeless, rustic—whatever you desire.
Just remember, you don’t want to get carried away. Many interior designers suggest choosing no more than three finishes in a room. Most say that choosing two is ideal, however.
If you can’t get used to the idea of having different metals all in the same room, then you can use one metal and keep things uniform. It will still be beautiful. After all, it’s up to you to create the home of your dreams.
A Few Metal Finishes
What are some metal finishes you can choose from? Here are a few to consider.
- Polished Nickel
- Brushed Nickel
- Powder-Coated Black
- Powder-Coated White
- Rubbed Bronze
When comparing, polished nickel looks a lot like chrome. If you were to put them next to each other, you would notice that the polished nickel is a warmer choice than chrome. Another good thing about polished nickel is that it does show some fingerprints and some water spots. It might require a bit more maintenance to keep it shining.
Have you ever considered copper? If you have been to some local home shows, copper sinks are growing in popularity. Companies are extending that love of copper to hardware for the home. It is a color that will give you a tone that is rich and warm.
Blended Glass and Metal
There is a look that is beautiful and trending—blended glass and metal. This is where metal handles are topped with glass. What makes this combination unique is the selection of colors you can choose. If you were to add blue or green to the handles and make them stand out, it would give you a very unique look. This is not a look that you see all the time and the results can be beautiful.
Matte Black Could Be the Look You Want
If you have gray or white cabinets, matte black hardware is going to be an amazing look for you. Add black stainless appliances, and you have got a classy look for a kitchen or bathroom.
The Traditional Use of Pewter
Have you thought of using pewter? Pewter is a finish that is especially great in a traditional home. Pewter is a versatile metal and is quite malleable, however, it is soft and can be dented easily. Solid pewter items can be quite costly. Did you know it is the fourth most valuable metal following platinum, gold, and silver? But if you have the means, pewter can create quite an amazing presence in your home.
Remember these finishes: matte, satin, brushed, polished, oil-rubbed, aged, and antiqued. There are so many choices for the home buyer that it might be hard to know how to proceed. Whatever you choose, it will give you a smart look in your new (or almost new) home.