Satin brass may be the marmite of cabinet hardware finishes. You either love it for its opulence or hate it for the risk of garishness. But satin brass cabinet hardware can be a game-changer when it comes to enhancing the aesthetic of your space - styled right, it has a certain power to elevate the look of your home. It's warm, elegant tones make it a popular choice for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom cabinets that need a statement, luxurious pop. Explore our 5 expert styling tips so you can stay on the right side of satin brass. 

1. Embrace Contrast  

Contrasting cabinet colours paired with satin brass cabinet hardware can create a eye-catching visual impact. The warm yellow hues of satin brass pair beautifully with darker shades such as Pitch Black by Farrow & Ball, which has a striking depth to it, or blues like Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball. For a vibrant, unique backdrop for satin brass, shades such as Bancha & Charlotte’s Locks by Farrow & Ball promise to make a statement. 

2. Consider the Cabinet Style

The style of your cabinets plays a significant role in determining the best way to style satin brass hardware. For a sleek and modern look, opt for clean cabinetry designs utilising slab doors.  Simple handles like the Jura Profile Handle in Brushed Satin Brass are the perfect minimalist finishing touch. In contrast, shaker style doors can be complemented by satin brass hardware like the Jago D-Handle or the Hampton Cup Handle. Intricate and ornate details on the cabinetry cornices or island ends add a touch of elegance. 

3. Experiment with Backplates

For an added touch of elegance and visual interest, consider using backplates with your satin brass hardware. Backplates not only protect your cabinets from wear, but also provide a decorative element that can enhance the overall aesthetic.  The backplates within our collections are designed to create a striking silhouette and add depth to the handle. The Barrington Collection has the option of backplates for both pull handles and knobs. 

4. Balance Proportions 

Consider the size and scale of your cabinets when selecting satin brass hardware. Larger cabinets can accommodate larger, more substantial hardware. For example, the Battersea 320mm Pull Handle. Or the Barrington 320mm Pull Handle. Smaller cabinets tend to suit smaller pieces such as the Belgravia T-Bar Knob or Battersea T-Bar Knob Maintaining balanced proportions will ensure a harmonious and well-curated look, but we’re happy to help if you’re unsure.

5. Harmonise Finishes

Consider the finishes in your space when styling satin brass cabinet hardware. If you have other brass accents or fixtures, ensure they are of the same satin finish to maintain consistency.  Cohesion in finishes creates a unified and polished appearance. 

Satin brass is without a doubt the most opulent of cabinet hardware finishes.  The decadent finish continues to be found in some of the most prestigious interiors around the world. Whether you have a modern, traditional, or an eclectic style, it has the versatility to complement most colour schemes and design themes. It may feel like a risk, but it may be a risk worth taking.  

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