December 15, 2021 10 min read
In these articles, we are examining some common questions about cabinet hardware colors such as:
To make it a bit easier to digest we have taken our most popular cabinet hardware finishes and broken them down into four sub groups:
In part one of this series, we looked at four of our most popular cabinet hardware in the earth tones, and in part two of our series, we considered the silver tone cabinet hardware finishes like satin nickel and polished chrome.
In this, part three of our series, we will take a closer look at cabinet knobs and pulls in the gold tones.
So, let's get started and see if we can simplify and demystify the gold cabinet hardware out on the market by examining our three most popular gold tone cabinet hardware finishes.
First, what are the gold tones?
Gold cabinet hardware is sometimes referred to as brass because of the similarity of the finishes. And although there are variations from one shade to another, generally, gold cabinet knobs and pulls are warm yellow colors that resemble the precious metal - gold.
A symbol of glamour, nobility, and luxury, using gold in interior design has been around, well, since interiors have been designed! When it comes to cabinet hardware, the gold tones have come in and out of design favor. Recently, gold cabinet and door hardware were popular in the 80's and the demand for them dipped for a few decades, but they are back and modern and fresh and extremely popular.
So, let's get started and take a closer look at our three most popular gold-colored cabinet hardware.
Brushed brass has exploded onto the design scene in the last few years. One of the most popular finishes in home design trends right now, brushed brassis trendy and pretty, and versatile.
Brushed brass color and tone can vary from one manufacture to the next. We take a look at this in our blog "Comparing Brushed Brass Cabinet Hardware: Cosmas Hardware and Diversa Hardware". It is a quick and worthwhile read if you are interested in comparing the two manufacturers.
Generally though, brushed brass has a warm golden brass finish and yellow brass undertones. The hardware is "brushed," meaning the original coating of the finish was run through a machine leaving fine, linear brush strokes. This technique adds a beautiful depth to cabinet hardware and fun fact - the brushing process hides pesky fingerprints! We don't know if this is on purpose, but it is a fantastic feature - especially in the kitchen.
A perfect example of mixing metals. The navy vanity has brushed brass euro pulls with chrome faucets and gold light fixtures.
Different shades of brass and gold cabinet hardware and fixtures are combined with stainless steel appliances for a balanced layered look that is simply transforming!
A light wood vanity features brushed brass Euro pulls and gold fixtures for a warm and delightful bathroom design!
For some, the idea of "gold" in interior design can conjure up images of a tacky, gaudy, over-the-top look. Don't get hung up on the name "gold," though, because brushed gold is actually soft, inviting, and understated. When it comes to our brushed gold cabinet hardware, we think it is one of our prettiest finishes.
Striking a balance between flashy yellowish gold and muted brassy gold brushed gold cabinet hardware is a soft pale yellow-gold finish with neutral undertones. There are whispers of brushstrokes that add a bit of glimmer and help hide fingerprints! The unoffensive color is soft and inviting yet still glamorous and bright.
Now this is a butler's pantry! The Diversa brushed gold pulls look just as good on the white cabinets as they do on the navy. Stunning!
Pretty blues and soft pastel colors really compliment the brushed gold pulls. And don't the brushed gold pulls just look wonderful with the stainless steel range?
Brushed gold cabinet hardware and brass faucets and fixtures paired with the stainless steel range strike an impressive balance in this stunning and inviting kitchen.
One of the more popular gold tones - gold champagne is a newer finish that takes the brass out of the brass and mutes the gold tones.
Although similar to other golden hardware, gold champagne cabinet hardware has a deep toasty-beige finish from marrying the two colors. Just like the sparkly drink it is named after, champagne. The color is a beige yellowish light tint closer to a neutral pallet than anything else. That natural neutral tone of champagne is blended with a deep rich gold finish with brown-hued undertones giving cabinet hardware a toasty warm caramel-like finish.
Elevate your bathroom vanity with with warm woods and gold champagne cabinet hardware.
Different shades of gold and brass are mixed in one kitchen and the result is a stunning cohesive design
The gold champagne hardware fits right in with this pretty kitchen. Mixing metals has never looked so good!
And there you have it. Our most popular gold toned cabinet hardware finishes.
As you can see, gold toned cabinet hardware is perfectly pretty and looks great in so many different design schemes. Whether you are updating your kitchen cabinets, fixing up a bathroom vanity or restoring some vintage furniture, consider the gold cabinet hardware for your next project.
For more inspiration, check out our final part four of our cabinet hardware finish series when we take a closer look at the dark tones like black, black nickel and graphite.
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