Are Brass Door Knobs Out of Style?

Are Brass Door Knobs Out of Style?

Are Brass Door Knobs Out of Style?

Brass front doorknobs are making a comeback and it just might be the perfect hardware to set the tone for your home. Here’s a look at how to find the right front doorknob for your home.

Brass is back and it’s bringing with it an easy and inexpensive way to make updates to your home from your front doorknob to your bathroom vanity pulls.

Much like you choose accessories for your outfit, hardware like knobs, pulls, hinges and locks are the finishing touches to set the tone for your home. But the style accessory you choose shouldn’t be a last-minute decision.

Trending this year is a throwback style with a little more refinement. Brass hardware may have gone out of style in the past, but it is most definitely back and better. There are a few different brass tones to choose from, such as:

  • Bright Brass
  • Antique Brass
  • Satin Brass

Satin or a brushed-gold tone brass create a warm and elegant look compared with the chrome material that has been a popular choice in the market.  Brass tones typically pair well with doors that are painted in warm blues, dark greens and black hues, with satin brass being the most popular choice of all.

Brass finishes are a great way to add warmth inside your home to all-white kitchens and bathrooms.

When choosing a front door doorknob, you want to make sure it matches your home’s style, how you use your front door and level of security.

Keyed Door Hardware

This is the most common style of exterior hardware and is probably what you think of when you think of a typical door handle. This style includes a regular type knob or lever with a deadbolt placed above it. This style usually includes a lock on the doorknob itself, but the deadbolt addition adds an extra layer of security. This style comes in a wide array of materials, like satin nickel, brass and bronze.

Door Handle Sets

Similar to a keyed entry doorknob, door handle sets come with a matching deadbolt. This style has a more sophisticated and modern look. The main distinguisher of this style is the fact that there is a vertical handle attached, rather than a doorknob or a lever. This gives a simplistic yet stylish look, if you’re looking to update your front door in a minor way that makes a major difference.

Another important aspect to your front entry hardware once you’ve chosen a style is the finish. While brass is a great option this year, other tones to consider are:


There’s a reason why black is considered one of the most stylish colors… it complements so many color schemes and adds an edgier, modern look in both interior and exterior design. Bronze tones can give this same effect too and are typically on the darker side. These darker finishes include:

  • Matte Black
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Aged Bronze

Black and bronze finishes can be paired well with bold door colors such as green, light aqua, gold and red, but they also go great with simpler hues like oak, grey and black. Whether you’re a fan of a pop of color with a dark accent, or a sleek all-black look, these tone’s match well with most.


Some popular silver tones to consider for your front door hardware are as follows:

  • Bright Chrome
  • Satin Chrome
  • Polished Nickel
  • Distressed Nickel
  • Satin Nickel

A bright, bold tone like chrome pairs well with bold door hues, such as yellow and cool blue. A major benefit of most silver finishes is that they pair well with a wide array of colors, such as bright red, grey, black, yellow, aqua and light blues and many others.

Discover our Replacement Doors from Thompson Creek

Whether you’re just thinking of replacing your hardware, or your entire front entryway, Thompson Creek experts can help you find the perfect entryway style to fit your personal style. Browse our selection of hardware and door styles for inspiration and call us today for your free estimate.

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