From The Anvil's Satin Brass finish is the perfect blend of past and future, offering a stylish alternative to Polished and Aged Brass hardware.


A moodboard featuring From The Anvil's Satin Brass hardware (hinges, door knobs, drawer pulls, hooks, and door knocker) placed on off-white, pale pink & pale blue tiles on a white background.

Above: From The Anvil's Satin Brass hardware including their Art Deco door knocker, Newbury lever on rose, butt hinge, Art Deco drawer pull, Brompton door knob, and Celtic double robe hook.


How is Satin Brass Made?

As the name suggests, Satin Brass products are forged from solid brass, using traditional manufacturing techniques. From The Anvil's brass is an alloy of copper and zinc - because it doesn't contain iron, it is referred to as non-ferrous and will not rust. This means that brass hardware is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Brass is heated and worked on an anvil by expert Blacksmiths using a series of tools and hammer blows to achieve the desired shape. Once shaped, the brass is thoroughly polished until the surface is smooth.

During the final stages of production, a satin wheel is used to brush the surface of the product to create a lightly patterned texture. This is protected by a layer of clear lacquer which prevents tarnishing and adds a subtle matt feel to the products.


 From The Anvil's Satin Brass hardware & lighting moodboard with green paint & fabric samples, wooden & marble tiles, and Satin Brass pendants, lever door handles, thumbturns, a drawer pull, and a lightbulb.

 Above: a moodboard of From The Anvil's Satin Brass products, including their Brompton lever handle, Newbury lever handle, Round thumbturn sets, Art Deco drawer pullPlain drawer pull, Beehive cabinet knob, and matching pendant light.


How to Style Satin Brass Hardware

Satin Brass is favoured by contemporary and traditional lovers alike, thanks to its versatile characteristics and ability to instant brighten a space. 

Neutral colours are the best way to highlight your Satin Brass hardware. Off-whites, beige, and muted greys create a sense of sophistication when paired with this finish, allowing its rich undertones to shine through.


Black marble countertop with light grey cabinet door, stone tile, wood tiles, open tester pot of grey paint, and a pair of hands holding a Satin Brass drawer pull next to other Satin Brass cabinet hardware.

Above: a variety of From The Anvil's Satin Brass cabinet hardware against a neutral scheme.


Alternatively, you could opt for moodier colours to create contrast. Dark shades like slate grey, black, navy, and forest green paired with Satin Brass will offer a rich juxtaposition, offering a sense of drama. Pair with luxury materials like marble, stone, and oak to elevate the look.


 A moodboard of From The Anvil's Satin Brass drawer pulls and cabinet knobs contrasting with black tiles, dark wood, grey tiles, an open tester pot of black paint, and a navy blue kitchen cabinet.

Above: From The Anvil's Satin Brass cabinet hardware used in a dark and dramatic colour scheme. 


How to Maintain Satin Brass Hardware

Satin Brass is a low maintenance finish, and thanks to its brushed appearance, hides scratches and marks exceedingly well. However, there are a few precautions you can take to ensure your Satin Brass hardware looks its best for years to come.

Firstly, avoid using metal cleaners or harsh chemicals on this finish as they may damage the lacquer. Thanks to this lacquer, you won't need to polish these products either.

You can, however, use From The Anvil's Maintenance Wax to periodically remove any dirt, fingerprints, and watermarks that accumulate on the products surface. You'll only need to apply a small amount to a soft cloth and lightly buff the afflicted area.


A kitchen-themed moodboard of From The Anvil's Satin Brass hardware, featuring 3 drawer pulls and one cabinet knob. Each product is on a different coloured cabinet next to a matching kitchen prop (wine corks, wooden spoon, jar of sugar, coffee beans).

Above: a kitchen-inspired moodboard using From The Anvil's Satin Brass cabinet hardware, including their Art Deco, Plain, and Regency drawer pulls, and a Beehive cabinet knob.


Discover the full range of From The Anvil's Satin Brass products here, or head back to our blog page to learn about more finishes!

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