Guides To Finishes
Here at Atlantic UK we truly believe the finish matters! Whether that be the finishing touch of the project, or the finish and texture of an item. For us, the finishing touch to a decor is a complete set of complimentary ironmongery. Whether it is levers, hinges, latches, locks or even door stops… remember…
Antique Brass (AB)
Antique Brass has rich brown hues and golden undertones that create a warm, inviting appeal. This finish closely resembles the look of natural brass and is undeniably Victorian, with hints of Colonial Era style occasionally peeking through. The high-gloss finish gives it a touch of the modern world. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Antique Brass, Matt Antique Brass or Polished Brass.
Antique Copper (AC)
Antique Copper is an elegant and sophisticated finish with warm copper tones that break through the darker, aged exterior. It is a traditionally inspired finish that finds its style rooted in the Victorian Era, but also heavily in the Arts & Crafts movement. Antique Copper works exceptionally well with ornate, handmade, craftsmen-style furnishings. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Antique Copper or Matt Black.
Black Nickel (BN)
The Black Nickel finish is highly polished with a bright nickel under-plate resulting in a deep, lustrous, jet-black finish often referred to as “black chrome”. It is best described as a blend of polished chrome and matt black resulting in a shimmering black. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Black Nickel, Matt Black or Polished Chrome.
Distressed Silver (DS)
Distressed Silver is a textured finish and full of character. It boasts refined silver hues and dark undertones that thrive in a refurbished industrial space with a rustic vibe that is reminiscent of the Old World. Today, the finish is growing increasingly popular and can be seen in urban settings in cities across the globe and likewise rural environments such as rustic barn conversion. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Distressed Silver or Matt Gun Metal.
Matt Antique Brass (MAB)
Matt Antique Brass is perfect for modernised barn conversions where style and taste is desired! This finish boasts golden undertones and brown hues of Antique Brass whilst having a modern matt finishing touch. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Matt Antique Brass or Antique Brass.
Matt Black (MB)
The striking appearance of the Matt Black finish creates an elegant look that’s sure to be noticed in any setting. Matt Black is unique in its ability to serve as a bridge between the worlds of modern and traditional styles. It’s a fashionable urban finish that caters to a modern look. Matt Black takes style cues from Bauhaus homes, wrought iron fences and fixtures made by blacksmiths in the Colonial Era.
For accompanying products, we recommend using either Matt Black, Black Nickel or Matt Gun Metal.
Matt Gun Metal (MGM)
Matt Gun Metal is a stunning combination of metallic silver and taupe grey. It infuses elegance and defines style on any item it coats. This is a very attractive and unique finish, which is light and slightly brushed. With the industrial trend growing in recent years, Matt Gun Metal is a firm favourite with many. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Matt Gun Metal or Distressed Silver.
Polished Brass (PB)
The Polished Brass finish is highly reflective, with a warm golden sheen that lends the finish a certain vintage appeal. This finish is commonly found in older, traditional homes – particularly those styled in the 1990’s. The widespread availability of Polished Brass makes it easy to find and, therefore, easy to match with other hardware, fixtures and accessories. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Polished Brass or Antique Brass.
Polished Chrome (PC)
The smooth-mirror like finish of Polished Chrome gives it a dramatic allure that never fails to make a statement. Polished Chrome finds its inspiration in the Art Deco movement and the jazzy style of the roaring 20’s, but is able to seamlessly transition into the minimalist approach of the 1930’s and 40’s as well. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel or Polished Stainless Steel.
Polished Nickel (PN)
The Polished Nickel finish is a glamorous designer finish that’s adaptability allows it to blend into nearly any décor without being overlooked. It was inspired by the timeless sophistication of the Victorian Era. Due to the fact this finish is made from nickel, its colour and appearance can change with a simple change of lighting. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Polished Nickel, Polished Chrome or Polished Stainless Steel.
Polished Stainless Steel (PSS)
Stainless Steel is composed of a variety of metals, with no less than 10% chromium. Stainless steel is widely recognized as one of the most durable metals because of its high resistance to rust and corrosion. For accompanying products, we recommend using our Polished Chrome finish.
Satin Brass (SB)
Satin Brass is the epitome of modern elegance. With subtle hints of gold that are bold without being over the top, this finish has the perfect amount of understated style. The Satin Brass finish is quickly becoming one of the most popular choices for the home as a modern upgrade to Polished Brass— especially evident in furniture and interior trends, where the matte look of the Satin Brass finish won’t show fingerprints or tarnish easily. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Satin Brass, Polished Brass or Matt Antique Brass.
Satin Chrome (SC)
Satin Chrome has a moderately contemporary look and feel that takes its origins from the Bauhaus style movement. The subtle lustre is edgy and alluring but never grandiose. It is considered to be a highly amenable finish and is often used in commercial applications. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Satin Chrome, Satin Nickel or Satin Stainless Steel.
Satin Nickel (SN)
Satin Nickel is a versatile finish, full of brushed silver hues, that offers a tasteful and flattering accent to any project. This finish saw its rise to popularity alongside the Victorian and Mid-Century Modern design movements. Satin Nickel looks stunning against dark colours like black, navy blue or grey. Its Mid-Century Modern design roots mean it prefers to live among bold, geometric shapes and patterns, bright solid colours and edgy, unconventional furniture. For accompanying products, we recommend
using either Satin Nickel, Satin Stainless Steel or Satin Chrome.
Satin Stainless Steel (SSS)
Satin Stainless Steel is a grey colour with very slight golden undertones. It has visible brush marks in the surface of the item. For accompanying products, we recommend using Satin Chrome or Satin Nickel.
Urban Bronze (UB)
Urban Bronze takes the modern Industrial look to the next level, achieving a unique finish that is contrasting in warmth and depth of character. Urban Bronze has golden highlights as the visible brush lines highlight the relief and texture in the finish. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Urban Bronze, Urban Dark Bronze, Matt Antique Brass or Matt Gun Metal.
Urban Dark Bronze (UDB)
Urban Dark Bronze is a darker take on our Urban Bronze finish. It is rich and luxurious in colour and matt in texture. A strong, bold and impressive urban finish. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Urban Dark Bronze, Urban Bronze or Matt Gun Metal.
Urban Graphite (UG)
Urban Graphite finish has contrasting textures resulting in a rich appearance that sits well in stylish, modern homes but also offers a characterful alternative for rustic settings. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Urban Graphite, Matt Gun Metal or Distressed Silver.
Urban Satin Copper (USC)
The Urban Satin Copper finish is an ever increasing favourite in the design world. Urban Satin Copper’s metallic look brings a warm glow into the home creating a designer statement. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Urban Satin Copper or Satin Chrome.
Weathered Antique Bronze (WAB)
As Pierre Bonnard once said… ‘Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it’. This has never been truer than with Senza Pari’s luxurious Weathered Antique Bronze finish! The warm yet industrial hues are on-trend and compliment modern sleek designs. Ideally suited to a modern décor scheme in contemporary style homes, but equally matched to traditional settings due to the pleasant, calm tones. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Weathered Antique Bronze or Matt Antique Brass.
Yester Bronze (YB)
Yester Bronze boasts warm, industrial shades of golden brown. Rich in texture, this finish is perfect for modernised barn conversions where style and taste is desired. For accompanying products, we recommend using either Yester Bronze or Matt Antique Brass.
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