This season, the collections of living room furniture will be dominated by simple, minimalist handles. In addition to the chrome and shades of old gold, the trend is back for black accessories that will give restrained interiors a slightly more elegant look.
In recent years, there has been a dynamic development of the segment of handles decorating furniture for the living room. Undoubtedly, this is a result of the growing needs of customers in this area, but also a multitude of styles of arrangement, in which the apartments are currently decorated. This is important – the furniture handle also has its own style, which should harmonize with other elements of interior design.
When choosing handles for a specific piece of furniture, one should pay attention to several aspects. Apart from the basic, i.e. the aesthetics of the handle itself, it is important to ensure that the style of both elements fits together. The essential role is played by the shape and size of the handles, as well as their colour.
When it comes to colours, silver chrome and old gold finishes have been at the forefront for many seasons. Their greatest advantage is their versatility. They easily fit into the stylistics of most of the currently fashionable interiors. They are expressive, yet do not impose themselves, perfectly harmonize with wooden furniture and decorated woodgrain decors, but also look great against the background of smooth, uniform fronts. They may come in different types of finishes – in gloss, matt or delicate, pleasant to the touch satin, although recently customers have been particularly keen on old versions. In any case, chrome and old gold have been the colours of furniture handles for years on the fronts of various types of cabinets and drawers.
Accessories and accessories in dark colours – graphite and anthracite, as well as deep, matt black – are one of the most visible design trends of recent years. Black handles are becoming an exclusive and sought-after accessory, both functional and decorative.
Black handles do not only fit perfectly into modern arrangements. They are perfect in combination with all types of metal and concrete. They will also look good in a duet with natural wood and wood-inspired decors. Black will emphasize the rustic character of wood – fashionable knots and cracks, and – on the basis of contrast – will strengthen the heat effect of this material. On the other hand, the black handles also match the furniture in one colour. For example, they will highlight white and any shades of grey on the fronts.
Colour is an important element of the aesthetics of the furniture handle, but its shape is crucial. It determines ergonomics and functionality. And it is it that complements the furniture aesthetics.
This season, the top of the line are mainly modern handles with minimalist shapes. Minimalism – contrary to appearances – does not mean a minimum choice. Under this term, in practice, a wide range of different handles is hidden. Among them there are simple, geometrised forms, models maintained in a raw, almost industrial style, as well as more streamlined shapes with subtle, slightly rounded lines. They are connected by the lack of excessive ornamentation. Recently, handles of various sizes – comfortable to use, with intriguing forms – have been very popular in this product group. The minimalist style also includes edge handles, which not only have a very simplified shape, but are also extremely discreetly placed on the furniture front.