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Tips for Specifying Black Hardware

Fashion trailblazers have long known: nothing beats black. Why? The colour crosses style boundaries, merging the modern with the classic, the soft with the shocking and even the feminine with the masculine.

With increased popularity of renovation shows, black hardware has re-emerged in modern residential and commercial design schemes. Legge’s re-introduction of this versatile finish means its hardware can be used to complement or contrast a variety of colour palettes. Where finishes such as polished brass and chrome add reflections and sparkle, black allows better visual enhancements of form and sculpture. While door hardware may play a small part in the scope of the overall design of a building, it is critical to combine features, security, safety, usability and aesthetics to enhance the designed space.

Can black hardware work in different projects?

There is no doubt black has a striking affect, and designers shouldn’t shy away from this contemporary finish. If black-on-black is not the design effect the project is after, black hardware also sizzles against bright colours like red and orange.

Does choosing black mean compromising on hardware design or functionality?

No. The full Legge range is available in black, including 6000, 8000, 5300, 5400, 67, 500 and 700 Series in all lever designs and plate functions.

What quality considerations need to be made if choosing black?

There are a variety of black finishes emerging in the market from painted, powder coating and electroplating through to PVD. Selecting the right finish for the application is essential, remembering that the price often reflects the quality. The right base metal is also important to ensure the warranty needed. Legge products use solid brass with local electroplating processes to extend the expected life of the product. Speak with a local Allegion consultant for more details.

What is Legge’s Luxe Porfolio of Finishes?

The Legge range door furniture is now available in seven plated finishes: satin chrome, chrome, satin brass, polished brass, antique bronze, oil rubbed bronze, and satin black chrome. For more information, visit the Allegion Luxe website

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