You can go all out with this look if you pair a painted knob with a colorful door and brightly hued house—think of the vibrant multicolored homes found in the French Quarter of New Orleans. For a more measured effect, a painted knob can give a touch of the unexpected to an otherwise subdued exterior.
Although brass doorknobs are commonplace, this beehive design ups the style factor considerably. The well-defined reeding and antiqued finish make this knob the perfect accent for traditional and transitional homes.
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A wood doorknob has the advantage of growing smoother to the touch with age. Pick a wood that matches your home’s exterior or one that contrasts with your door to make it pop. Be sure the wood’s been finely sanded before use to prevent unwanted splinters.
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If you have children, they’ll get a kick out of this whimsical doorknob, straight from Alice in Wonderland, that looks like it's about to jump off the door and come inside with you. The brass finish keeps it from being too over the top, so it should still be appealing long after your kids have outgrown it.
These classic—and weighty—doorknobs have an aged patina that looks great and feels good in your hand. Many vintage and antiques shops have an array of them in stock for you to select from. Polish the knob to give it a little shine or leave it as is.
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