The best modern door hardware for contemporary style homes

Contemporary spaces rely on the simplicity of color and shape, rather than elaborate design, to provide their aesthetic appeal. With a focus on clean lines and basic shapes, contemporary style was made popular throughout the late 20th century and has continued to evolve into the 21st. If that sounds like your personal style, take a look at these modern door trim, knobs, levers and finishes that look best in contemporary homes.

Modern door trim styles

The subtle details in our trim options create the perfect foundation for the rest of your door hardware. Give your home a unique touch by choosing a trim that perfectly reflects your modern or contemporary style.

The Century trim is chic, boasting a delicate, slightly curved shape that is simple yet imaginative. This trim is a Mid-Century Modern design, characterized by homes built between 1945 and 1980 and made popular in Southern Californian cities like Santa Monica.

The strong lines and square shape of the Collins trim embody refined elegance and provide it with a distinct, minimalist appeal. This trim stems from Northern Europe where styles like Bauhaus and minimalism flourished, giving it a modern, international flair.

Modern bathroom design

The Greyson trim is elegant, with contemporary appeal that adds a tasteful modern touch to any space. This trim has a chic, urban aesthetic, inspired by fast-paced metropolitan spaces like Manhattan.

And, when you want to make the door knob or lever the star of the show, you want the Kinsler trim. Simple, streamlined and extremely versatile, this circular trim seamlessly blends with nearly any design. It’s the perfect showpiece for any knob, lever or finish.

Door knobs, handles & levers

Take your contemporary style up a notch by choosing the perfect knob or lever to accentuate your favorite trim. Classic door handles like the ones below never go out of style.

The minimal, tubular design of the Broadway lever offers a tastefully reserved, yet high-style look. This door lever is influenced by the urban style found in large metropolitan cities. Its tubular design is a sub-genre of the Bauhaus movement.

The Latitude lever offers a crisp perspective on minimalist design with its clean lines and rectangular features. The modern look of the Latitude lever stems from Mid-Century Modern design and urban town centers like the vibrant city of Miami.

Modern door lever from Schlage.

The Manhattan lever offers a modern touch of elegance to any space, bringing with it clean lines, a simple design and a commercial appeal. This lever finds its roots in Mid-Century Modern design and works particularly well in modern environments. Prefer a knob to a lever? No problem! The Bowery knob’s clean lines and minimalist design give it a futuristic look that’s as modern as it is stylish. The smart style of the Bowery knob stems from its Mid-Century Modern roots that are ever-present in Schlage’s contemporary line.

Door hardware finishes

Complete your contemporary door hardware set with a finish that coordinates perfectly. Here are four we'd recommend to help your modern home stand out in the best way possible.

Satin Nickel is a versatile finish, full of brushed silver hues, that offers a tasteful and flattering accent to any project. This classic finish saw its rise to popularity alongside the Victorian and Mid-Century Modern design movements.

The smooth, mirror-like finish of Bright Chrome gives it a dramatic allure that never fails to make a statement. Bright Chrome finds its inspiration in the Art Deco movement and the jazzy style of the roaring 20s, but is able to seamlessly transition into the minimalist approach of the 1930s and 40s as well.

Smart lock and front entry handle in bright chrome.

The Polished Nickel finish is a glamorous designer finish that can adapt to blend into nearly any décor without being overlooked. It was inspired by the timeless sophistication of the Victorian Era. Made from solid nickel, it can change its color and appearance with a simple change of lighting.

And finally, the striking appearance of the Matte Black finish creates an elegant look that’s sure to be noticed in any style setting. Matte Black is unique in its ability to serve as a bridge between the worlds of modern and traditional styles.

For even more help building the perfect door hardware set for your contemporary home, check out our Contemporary Style page. And stay modern, friends!

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