Guide to Cabinet Hardware Finishes

Caring for decorative hardware purchased from Cliffside Industries is easy. Use only a soft cloth dampened with water for cleaning. The most important thing to remember is never to use any chemicals or abrasive cleaners, including all kinds of soap or detergent. Using these products damages the protective lacquer and may change the appearance of the piece; any use of chemicals, abrasives, or soaps will void your warranty.

For customers who have homes near the ocean, Cliffside recommends choosing non-metal items such as marble or wood for your projects. Salt air acts as an abrasive that quickly affects the lacquer coating. Where metal hardware is desired or requested, Cliffside recommends solid stainless steel, or certain solid brass finishes such as Black, Polished Brass, or Polished Chrome. Note that, even in optimum indoor conditions, no Cliffside finish has a lifetime guarantee under any circumstances.

Due to the makeup of all materials, colors and finishes will vary from lot to lot. Cliffside strives to minimize variation, but some manufacturing processes make this unavoidable. Marble and stone are products of nature. These items will always vary in color; no returns will be accepted due to color variations. The same applies to custom-made products, such as glass. Due to order volume, hand-picking for colors is not offered.

The finishes that vary most are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

The digital images displayed on this website and by our dealers have the most accurate color possible. However, due to differences in computer monitors, Cliffside Industries cannot be held responsible for variations in color between the actual product, your screen, and your printed literature.

Top 10 popular hardware finishes from our signature lines

Antique brass Black Iron Old antique Old copper

Antique Brass*



Old Antique*

Old Copper*

Polished brass Polished chrome Polished nickel Silver satin Venetian bronze

Polished Brass

Polished Chrome

Polished Nickel

Silver Satin

Venetian Bronze*

Rustic hardware finishes

Antique iron  Antique silver  Bronze finish  Rustic antique 

Antique Iron*

Antique Silver*


Rustic Antique*

Bronze material Bronze material Bronze material Brass & zinc material

Additional hardware finishes

 Stainless steel  Nickel chrome Old silver  Satin brass 

Stainless Steel

Nickel Chrome

Old Silver*

Satin Brass

Stainless material Solid brass material Solid brass material Solid brass material