Each Knob is brushed polished by skilled craftsman and matt nickel finished for that timeless, fresh, modern, or elegant feel. It has soft matt sheen and incorporates well into homes with modern décor, more cottage or countrified. With Brushed nickel finish you cannot go wrong, it is a very durable surface, especially those with children love this finish. It gives their homes a clean look without the maintenance of the polished options. Brushed finish is resistant to tarnishing and scratches.