I was tired of the brass. I've always preferred the dark-metal fixtures. Back in the Seventies, I liked the hardware that looked like this:
So, I've been working on changing up the doorknobs and hinges in our house:
Still working on the strike plate/door catch pieces, as you can see. That is spray-painted Rustoleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze. I love it!
Not sharing the step-by-step here, as it can be found in a plethora of places online. Trust me!