Currently Butane provides only one simple command, the Bclose command, which closes a buffer without changing the layout of your windows. (The most recently used buffer, or failing that the previous buffer, or finally an empty file will be placed in its place.)
If you want to give your buffers a bit of an extra spark I recommend the following maps in your .vimrc or equivalent:
noremap <leader>bd :Bclose<CR> " Close the buffer. noremap <leader>bl :ls<CR> " List buffers. noremap <leader>bn :bn<CR> " Next buffer. noremap <leader>bp :bp<CR> " Previous buffer. noremap <leader>bt :b#<CR> " Toggle to most recently used buffer. noremap <leader>bx :Bclose!<CR> " Close the buffer & discard changes.
Most of these commands are simple, but with a good leader key they are much easier to hit than their built-in counterparts.