How to choose kitchen cabinet hardware to match decor
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A kitchen remodel or building a new kitchen from scratch can be overwhelming. Today I am going to show you how to choose kitchen cabinet hardware to match decor and the most popular hardware finishes. In my opinion, new kitchen cabinet hardware can transform a kitchen quickly and not break the bank. I am sharing 3 of our kitchen renovations below all featuring a mix of drawer pulls and cabinet knobs in a variety of finishes. This post contains affiliate links.
I love Rejuvenation but sometimes their prices are a little bit for the budget but they have a great designer collection, especially in soft gold or brass. The above image features their contemporary sleek design, Perles Cabinet knob (click here) and pull (click here) which are gorgeous.
Ultimately, kitchen cabinet hardware choices come down to style and budget.
Kitchen cabinet hardware ideas
The first step when choosing kitchen cabinet hardware is to determine the style and finish you want. Some key elements to consider is the style of your house and style of your kitchen. Is your kitchen modern, farmhouse or a combination of both? Or is your kitchen more classic and traditional, contemporary or rustic? All of these design components play a role when choosing kitchen cabinet hardware.
I personally am loving the latest trend of soft gold or brass kitchen cabinet hardware. Soft gold or gold finish in general is definitely in a niche category and not for everyone. I am also a fan of mixing finishes as well. Popular cabinet hardware finishes are typically oil rubbed bronze, satin nickel or brushed, gold or brass or chrome.
Here is a picture from Rejuvenation of a soft brass cabinet pull and knob (see here). Isn’t it beautiful? I love it!
Rejuvenation is a great site to get designer ideas and inspiration. I personally shop them for ideas and then try to find something similar on Amazon or Wayfair. 🤷♀️. They are a little too expensive for my budget but they have unique styles and designs which is fun to look at and get ideas.
Our lake house kitchen recently went through a major remodel (you can see the post here where we removed all the old cabinets and rehung the upper cabinets them PLUS added new wall of cabinets) and the black kitchen cabinet knobs and these black 3.75″ cabinet pulls on the drawers which coordinated perfectly with the overall modern theme we were going after.
Click through this post, “kitchen remodel on a budget” to see the before and after.
Simple, clean and classic! The cabinet knobs are kind of in between a knob and a cabinet pull. You can buy the knobs here and the pulls here.
Mixing knobs and pulls on kitchen cabinets
Remodeling a kitchen can be overwhelming and figuring out how to choose kitchen cabinet hardware to match decor can be a daunting process. To keep things simple, figure out your budget for cabinet hardware, then search pinterest and google for inspiration and search Amazon or Wayfair for the type of hardware you like.
Most of the time, you can find designer cabinet hardware or similar on Amazon (see my new Amazon Storefront). I literally will search designer sites to get the brand name and style of the cabinet hardware and then search on Amazon and the majority of the time, I find the exact match or something very similar for a fraction of the cost. Take a little extra time and research pricing.
Our kitchen renovation below at our old house features white shaker kitchen cabinets with simple nickel arched cabinet drawer pulls and handles.
I opted to match our cabinet hardware with the faucet and lighting fixture finish. As you can see below, we mixed the knobs and pulls again on the kitchen island adding the pulls to the drawers and the knobs to the cabinets.
When I say finish, I mean the color. In this case, our faucet, lighting and cabinet hardware are all nickel finish. Nickel finish cabinet hardware is transitional and classic.
A modern 5″ arch cabinet pull (like these) or handle on the bottom cabinets and a coordinating cabinet knob (like this one) on the upper cabinets is an easy, affordable way to add architectural interest to your kitchen cabinets and create a custom look on a budget.
What color hardware for white kitchen cabinets
In my opinion, any cabinet hardware will coordinate with white kitchen cabinets. We have used all finishes except for gold and brass. Maybe that is why I want to try soft gold hardware :).
Below is the kitchen remodel at the split level house we recently remodeled featuring 5″ black cabinet pulls on the drawers and cabinet doors. We bought these these cabinet pulls.
Knobs or pulls on shaker cabinets
Choosing kitchen cabinet hardware to match decor is totally a matter of preference. Knobs will typically be cheaper than pulls. I personally do not care for all knobs but if you are on a budget, all knobs will be the cheapest and do the trick!
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