Cabinet hardware is the decorative aspect of cabinetry and is often seen as jewelry, because it is the finishing touch to a kitchen which can make or break the overall look. There is a plethora of styles, shapes, materials and colors of knobs and pulls to consider when pairing them to the style and color of your cabinets. Hardware can be put into general categories of classic, contemporary and rustic. Within each there are literally hundreds of options to choose from to compliment or add contrast to the cabinet style and color.
Mixing styles and colors of hardware adds functionality and visual interest. Longer pulls might be used on a dishwasher or refrigerator, bin pulls on drawers, and knobs or short pulls on doors. There are endless combinations for cabinet hardware which is why it is beneficial to enlist the advice of a designer!
Shaker style cabinets are extremely popular and classic. You can pair this versatile style cabinet with traditional knobs and cup pulls or modernize the look with bar pulls and coordinating knobs.
The finish on hardware makes a big difference. For example, the same hardware style with a different finish, on the same style and color cabinet can completely change the look of a room. Here are some examples of hardware materials and finishes:
Visit knobs.co to see a comprehensive listing of available hardware finishes.