How to Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

From contemporary sleek pulls to classic knobs, the options for wall kitchen cabinet hardware are seemingly endless. This makes it even more important to match hardware to your cabinets’ styles and colors. Things like ease of use, durability, and maintenance required can play key roles in making a decision about how to elevate the appearance of your kitchen.

Types of Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

Whether you’re stripping paint from kitchen cabinets for a complete kitchen renovation or starting fresh with brand-new cabinets from 27estore, choosing the right hardware is one way to further customize your home. With so many options to pick from, how do you choose? 

Here’s a quick guide to familiarize you with what’s available:

  • Knobs: Often used for cabinet doors and drawers, these can be found in round, square, or decorative shapes.
  • Pulls: Ideal for doors and drawers, pulls come in a variety of lengths and styles:
    • Cup pulls: These pulls have a unique, but timeless shape. Their semi-circular design is used mainly on drawers.
    • Bar pulls: Sleek, straight handles are among the most popular styles in modern kitchens.
    • Recessed pulls: These options are made to be flush with the cabinet surface and offer a minimalist appearance.
    • Edge pulls: Like their name suggests, these are mounted on the edge of doors or drawers for a more hidden appearance.
  • Backplates: Backplates can be used behind knobs or pulls to emphasize their design.

Whichever style you opt for, it’s key to consider the design of both the cabinets and the room. Many people make the mistake of buying hardware that is either too big or too small for the cabinets in their space.

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Finish Styles

When choosing your kitchen cabinet hardware finish style, first think about the overall style and color scheme of your kitchen. Chrome, nickel, or satin hardware finishes may work better in a more contemporary kitchen looking to add a touch of elegance and shine. Bronze or antique finishes may be better for a rustic, vintage, or warm design style. 

You want to pick a finish that is durable and long-lasting, without requiring much maintenance. It’s always good to learn how to clean laminate cabinets safely, but more polished hardware surfaces could require more cleaning on a regular basis. The goal is to match your finish with your kitchen’s design and daily needs to make your space the best it can be.

How to Clean Laminate Kitchen Cabinets

As you make your design decisions, consider matching your kitchen cabinet hardware to your appliances. This can tie the entire room together and create a more cohesive look in your space. 

For example, stainless steel appliances can look great with nickel or stainless steel hardware. Matte black appliances pair best with black or dark-colored hardware. By paying attention to small details, like the shape and design of the hardware, you can ensure it echoes the overall style of your appliances. 

Harmony between your hardware and appliances can make for a seamless and well-thought-out appearance. This, in turn, elevates your overall kitchen design. 

Kitchen Hardware Trends

Want to be on trend with today’s styles? Here are a few popular options, as recently reported by Martha Stewart, to consider as you make your decision:

  • Brass: Brass is a classic knobs and pulls style, yet also trendy in today’s modern home. If you have dark cabinetry, brass hardware can complement it. It also looks great with other materials like glass or stained wood cabinets.
  • Matte black: The matte black metal finish is especially sleek and pops against lighter wood and marble. 
  • Natural textures: Many drawer pulls and knob designers are looking to nature for inspiration. These natural textures (e.g.,  leaf and plant designs) are unique and can upscale any kitchen design.
  • Mixed metals: Maybe matching isn’t your thing. By mixing metal finishes, you can add more dimension to your kitchen, and give the room a carefully curated aesthetic.

27estore Has the Hardware You’re Looking For

By meticulously choosing your kitchen cabinet hardware, you can make your kitchen a welcoming, comfortable space for you and your guests. At 27estore, we offer a wide variety of kitchen cabinet options designed to work with any chosen hardware, allowing you to affordably create the kitchen of your dreams with ease.