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How to Choose Cabinet Knobs and Pulls

Choosing cabinet hardware is no easy task. It really comes down to a personal choice, but we do have some suggestions to help. Cabinet hardware color is very important. You could stick with the most popular finishes: oil-rubbed bronze and satin nickel. You might also try to contrast or match the knobs and pulls with the color of your kitchen cabinets. For example, to emphasize your knobs and pulls, you might place a bright color against a dark one or vice versa. To blend the cabinet hardware into your kitchen choose more similar finishes. We also recommend choosing similar tones - warm and cool. Warm finishes on cabinet hardware are more vivid and energetic. Cool finishes are calm and soothing. Regarding cabinet hardware styles and finishes, they group roughly into rustic, modern and traditional themes. Matching knobs and pulls with your cabinets will improve the look of your kitchen immensely.

Kitchen cabinet hardware also follow basic design styles. Knobs and pulls come in traditional, transitional, contemporary, rustic, and classic themes. Traditional cabinet hardware has curved, flowing lines, old European styles, and rich deep colors. Contemporary knobs and pulls are described as bold, straight line, print, monochromatic, following form and function. Rustic kitchen cabinet hardware represent the cozy, mountain, wildlife inspired, distressed and warmer colors. Classic knobs and pulls follow clean lines, and soft flow. Transitional cabinet hardware border somewhere between contemporary and traditional.