Tips for choosing your cabinet hardware

Once you've chosen the kitchen cabinets that best suit your home design and your lifestyle, you have to select the knobs and other pieces of hardware that go along with them. Knobs, hinges and pulls may be small, but their style makes a big impact on the overall look. Here are a few tips for how to choose kitchen cabinet hardware:

1. Select a finish
The finish of your cabinet hardware should complement the rest of your kitchen decor. For example, if you have brass faucets, you probably don't want to select stainless steel knobs or pulls because they'll clash. Instead, opt for something that matches the theme of your kitchen.

 Here, the cool cabinet colors blend well with polished nickel hardware.

Here, the cool cabinet colors blend well with polished nickel hardware.

2. You don't have to match
Not all of the knobs, hinges and drawer pulls that you select for your cabinets have to exactly match. The key is to choose styles and finishes that complement one another. This way, your hardware will blend harmoniously with the rest of your kitchen design. Make sure that the hardware styles all fit under the same category, like modern, vintage, rustic, contemporary, etc. 

3. Compare with cabinet doors
Before you set your heart on a particular knob or hinge, see how the finish and style looks against your cabinet doors. For example, if you have dark wood cabinets, a cool, stainless steel knob would contrast perfectly. Therefore, ask for a sample or stop by our showroom before you make any final decisions.