Designing a new kitchen is an exciting process, but it can also be a bit intimidating. After all, you won’t know exactly how the new kitchen will look until it’s finished. Your best bet is to consult a professional kitchen designer. A professional designer can help you select the right hardware for your new kitchen cabinets.
Matching the Hardware to the Cabinets
Ideally, the hardware should complement the shade of the cabinets. This doesn’t mean that the pulls or knobs should blend right into the cabinet. Contrast is always pleasant to the eye. If you’ve chosen white cabinets, for instance, then black or brown hardware can be a great choice. Gold, black, or bronze hardware can match well with cabinets that have warm tones. It can be helpful to think of hardware as the jewelry of the kitchen. When selecting an outfit, the jewelry doesn’t have to strictly match the clothing. Rather, the colors should contrast each other in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Choosing Between Pulls and Knobs
If you walk into an older home, you’ll likely notice that the kitchen features only knobs, rather than pulls. This is because there were fewer choices in decades past. Fortunately, homeowners have access to a great deal more variety today. Deciding whether to use pulls or knobs is largely a matter of personal preference, but you should know that you can mix them. It’s perfectly acceptable to use knobs for cabinet doors and pulls for drawers. In fact, many people prefer this approach, as it’s easier to open a heavy drawer with a pull than with a knob.
Selecting the Shape
Before selecting curved or square hardware, consider the rest of the kitchen. Do the lighting fixtures, countertop edges, and cabinets have square or curved lines? Select hardware that corresponds with the rest of the edges to create a pulled-together look.
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