7 Kitchen Hardware Ideas

With kitchen hardware ideas, consider what cabinets you have first. Like if you have a more modern look, straight handles and pulls might be your best bet.

One of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to change up the look of your kitchen is to switch out the color and hardware on your cabinets. Since both paint and hardware have extensive options, we are going to focus on cabinet hardware. The styles of kitchen cabinet hardware are constantly changing, meaning there are new options to consider every year. And, while the options are endless, there’s sure to be a style for every homeowner. Below are a few kitchen hardware ideas to get you inspired.


One of the most popular styles of kitchen cabinet hardware is a sleek and modern look. This style often features straight handles to create simple horizontal lines. The type of material commonly used in this style is chrome or stainless steel. Although, in recent years copper colors and rose gold have been trending big time. These often go best again single panel cabinets with contrasting color to the hardware. Think dark with silver or black with white.

Depending on the style of your rustic kitchen, you can opt for dark hardware that accompanies light wood cabinetry or stainless steel with a darker wood. Image source: Pinterest


Are you going for a vintage style in your kitchen? If so, large round knobs or a ceramic drawer pull will do the trick. Additionally, dark wood kitchen cabinets pair well with brass knobs, creating a one-of-a-kind vintage look. Consider the type of cabinets you have too. Mission, Shaker or inset cabinets work well with antique or vintage knobs.


This trend is coming back with a bang! Rustic knobs differ from vintage in that they are more distressed and usually dark metals. With a rustic kitchen appearance, there are many kitchen hardware ideas to choose from. For instance, cast iron may be a good selection. If this metal is too dark in color, you can opt for an antique pewter finish material.


If you are planning to create a kitchen with a timeless feel, then neutral hardware is the way to go. Under the neutral category, you will find that square knobs and stainless-steel pulls are popular. One of the most sought-after neutral options is a cupped stainless-steel drawer pull. This style generates a timeless look that pairs well with any style of cabinets. this is also a great option to pick if you are trying to sell your home. It speaks more to the masses.

Unique kitchen hardware could include bright and colorful knobs, patterned pulls, and distinctive lighting. Image Source: Houzz


If you want your kitchen to stand out, go with a hardware choice that is ‘outside the box’. But, keep in mind that this option is custom to your specific taste. So, if you are looking to sell your home in the near future, this might not be the way to go. Ultimately, if a unique style is what you’re after, you can utilize brightly colored handles or knobs, unique patterns, or use a mix-match of hardware.

Classic Black

Black goes with everything! Typically with black handles or knobs, they are paired with white or light colored wood. This allows it to pop. It also can add a rich look to cherry colored cabinets.

These are just a few kitchen hardware ideas you can pull from to create your own dream kitchen. Once you find the perfect style for your home, you can start shopping for hardware that catches your eye! Not to mention, Friel Lumber has all the materials and ideas you will need for the job.

Contact Friel today to learn more about how we can help you complete your kitchen project. Also, check out our blog for more inspiration.

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