Add Flair with your Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

This year take your kitchen cabinet hardware up a notch or two because in 2023, this hardware is making a statement — your statement.

Which touches lend themselves to your sense of style, whimsy, sophistication or practicality?

Consider your overall look in the kitchen, remembering that the general design rule when mixing materials in a kitchen is to consider groups such as cabinet hardware, appliances and faucets. Let’s go from there.

Rethink your all-white kitchen with matte black hardware, and at least redo the hardware.

Bar pulls or pulls currently are the most popular kitchen hardware; they excel at handling heavy, large and oversized cabinets. The experts say cabinets look better with hardware, so if knobs fit your vision, go for it.

“Bold” is trending this year, whether in oversized brass pulls or color-contrasting smaller hardware. Whatever size hardware, consider these possibilities:

  • Textured
  • Jeweled
  • Old World
  • Sleek
  • Gold (trend continues from previous years)
  • Copper (coming back)
  • Weathered or brushed nickel
  • Glass and geometric shapes
  • Wood grained

By Old World, we mean knobs ranging from evil eye motifs to those resembling lotus buds and other inspiration from the Silk Road as being created by New York-based designer Young Huh.

Color is big this year, and Italian born Parisian designer Fabrizio Casiraghi has used turquoise pulls on white cabinets — set above a terra cotta floor.

Be inspired and take some time this summer redoing your kitchen cabinet hardware. Just the discussions on what might work for your kitchen are sure to be interesting.

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