Kitchen cabinet hardware is a jewelry-like finishing touch that can make stock cabinetry feel more custom or elevate bespoke built-ins. Kitchen drawer pulls and door knobs are high-touch surfaces that should be made from quality materials that are easy to clean and will stand up to wear and tear.
From warm- or cool-toned to black metal, wood, glass, or even leather, changing your kitchen cabinet hardware is an easy way to upgrade your kitchen without spending a fortune on a gut renovation. You can choose hardware to complement the style of your kitchen cabinets or to add contrast to white, black, or colorful cabinetry. Your kitchen cabinet hardware can be understated or bring a needed dose of bling to a minimalist kitchen.
Here are some kitchen cabinet hardware ideas in a range of styles and combinations to help you narrow down your choices, whether you're building a new kitchen from scratch or giving a small rental apartment an affordable makeover.
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Black Metal on White Wood
Louis Duncan-He Designs added black metal cabinetry pulls on the white painted Shaker-style wood cabinetry of this spacious modern farmhouse inspired kitchen, giving the space a cohesive feel that ties in with the black-and-white palette and mix of silver and wood accents.Continue to 2 of 36 below.
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Brass on Pale Gray
Tyler Karu Design and Interiors added warmth to the pale gray blue hues of this coastal Maine kitchen with shiny brass cabinet pulls that echo the sink plumbing hardware and trio of pendant lights over the black farmhouse sink.Continue to 3 of 36 below.
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The mint green cabinets in this Japandi-style home from Cathie Hong Interiors are accented with pale wood door tabs with rounded edges that feel soft, warm, and smooth to the touch and complement the Scandi-style wood niche and Japanese kitkat tile backsplash to create a tranquil zen feel.Continue to 4 of 36 below.
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Silver Tab Pulls
While cabinet hardware can add some pizzazz to plain cabinetry, if you're going for a minimalist look, choose functional pulls that are there when you need them but don't call attention to themselves when you don't. This all-white kitchen from Fantastic Frank has glossy lacquered flat-front European-style cabinetry with discreet silver tab pulls on the doors that fade into the background to maintain a streamlined minimalist look.Continue to 5 of 36 below.
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Rose Gold Bars
Warm rose-gold hardware complements the golden wood and cool mint green painted cabinetry in this spacious modern minimalist kitchen designed by Eric Gilmer and Sven Simon of DasMod in conjunction with interior designer Sara Simon of Handsome Salt.
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Black on Black
This Parisian kitchen from Space Factory mixes high and low elements to create a custom look. Black cabinet pulls that match the matte black Ikea cabinetry create a modern minimalist feel that complements the concrete backsplash and a custom-built fold-down burnt-wood dining table.Continue to 7 of 36 below.
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Navy + Gold
Ashley Montgomery Design added decorative gold-toned cabinet pulls in two different designs that complement the navy kitchen cabinets that have become a timeless contemporary classic in recent years.Continue to 8 of 36 below.
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If you're looking to give your brand new kitchen the soul of a traditional family farmhouse kitchen that has been there forever, pay attention to finishes like cabinetry hardware that can make or break the illusion that the space has history. Becca Interiors used aged brass half moon cabinet pulls on the lower cabinets of this spacious beige-toned kitchen that enhances the traditional look of the updated space. Adding a few hanging copper pots, homey ceramics, and a gilded framed painting leaning casually against the backsplash reinforces the old world feel.Continue to 9 of 36 below.
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Home Consultant skipped the hardware and added supple leather pulls to the wood cabinetry in this Southern California kitchen that gives it a softer and more organic feel and adds contrast with the Carrara marble countertops. Keep in mind that leather pulls will develop a patina over time from contact with the natural oils in fingers, which some people will find as delightful as a well worn leather wallet or pair of boots. But if you like to keep your kitchen pristine, consider another material that can be wiped clean.Continue to 10 of 36 below.
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Midcentury-Style Recycled Brass
Finding Lovely chose midcentury modern style knobs and pulls made from 95% recycled brass that work just as well on the white painted cabinetry as the vivid cobalt island cabinet doors in this bright and fresh farmhouse style kitchen.Continue to 11 of 36 below.
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Swan Neck Cabinet Pulls
In this traditional London kitchen from Studio Peake, brass vintage-style dropped swan neck cabinet pulls add a classic finishing touch paired with saturated teal paint on the built-in cabinetry and small kitchen island.Continue to 12 of 36 below.
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In this colorful kitchen from Casa Watkins Living, using the same simple silver pulls and knobs on a mix of stained and painted wood cabinetry helps to pull the two finishes together and ties in with the silver-toned appliances. A wallpaper accent wall livens up the space.Continue to 13 of 36 below.
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In this space from deVOL Kitchens, the brand's heritage collection of Victorian-inspired brass knobs and cabinet pulls designed to develop an aged patina over time add warmth to pale gray cabinetry while complementing the vibrant yellow of the walls. A slew of copper pots add another metal toned accent, proving that using mixed metals creates a homey, lived in look that isn't precious.Continue to 14 of 36 below.
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Shiny round brass knobs add contrast against the mix of custom dark stained walnut and antique rose-colored cabinetry in this sophisticated Parisian kitchen from Space Factory.
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Matte Black Metal on Pale Blue
Cathie Hong Interiors added matte black metal pulls and knobs to add contrast with the light blue painted cabinetry and complement the sink plumbing fixtures and window trim in this California kitchen.Continue to 16 of 36 below.
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Mix and Match
Becca Interiors added black metal hardware to the soft white cabinetry and brass hardware to the black painted island to keep the large country style space from looking too uniform.Continue to 17 of 36 below.
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Shiny Brass with Dark Wood
Shiny brass hardware on the dark wood kitchen cabinets of this kitchen from Cathie Hong Interiors adds warmth that stands up to the stainless steel refrigerator and cool blue kitchen island and backsplash tones.Continue to 18 of 36 below.
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Brass and Bronze with Taupe
Cool shades of white, taupe, and greige work well in modern kitchens, but can skew a little too cold depending on the weather and the light. A mix of antique bronze and shiny brass pulls and knobs add warmth to the taupe cabinetry in this kitchen from Jessica Nelson Design that brings in some sunshine even on cloudy days.Continue to 19 of 36 below.
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Gold on White
Gold-toned cabinet pulls on the lower cabinetry add light and warmth to this all-white U-shaped kitchen from A Beautiful Mess, echoing the metal pendant light and offering contrast with the stainless steel range hood.Continue to 20 of 36 below.
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Rose Gold and White
This small apartment kitchen from Desiree Burns Interiors is partially open to the living room, but an all-white palette and use of rose gold metal tones from the kitchen cabinet hardware to the pendant lights and gold-toned floor lamp and framed wall art in the adjacent living room keeps the space feeling polished and harmonious.Continue to 21 of 36 below.
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White on White
This Paris kitchen from Space Factory mixes simple, affordable white Ikea cabinetry and matching white pulls for a seamless look. Plywood details add warmth and a casual, modern feel.Continue to 22 of 36 below.
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Aged Brass Cabinet Pulls
Becca Interiors set the tone in this open-plan kitchen with oversized hammered brass pendant lights, then carried the warm metal finishes to the simple kitchen cabinet drawer pulls and knobs for a cohesive look that adds warmth to the white paint and marble finishes.Continue to 23 of 36 below.
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In this small space in a Georgian style apartment in Bath, England from deVOL Kitchens decorated in cozy shades of taupe and greige, simple round wood cabinet pulls are painted in the same color as the cabinets for a seamless and understated look.Continue to 24 of 36 below.
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Antique Bronze on Black
True Home renovated a small, dated kitchen by adding durable sealed brick floors, salvaged marble countertops, and simple antique bronze pulls to add a low key note of warmth.Continue to 25 of 36 below.
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Silver Tubular Pulls
Inexpensive silver tubular cabinet pulls on the white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances of this timeless Stockholm kitchen from Fantastic Frank create a light and airy feel in the eat-in space. White painted bentwood chairs and a small table covered in a lacy tablecloth add a note of vintage charm.Continue to 26 of 36 below.
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Antique Brass on Green
Dark green paint on lower cabinetry and walls makes this Notting Hill London kitchen from deVOL Kitchens feel cozy and warm, while a dramatic cool marble backsplash and cabinetry fitted with heritage antique brass pulls add polish and classic style.
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Leather on Black
Space Factory gave this small open-plan Parisian kitchen a dose of attitude and style with black matte Ikea cabinetry topped with warm leather pulls sourced online that complement the pale wood backsplash and butcher block countertops. An atelier-style metal and glass window partition that visually divides the space from the apartment entry and striking mosaic tile in a geometric pattern adds sophistication.
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Sculptural dark wood cabinet pulls add contrast to the bright white kitchen cabinetry in this remodeled 1950s Texas lake house from Erin Williamson Design. The mix of warm wood, tile, and beams with the pristine white cabinetry creates a modern rustic vibe that's perfect for weekend getaways with friends and family.Continue to 29 of 36 below.
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This bright, modern kitchen from Cathie Hong Interiors has a minimalist palette of black, white, and gray. A mix of metal tones from the tubular silver stainless steel pulls on the appliances to the aged brass pot filler above the stove to the rose-toned gold tubular pulls on the black matte cabinetry adds interest to prevent the pared down space from feeling cold or one-note.
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Black on Brown
Erin Williamson Design added matte black metal pulls to the sleek flat-front dark walnut cabinetry in this light and airy eat-in kitchen that ground the otherwise all-white space and echo black accents throughout from the range hood to the chairs and throw pillows on the banquette.Continue to 31 of 36 below.
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Bulbous white vintage-style knobs add retro charm to this blue-and-white throwback style kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design that makes it feel like it has been preserved from another era.Continue to 32 of 36 below.
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This dark blue-gray Frankfurt kitchen from Fantastic Frank has cool undertones that pair well with silver accents to create a moody, minimalist feel. The cabinetry and cabinet pulls are coated in the same shade of blue to create a cohesive and calming feel.Continue to 33 of 36 below.
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Tyler Karu Design + Interiors mixed dark navy blue paint with a pale blue-gray backsplash tile to create a layered coastal look in this Maine kitchen, mixed with natural wood and metal accents scattered throughout the open and airy space. Shiny silver kitchen cabinet pulls add contrast to the rich wood cabinetry and complement the stainless steel double wall ovens and industrial farmhouse-style pendant lighting over the spacious island.Continue to 34 of 36 below.
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Black and Gold
Black and gold is a timeless combination that will make any space feel pulled together. Charlie Coull Design used a crisp palette of black and white that includes floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinetry and sculptural pendant lighting over the island. A monumental black metal grid glass door adds a polished industrial edge and lets the natural light in. Brown herringbone patterned flooring adds interest, and chunky wood floating shelves give the wall of cabinetry some breathing room. Gold half-moon drawer pulls and door knobs echo the sink faucet and add shine and warmth.Continue to 35 of 36 below.
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Black Metal on Light Wood
Black metal cabinet pulls and knobs add an industrial accent to this kitchen from Emily Henderson Design, keeping the expansive wall of built-in storage and kitchen cabinetry throughout on the chic modern side of rustic, and adding balance to white walls, countertops, and painted ceiling beams.Continue to 36 of 36 below.
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And if you still can't decide which type of hardware to install, take inspiration from this London space designed by Pluck Kitchens that skips the hardware in favor of recessed cut-out cabinet pulls on the two-tone cabinetry that offer a fresh alternative to hardware.