So, you’ve selected your cabinet door style, and your finish and/or colors are nailed down. Aaaaaah. Now, you can sit back, relax and…wait! Don’t put your feet up just yet. You still have some very important decisions to make about cabinet hardware—the knobs and pulls that put the finishing touch on your kitchen remodeling project.
While there are some kitchens designed without them, most homeowners like choosing cabinet hardware as a personalizing feature in their project. Not only do knobs and pulls significantly reduce cabinet wear-and-tear, finger smudges and grime that can accumulate when bare hands touch cabinet door surfaces every day, but they are also important style elements.
While you might be tempted to tell yourself that you’ll get around to choosing kitchen hardware later, it’s much better to make one last decision and let the cabinet installers do all the work for you. Then you can enjoy the finished look of your kitchen sooner, and knock one more thing off your to-do list.
The Top Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Choices
On that note, here is a thorough list of our most popular knobs and pulls, counting down to the number one hardware style—freshly updated for 2019!
16. Allison™ Satin Nickel Knobs
This version of the quintessential stainless steel knob complements almost any kitchen, with just a hint more style at the knob’s base.
14. & 15. Satin Nickel & Oil Rubber Bronze Cup Pulls
Also called “apothecary pulls,” this style of pull works best in modern kitchens or traditional kitchens focusing on retro-motifs.
13. Inspirations™ Oil Rubbed Bronze Ring Knobs
These subtly decorated knobs are best-suited for traditional and transitional kitchens, although circular accents can complement a modern kitchen utilizing dot- or circle-based patterns.
11. & 12. Conrad™ Oil Rubbed Bronze Scroll Pulls
At first glance, this is a traditional style pull. However, when it is installed on Shaker-style cabinetry in a modern kitchen, you’ve just added retro-flair with a geometric pattern.
10. Inspirations™ Satin Nickel Ring Knobs
Similar to the Oil Rubbed Bronze Knobs, the slightly raised pattern is a contemporary take on traditional style.
8. & 9. Inspirations™ Weathered Nickel & Oil Rubbed Bronze Pulls
This pull is quite a versatile option. It’s sleek enough to satisfy modernist designers, but the subtly curved arch complements both transitional and traditional kitchen designs.
7. Revitalize Polished Nickel Knobs
A slightly accented twist on the basic cabinet knobs, this is another very versatile selection that will work with any kitchen design style.
5. & 6. Candler Antique Silver Pulls
Subtle yet stylish, this style pull is ultra-versatile and can work with many designs from contemporary to traditional kitchens.
4. Candler Satin Nickel Rectangular Knobs
This knob is the partner of the Candler Pull, and they make a lovely duo. When paired together, they add dimension to your kitchen’s overall design.
2. & 3. Allison™ Satin Nickel & Oil Rubbed Bronze Pulls
This is a pull for those who appreciate simplicity. It’s also offers another style option for accessible kitchens, because they’re easier to grasp than knobs are.
1. Stainless Steel Bar Pulls
This is our most popular cabinet hardware right now. It is this sleek pull that benefits modern kitchens and minimalist designs. It’s big on style, featuring round shapes that contrast stark 90-degree angles.
While we’ve seen an uptick in the popularity of brushed and satin brass hardware, and The Washington Post reports a new trend in mixing metals in industrial-style kitchens, the tried-and-true stainless steel, satin nickel, and oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls are still leading the pack. In the end, your design details are based on your personal style and taste, and you will be spending a lot of time in your kitchen, the heart of your home. So choose what you like, and enjoy your new kitchen!
Schedule your free in-home design consultation with Kitchen Magic for a personalized guide to selecting the best knobs and pulls for your kitchen design and lifestyle. We’ll make it easy for you to find the perfect cabinet hardware.