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Cabinets & Cabinet Hardware: How to Choose the Right Hardware to Complement Your Cabinets

Updated: Mar 14

If you struggle to decide what kind of hardware to go with, don't you worry, we've got you! We know that it's essential, that it is the jewelry of your home and can change the whole atmosphere. There are, indeed, some tricks to choosing the perfect hardware for your home. We mentioned some of them in previous blogs, so click here if you want to find out more! Today, let's look at cabinets and how they can help with the big decision!

Gold Cabinet Hardware on blue cabinets


Black cabinet Hardware on Black Cabinets


NO. 1 You can't go wrong with a balanced color palette!

Of course, the easiest and safest way is to choose hardware with a matching color or similar undertones with the color of your cabinets. This way, you can create an uncluttered look and an elegant style throughout. For example, black handles on black cabinets, silver knobs on grey cabinets, champagne gold handles on beige cabinets. The harmony sure is timeless and beautiful!

Black cabinet pulls on black cabinets


NO. 2 Be bold. Use contrasts!

Using color as a decision mechanism is quite fruitful; if you feel a little bolder and louder, you can also create a stylish contrast with your hardware! This way, you will attract even more attention to your beautiful cabinets and perhaps enhance their beauty! For example, you can see in the picture below how our client underlined the beauty of their blue cabinets with contrasting gold handles and brought the color out even more, creating a vibrant and exciting kitchen!

Gold pulls on blue cabinets


NO. 3 Shapes can be your secret weapon!

Last but not least, shapes! This one might sound easy, but it can also be a little tricky! Using shapes in design doesn't necessarily mean matching the shapes you see. You should also consider the balance and the relationship between the shapes you are using. For example, having framed and heavily detailed cabinets using handles that would match those beautiful curves could create a cluttered look and be a little bit too much. Finding the said balance, in such a case, you may want to go with simpler hardware to complement the details of your cabinets, as our client did in the picture below!

Off White Gold Pulls


As you can see, as important as choosing the proper hardware might be, it can also be straightforward with the right tips and tricks! Of course, keep in mind that these are only helpful tips and not strict instructions. There is no right or wrong as long as you know what you want! But, if you still feel stuck, don't worry! There is more hardware content coming your way! For more inspiration, follow us on Instagram @KairosCabinetry; providing and installing cabinet hardware is all we do!

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Grey-white kitchen Cabinets


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