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Timeless Elegance: The Top 10 Black Cabinet Knobs Every Home Needs

Updated: Feb 19


Stained Bathroom Vanity with mix of Black knobs and handles

Cabinets are like blank canvases waiting for a splash of personality - and that's where cabinet hardware comes in! In a world where cookie-cutter homes dominate the landscape, adding unique touches can transform your space from ordinary to extraordinary.


And let's talk about the power of black. It's the reigning champion in the world of hardware colors! Versatile, timeless, and able to complement any cabinet color, black hardware effortlessly blends into a myriad of design styles.


Now, let's not overlook the unsung heroes of the hardware world: knobs. Sure, they might not steal the spotlight like their handle counterparts, but they serve a crucial role and pair seamlessly with handles to complete the look.


In this blog, we're diving deep into the realm of black knobs - my personal top 10 favorites. As someone who recommends hardware to clients day in and day out, I understand the importance of finding the perfect fit for each unique space. So, I'll be choosing these knobs based on their aesthetics, uniqueness, and durability, ensuring you make a choice you'll love for years to come.


Without further ado, let's explore the top ten best black cabinet knobs you need to consider for your home!


 

People absolutely adore this gorgeous knob for its wonderfully simple shape and distinctive profile. It's the kind of piece that just effortlessly slots into any cabinet style or color scheme, adding that perfect finishing touch. Plus, it's a real team player, easily pairing up with a whole range of handle styles, as you can see in the pictures below.


You'll find this particular gem over at Joss and Main, where it goes by the name of the Classic Oval knob. Trust me, once you see it in action, you'll understand why it's such a fan favorite!


An oval shaped black knob

This oval knob boasts a durable construction crafted from zinc alloy, ensuring longevity and impact resistance. The material details highlight its zinc composition, further emphasizing its sturdy build. Measuring 1.25 inches in length and 0.88 inches in width, with an overall projection from front to back of 1.38 inches, this knob strikes a balance between functionality and sleek design. With a weight of 2.4 pounds, it offers a substantial feel while remaining easy to handle.


Best Interior Design Style: Farmhouse, Contemporary, Traditional


A dark teal kitchen cabinets with black cabinet knobs
A two-toned kitchen of White upper cabinets and Stained Wood lower cabinets; with black knobs and black cabinet handles.

 


This pull is a dream for anyone concerned about their kitchen cabinetry looking dated. Its flat face gives it a modern edge, ensuring your kitchen stays on-trend. But here's the twist - despite its contemporary vibe, the round shape adds a soft, feminine touch, striking the perfect balance between sleek and inviting.


This beauty awaits you at Plank Hardware, known affectionately as The Lovell Circular Knob. Believe me, once you experience its charm firsthand, you'll quickly see why it has garnered such a devoted following!


A circle knob by Plank Hardware called the Lovell Circular knob

This round knob offers both style and functionality with its compact dimensions measuring 1.1 inches in height, width, and 0.79 inches in depth. Crafted from durable brass, it promises longevity and a solid feel. The sleek black finish, achieved through an electroplating process, adds a touch of sophistication to any space while providing added corrosion protection for years to come. With its combination of elegant design and robust material characteristics, this knob is a reliable choice for elevating your cabinetry.


Round cabinet knob with a flat face

Best Interior Design style: Modern, Contemporary, Mid Century Modern












Warm stained wood cabinets with silver round knobs on lower cabinets only
A two-toned kitchen mixing knobs and pulls on the cabinets


 


I highly recommend this dainty knob to most of my clients. It's small and features a cool shape, yet it's also quite average in size, ensuring it won't overpower your cabinet's aesthetic. While it may not be the boldest choice, it's a safe bet that will effortlessly complement any cabinet style, adding a touch of elegance without stealing the show.


You'll find this exquisite piece at Home Depot, lovingly referred to as The Euro T-knob. Trust me, once you've had the pleasure of encountering its charm up close, you'll understand why it's so beloved by many!

A European T-knob. Euro T-knob

This knob boasts a length of 2 inches and a width of 1/2 inch, with base measurements of 3/8 inch. Its projection extends to 1 1/4 inches, providing ample space to grip and pull. The specific finish and color of this knob add a touch of style and sophistication to any cabinet or drawer. Crafted from high-quality base material, this knob is durable and built to last. With a screw size of 8-32, it's easy to install on various surfaces. Despite its sturdy build, it remains lightweight. \


Design Aesthetic : Modern, Modern Farmhouse, Contemporary


A side profile of the Euro T-knob














A picture of a Euro T-knob and a Euro T-bar hardware installed together on a bathroom vanity.

 


The Hexagon pull is hands down one of my top picks. Its distinctive shape and sleek profile add a striking element to any cabinet style. If you're aiming to make a bold statement and have your home stand out, this knob's shape and definitive size are ideal! This bold heavy-weight hexagon knob will give you a modern look in your kitchen, laundry room or bath.  The thick hexagon shape gives you an easy-to-grip handle.


You can find this masterpiece available for purchase at Gliderite, known as The Solid Hexagon knob. Its weight and impeccable shape consistently win over our clients, making it a fantastic choice.


A solid hexagon shaped knob in matte black

This item features a sleek Matte Black finish, adding a touch of modern sophistication to your cabinets or drawers. With dimensions measuring 1-1/2 inches in length, 1-1/2 inches in width, and a projection of 1-1/4 inches, it offers a substantial grip while maintaining a stylish appearance. Weighing 5.3 ounces, it strikes a balance between durability and ease of use. The included mounting hardware, featuring both a 8-32 x 1-inch screw and a cut-off screw, ensures a quick and hassle-free installation process. Crafted from solid zinc, this knob is not only stylish but also built to last.


Design Aesthetics: Modern, Post Modern, Eclectic, Maximalist

White kitchen cabinets with black hexagon knobs and black hardware
A gray kitchen with black hexagon knobs. Black Hardware


 

The texture of this knob is truly remarkable! In my opinion, it exudes a very masculine vibe, making it perfect for a bar in a man cave, a closet dresser, or a master vanity. Its rugged surface and matte black finish give it a striking resemblance to snake skin, adding a bold and unique touch to any space. Despite its intricate appearance, cleaning is surprisingly easy. The grooves and ridges, although they may look deep, are not problematic to clean, as confirmed by my satisfied customers.


You can find this outstanding pull at Gliderite, where it is known as The Knurled European Steel T-bar knob. The photos really don't do these knobs justice - they're a must-see in person to truly appreciate their beauty and craftsmanship.



Black knurled T-knob

This item is available in three exquisite finishes: Matte Black, Satin Nickel, or Brass Gold, allowing you to choose the perfect match for your décor. With dimensions of 2-1/4 inches in length, 9/16 inch in diameter, and a projection of 1-1/4 inches, it offers a substantial grip while maintaining a sleek appearance. The package includes standard size 1-inch installation screw(s), ensuring a hassle-free installation process. Weighing 3 ounces, this knob is both sturdy and easy to handle. Crafted from solid steel, it promises durability and long-lasting quality.



Design Aesthetics : Modern Masculine, Industrial




 


At first glance, this knob may seem like a classic round design, but its profile holds a delightful surprise! The edges all around feature a stunning knurled texture, not only adding a unique aesthetic but also improving grip and adding a tactile element to your cabinetry. These knobs strike the perfect balance, subtle enough for those with a minimal design style yet bold enough for anyone looking to try something a bit different.


Crafted with a textured, heavy-weight design, this knurled cabinet knob features a complex diamond pattern that adds an up-to-date and unique look to your kitchen, laundry room, or bath. The knurled aspect ensures an easy-to-grip knob, enhancing its functionality. Matching pulls are also available to create a cohesive look throughout your space.


One of my personal favorites from Gliderite, this knob is known as The Solid Round Knurled Knob. Our clients adore the subtle uniqueness of this pull, paired with its simple shape, making it a standout choice for any cabinet or drawer.


Profile of a black knurled round knob

This item features a sleek Matte Black finish, adding a touch of modern sophistication to your cabinets or drawers. With dimensions measuring 1-1/2 inches in length, 1-1/2 inches in width, and a projection of 1-1/2 inches, it offers a substantial grip while maintaining a stylish appearance. Weighing 5.2 ounces, it strikes a balance between durability and ease of use. The included mounting hardware, featuring both a 8-32 x 1-inch screw and a cut-off screw, ensures a quick and hassle-free installation process. Crafted from solid zinc, this knob is not only stylish but also built to last.



A round knurled knob

Design aesthetic: Modern, Industrial, Hollywood Glam













White kitchen cabinets with gold knob and gold hardware
White and black cabinets with gold cabinet hardware










 

This knob stands out as the top choice for my clients, and it's easy to see why. With its clean edges, simple shape, and sleek face, it's the perfect subtle accent for any cabinet style. Clients appreciate its safe simplicity and convenient shape, which enhance its functionality.


Featuring a clean, squared-off silhouette, this knob offers a minimalist aesthetic that blends seamlessly into modern décor. Upgrade your kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities with this contemporary square bar pull from Gliderite Hardware, combining functionality with a sleek design. Refreshing your current cabinet hardware is a cost-effective way to revitalize the look of your cabinets and drawers. Crafted from die-cast zinc alloy, these pulls promise a quality, long-lasting finish.


You can find this impressive knob sold by Build Ferguson under the name Emtek Warrick T-knob.

Black squared Warrick knobs
White cabinets Black square T-knob

This item comes in four stunning finishes: Graphite, Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, or Matte Black, allowing you to choose the perfect match for your décor. With dimensions measuring 2 inches in length, 1/2 inch in width, and a projection of 1-3/8 inches, it offers a substantial grip while maintaining a sleek appearance. Weighing just 1.9 ounces, it is lightweight yet durable. The package includes mounting hardware with 8-32 thread x 1-inch long screw(s), ensuring a quick and easy

installation process. Crafted from zinc, this knob is not only stylish but also built to last.



Design Aesthetic: Modern, Industrial, Contemporary













White and Gray kitchen cabinets with Black hardware. Mixing knobs and pulls


 



This modern design is the perfect blend of form and function, adding a clean and sleek aesthetic to your kitchen or bathroom. Featuring a smooth, rounded bar resting on a squared post, this simple silhouette is sure to breathe new life into your cabinets.


Although this knob is relatively new to our lineup, I'm already smitten with its design. The trend of rounded edges has gained traction since the pandemic, and I love seeing hardware pieces evolving to meet these trends head-on. These knobs, known as The Solid Flat T-knob, are provided by GlideRite, offering both style and quality for your cabinets.


Simple black knobs on white cabinets. Flat T-knob

This item comes in four elegant finishes: Champagne Gold, Graphite, Matte Black, and Satin Nickel, allowing you to choose the perfect match for your décor. With dimensions measuring 2.25 inches in length, 7/16 inch in width, and a projection of 1 inch, it offers a sleek and stylish grip for your cabinets or drawers. Weighing just 2 ounces, it is lightweight yet durable. The package includes mounting hardware with8-32 thread x 1-inch long screw(s), ensuring a quick and easy installation process. Crafted from zinc, this knob is not only stylish but also built to last.




Design Aesthetic: Modern, whimsical, post modern, contemporary

 

9. The Hammered Black Iron Knob


I'm totally in awe of this knob – it's just so cool! I've always had a soft spot for stone & iron knobs, and I'm definitely planning a blog about them soon. This black knob may seem understated at first, but it really packs a punch! It would look absolutely stunning in an Old Spanish inspired home or in homes with lots of stone or cement work.


Add a touch of elegance to your kitchen or bathroom cabinets with the Italian-produced Manzoni Mystic collection of cabinet pulls and knobs. You can find these exquisite knobs available for purchase on myknobs.com.

Black Iron knob. Vintage knob. Spanish knob

These cabinet knobs are constructed of high-quality zamac for lasting durability and are designed and manufactured in Italy. They have a diameter of 1-1/4 inches and a projection of 1-1/16 inches. Zamac is a family of alloys with a base metal of zinc, including elements of aluminum, magnesium, and copper, known for its durability and strength.







Stone kitchen with wood cabinets.
Black cabinets with flat face. Can add knobs
 


This knob is not just cute—it's absolutely, ridiculously cute! Inspired by post-modern trends, it's a piece that has stolen my heart. Perfect for someone looking to add a touch of fun, quirkiness, and playfulness to their space, this knob is a standout choice. It's ideal for a kid's room, adding a whimsical element, or for a cool upcycle project, injecting personality and charm into old furniture.


This delightful knob is offered by none other than Plank Hardware, known officially as The Ava Tubular Knob.


Alva Tubular knobs profile view. A post modern knob.


This knob features dimensions of 1.18 inches in height, 1.18 inches in width, and 1.18 inches in depth, with a base material crafted from brass and a sleek black finish achieved through an electroplating process. Manufactured in India, it comes with 1 M4 machine screw for easy installation.






The perfect post modern knob by plank hardware.














Orange kitchen cabinets with black modern knobs


 



Conclusion


In conclusion, we've explored a variety of stunning black cabinet knobs that can effortlessly elevate the aesthetic of your home. From sleek and modern designs to more classic and intricate styles, there's a black knob to suit every taste and décor scheme. These knobs are not only stylish but also durable and functional, making them a practical choice for any home improvement project.


I encourage you to consider incorporating black cabinet knobs into your home's design. Whether you're looking to add a bold statement or simply want to update your cabinets with a timeless touch, black knobs are a versatile and elegant choice. Their ability to complement a wide range of styles and colors makes them a must-have accessory for any homeowner looking to enhance their space. So, why wait? Enhance your home's aesthetic today with these timeless black cabinet knobs!


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