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Cabinet Hardware Trends – Top Picks for 2024

Dec 11, 2023

Cabinet Hardware Trends – Top Picks for 2024

Dec 11, 2023

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Cabinet hardware trends are always evolving, but here’s the latest for your next kitchen update. Get the scoop on what’s trending right now and where to find the best hardware for your budget.

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If you’re curious to see how styles have evolved, read my previous hardware blog posts.

Back to this article and what you came to read. Here’s what’s hot in cabinet hardware trends for 2024, where to shop, how to choose size, and mistakes to avoid. Enjoy!

cabinet hardware trends white kitchen

Sleek Modern Pulls

Slim and sleek pulls are still the most popular cabinet hardware style. Modern bar pulls, whether tubular or square are top sellers, and for good reason. They look great on most cabinets, come in many finishes, and are a flexible design choice.

I’ll break down some of the specific color trends in the next few sections, but overall, sleek pulls are the #1 trend right now – no matter the color.

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If you want to buy in bulk, check out these tubular bar pulls or these square pulls from Liberty at Home Depot. They are available in black, bronze, silver, various center-to-center sizes, and multi-packs. Both options are high-quality and affordable.

black tubular bar pull
black bar pull 10-pack (more sizes and colors available)
brass square pull
bronze square bar pull 12-pack (more sizes and colors available)

Amerock is another solid pick in the hardware industry. If you want to hop on cabinet hardware trends with t-bar pulls, here’s a great option. This link will take you to 5 color choices, including this classy polished nickel!

This bronze pull from Top Knobs is so beautiful and has me itching to revamp a kitchen:

bronze pull
bronze bar pull 5 1/16″ center-to-center

If you’re willing to splurge a bit, check out this bronze pull. Wouldn’t this be cool in a kitchen with a mid-century vibe?

bronze rounded pull
bronze pull from Top Knobs

To roundup the collection, here are a few sleek designs, and most come in a range of colors/metals:

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silver bar pulls in a white kitchen
similar bar pulls
Hot Tip: Read Amazon Reviews

Amazon will tempt you with cheap versions of these designs but please read reviews before buying. Goldenwarm and Amazon Basics appear to get the best reviews from customers.

Here’s a sample of good options for cheaper sleek and modern handles from Amazon. Most of these come in other finishes and multi-pack options, so click through if you want more choices.

satin nickel bar pull | black square bar pull | black t-bar pull | gold square bar pull | satin nickel square bar pull

For those who prefer to scroll my roundups, here you go! Click on these links to see the selection of colors, sizes, and multi-pack options at Amazon. These got good reviews at the time I published this post:

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Satin or Matte Black

Black is still the hottest color trend for 2024. Black hardware will update your cabinets in an instant, whether you love knobs, pulls, or a blend.

Satin and matte black are the most common choices for a modern black look, especially on light-colored cabinets. As you know, I’m a huge fan and not only because this is a top cabinet hardware trend. You’ll see it all over our previous kitchen:

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my black square pulls and knobs
Top Knobs square bar pulls | similar pull from Amazon | round knobs

By the way, these matte black knobs are the absolute best. No flaking paint, chips, or other issues and they are comfortable to use. (Is anyone else picky about mushroom knobs, like I am??) They are my top pick for cabinet hardware and I continue to reorder them time and again! I installed the same black knobs on my bathroom vanity and will add them to our laundry room cabinets.

best black round pulls from pottery barn
black round knobs

Brass: Brushed or Polished

Warm tones are still on the rise in cabinet hardware metals. Satin brass and champagne bronze have a similar tone and the softer brass finish helps kitchens feel cozy and inviting.

Polished brass can look sharp, too, and unlacquered brass is having a moment (for those who appreciate a rich patina – and maintenance).

Brass looks lovely against crisp whites, taupe, black, and earthy blues/greens, if you plan to paint your cabinets. Here’s a similar square bar pull to the ones in the photo below.

brass pulls in a white modern kitchen
similar bronze square pulls

You’ll find brass hardware everywhere, but don’t skip Etsy! Really, it’s a treasure trove of design options in brass; here are just a few ideas. Etsy has great options in black too!

Wondering what people are actually purchasing?

Read this post on Cabinet Hardware People Actually Buy at Amazon for a review of real stats.

Copper Hardware

Copper is popping up as a cabinet hardware trend, and I am here for it! Real copper is an investment, so you might save it for a kitchen island or a featured element somewhere in the room.

heck out these beautiful pulls from ProperCopperDesign at Etsy.

custom copper pulls from etsy
image: ProperCopperDesign

You can also find plenty of affordable copper-toned knobs and pulls from other retailers (not actually copper – read the fine print for metal details). Copper looks great in farmhouse-style or traditional kitchens.

Elongated Pulls

Elongated pulls are going strong as we hit 2024. We’re talking much longer bar pulls here, at least 8 inches like these, or the copper pulls, above. Here’s an example, also available at Amazon.

super trendy elongated pulls
image: Home Depot

These are gorgeous edge pulls, and they cover both the elongated and minimalist design elements. Similar option to the image below.

white kitchen cabinets with black edge pulls
similar black edge pull

If you have smaller center-to-center holes pre-drilled and want the look of longer bar pulls, try these bar pulls. Also, jump to this section for more details on how to update your existing cabinet doors and drawers with new hardware.

my stainless steel pulls
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Adjustable Hardware

Here’s a new-to-me advance in hardware design: adjustable pulls! The handles have adjustable center-to-center locations to fit pre-existing holes. This is such a brilliant design idea that I think we’ll see more of it in the future. I found a similar adjustable pull on Amazon.

Here is what they look like on cabinets in this stock photo:

adjustable hardware on cabinets
image: adjustable pulls

No Hardware

You can always stick with the minimalist look and opt for no hardware. This looks great with sleek lines on modern cabinets. Here’s a beautiful kitchen with two “no hardware” options: cutout handles in lower cabinets and flat-panel upper doors. If your doors overlap the cabinet boxes enough, you could also install invisible push latches like these. Check out more photos of this gorgeous kitchen here.

no pulls on custom cabinets
image: Fraher & Findlay

Style Statement – Do Your Own Thing

Like to chart your own course? Do it. Being unique is always in style. Beautiful hardware options abound, so why not choose what you love?

If you’re into the color-saturated, maximalist vibe that’s making a comeback, then go for it with statement pulls or knobs. Add a backplate for a bespoke look. Anthropologie is a great resource and here are some fun ideas from Etsy:


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The Easiest Way to Update Cabinet Hardware

Want to make a quick update? Just replacing your hardware will go miles to give your kitchen a facelift. Here’s how I did that when I painted our old 1980’s oak cabinets. You can read about it in this blog post.

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First, you need to measure the width of the holes drilled into the cabinet door or drawer. That’s the center-to-center measurement. Then, shop for pulls that match the measurement. It’s that simple!

how to measure center to center graphic

If you want to update your current handles and the existing holes are close together, aim for this look with bar pulls that extend past the mounting holes. That’s actually what I did with our original 1980’s kitchen; I painted the cabinets and then bought chrome bar pulls that would fit 3-inch centers but look longer.

stainless steel bar pulls on gray painted cabinets

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How to Mix Metals

Mix the metal finishes to add depth to your kitchen design. The faucet doesn’t need to match your light fixtures, but all cabinet hardware should usually have the same finish.

Also, if you mix two metal finishes, make sure each is repeated within the space. Aim for 3+ items in a particular metal to coordinate the look.

Here’s a great example. This kitchen has both black and chrome finishes and they are echoed throughout the room. The black faucet ties in with the drawer edge pulls and black fireplace.

The chrome light fixture coordinates with the stainless appliances and shelves, as well as similar lights over the other peninsula (second photo below).

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how to mix metals in a kitchen
faucet | chandelier | similar edge pulls | fireplace screen
 black and silver mixed metals in kitchen
pendant lights | chandelier | similar edge pulls | fireplace screen

Combining Knobs and Pulls

You can certainly mix knobs and pulls on your cabinetry, but keep the finish and style consistent. This is a personal preference, but I think a mix of different hardware adds visual interest to a larger kitchen.

Here’s how we mixed pulls and knobs in our last kitchen. Read more about our DIY kitchen remodel here. Here’s a progress shot:

black bar pulls and knobs in our diy kitchen remodel
square bar pulls | round knobs

Some designs follow the rule of pulls on the lower cabinets and knobs on the uppers. I’m intrigued by the choice to put little knobs on the tall cabinet on the left side of this kitchen, below. It’s very pretty, but I wonder how it feels, in real life, to open those doors with tiny knobs?

long pulls and small knobs in white kitchen
similar pulls | similar knobs | similar brass pendant lights

Even if you prefer all pulls, using smaller and larger versions of the same handle will add dimension. Look for the different pulls and t-bar knobs (and mixed metals!) below in Sarah’s kitchen.

brass square pulls on dark painted cabinets
image: Room for Tuesday

Cabinet Hardware Placement

Cabinet hardware placement can also update the look of your kitchen. Here’s a great overview of size and placement guidelines for cabinet hardware, whether you choose the traditional or modern locations.

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Distracting Black Hardware

One note about black hardware, and this is my personal opinion. Any fancy styling or design detail will be more noticeable in a kitchen filled with black pulls or knobs, because black hardware visually pops.

You might want to choose a simple design so little frills or features aren’t distracting when you look at the whole kitchen.

Here’s an example. These knobs are quite large for the cabinet size. They really stand out in matte black. The sleek finger pull handles are lovely, but the knobs dominate the visual here. What do you think?

avoid distracting details on hardware
image: black edge pulls

Now perhaps you love a visual pop. In that case, ignore my critique! I just want to urge caution when jumping on cabinet hardware trends; sometimes design choices require a little adjustment.

This pull looks great on a few cabinets. I would hesitate before installing them kitchen-wide in a large space, but in a small kitchen, they could look really cute.

black pulls on white cabinets
image: black handles

Hard-to-Clean Handles

Watch out for knobs and pulls with little crevices. Unless you like cleaning out details with a toothbrush, you might regret choices that will collect grime. It’s inevitable, even in the cleanest kitchen, so it might be worth choosing hardware that’s easy to wipe clean.

Poor Usage Design

How will you use your cabinet hardware? Polished brass or nickel latches are very cute, but will you mind opening a latch each time you reach for a drinking glass?

Perhaps those are best installed on the cabinets where you keep holiday serving dishes and other seldom-used items. Here’s a great example of cabinet latches on a built-in dining room hutch.

latches on old cabinets

Cheap Brands + Knock-offs

I mentioned this at the top, but it’s worth underlining: use caution before buying the cheapest hardware from Amazon. The star ratings can be misleading, so always read the reviews. Goldenwarm and Amazon Basics appear to be among the best options from Amazon.

Decent cabinet hardware is an investment, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s worth paying a few bucks more for a decent product, and you can find plenty of budget choices from reputable lines. Liberty, Top Knobs, Richelieu, and Amerock make affordable, quality hardware that is widely available at retailers.

Where to Shop for Stylish Cabinet Hardware

Are you ready to shop? Here are some great sources for beautiful cabinet hardware, grouped by budget. What’s your favorite source? Let me know!

High End

Buster + Punch
Restoration Hardware
Waterworks

Mid-Range

Ballard Designs
CB2
Crate & Barrel
Etsy
Pottery Barn
Rejuvenation
Schoolhouse
Signature Hardware

Most Affordable

Amazon
D. Lawless Hardware
Home Depot
IKEA
Knobs4Less
Lowe’s
My Knobs
Wayfair

Unique and Vintage

Anthropologie
Chairish
Etsy
House of Antique Hardware
Inspire Hardware

Good luck with your next project!

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Linda Longo
Linda Longo
6 months ago

Hi there,

Would you be able to help me select hardware for my kitchen?

Lynne
Lynne
8 months ago

Hi there, Like the other writer, choosing the pulls is killing me. The smallish, remodeled kitchen has Dove white cabinets, similar off white subway backsplash, black heavy “White Ice” granite, mosaic behind the stove and hood w whites, grays, & tans, hardwood floor and stainless appliances. Two lack open lantern lights over island. Black would be the matchiest and obvious, but that’s gonna be a lot of black. Could go brushed nickel to match the appliances. Really considered the gold/brass look to break things up. But I’m so stuck!

Erin
Erin
1 year ago

We are in the middle, heading towards the end on our kitchen remodel. I’m paralyzed with the decision to chose the hardware for the cabinets. We are doing swiss coffee cabinets with a pitch black island. It’s a rather large space. But not a ton of cabinetry if that makes sense. Can you help with what color/finish for hardware? I want timeless. Not trendy! Thank you!!

Cp Robinson
1 year ago

What do you think of the modern curved handles and knobs?

Patti Manville
Patti Manville
1 year ago

My cabinets are white on top and dark on the bottom. My husband thinks it looks fine to keep brushed silver pulls on the white and dark pulls on the bottom. Maybe a brushed black would tie it all together. I’m torn, your suggestions would be appreciated.

Ginger
Ginger
1 year ago

Thanks for the great hardware ideas and thoughts, Erin! I feel more confident selecting now..

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