I’ve been researching modern black cabinet pulls for our new kitchen cabinets and found some beautiful options. These are six of my favorites. Check out our kitchen remodel here and here for more photos!
We are updating our drawers and door fronts to a simple shaker style, so I’ve picked a black cabinet pull with a streamlined look. I happen to prefer pulls to knobs, but I’m mixing in a few knobs on some upper cabinets for variety. Here’s what our new drawers look like before the new fronts/pulls are attached. We replaced the boxes with soft-close glides and I love them!
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How to Choose Cabinet Pulls
If you’re replacing pulls, there are a few factors to consider. Starting with new doors is easy, because you can just choose any pull you like and go from there. But when you switch pulls and reuse the same holes in old doors, you’ll obviously need to match the drilled hole measurements. Cabinet pulls are typically sold by a center-to-center measurement, which refers to the distance between the screw holes.
We initially made this quick update to our kitchen after I first painted the original cabinets. I chose this chrome bar pull that measures 3-inch center-to-center, to match the existing holes. Visually, these bar pulls gave the hardware a longer look, since they are actually 5 inches long with screw holes that are 3 inches center-to-center.
To add visual interest, I think it’s a great idea to mix up the lengths of cabinet pulls and/or location of pulls and knobs. After mining my favorite kitchen inspiration photos on Pinterest, I sketched our kitchen layout and drew the different lengths that I plan to order of black cabinet pulls. This helps me visualize the design, remember it, and order the right quantities.
Try Out Pull Samples
I’m a big fan of Top Knobs and I narrowed down my favorite black cabinet pulls online to this square bar pull and the modern metro pull. You can order free samples on their website and just pay $5 for shipping per pull. Awesome!
Once I had the two pulls, it was an easy decision. I like the narrower profile of the square bar pull on our doors. I’ve only painted the backs of these two doors, just for a color trial of General Finishes milk paint on new wood, but you can still get the idea. I also prefer a really simple, clean style for a black pull, because I think extra details become distracting to the eye when you’re looking at a kitchen full of little black accents. It just feels visually cleaner to me, but that’s a personal preference.
Update 12/29/19: We’ve installed some of the finished doors and hardware. Here’s how it’s coming together:
Six Black Cabinet Pull Choices
Here are some of the other pulls I considered. All are affordable choices. While you can find many versions of some of these styles online, I tend to order Top Knobs or other reputable companies in order to get a decent product at an affordable price. This is not a sponsored post; I’ve just been really pleased with the quality and durability of pulls from Top Knobs in the past.
I’ll post updates as our kitchen renovation slowly limps along. Here’s the scoop on my favorite cabinet paint. We’ve replaced the floor and are almost finished installing the new, painted cabinets. We’re getting close to the final reveal!
Replacement cabinet doors
General Finishes Milk Paint in Seagull Gray
Living room rug
Top Knobs square bar pull
Top Knobs pennington steel bar pull
Southern Hills black cabinet pull
Top Knobs hopewell steel bar pull
Top Knobs modern metro pull
CB2 hex matte black handle
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