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Cabinet Hardware Trends of 2017

We all want to live stylishly. We buy the latest fashions and make sure that we cut our hair according to the latest trends. We keep up with what’s new in the world of car design as well as the hip restaurants in our area.

But sometimes we forget to add our kitchen to the equation.

However, consider these statistics from U.S. News and World Report. Among the top five home improvement projects with the highest return on investment, minor kitchen remodels rank in at number 5 with 82.7% ROI.

That being said, the idea of a complete kitchen remodel can be stressful. If you are tearing down your entire kitchen, it could be weeks before you can eat anything that doesn’t come out of a takeout container.

So, how do you get the benefits of kitchen facelift without the huge time and energy commitment?

One of the easiest, affordable, and efficient ways to transform your kitchen is by changing the kitchen cabinet hardware. Rather than replacing every cabinet or installing new countertops, replacing the hardware can be done in a day without any professional help. Just pick out the hardware that you want and install them yourself!

The key to a worthwhile hardware replacement is being in touch with the latest hardware trends. You would be surprised how much you can transform your kitchen aesthetically just by replacing knobs, handles, or hinges.

That’s why we’re bringing you this quick and easy guide to the latest 2017 cabinet hardware trends, styles, and designs.

These tips aren’t just for the intrepid do-it-yourselfer. If you are a contractor or kitchen installation professional, you also want to make sure that you are paying close attention to the latest trends and designs. As a contractor or interior designer, you need to be ahead of the curve, selling your customers on the latest and most fashionable designs.

So take a look around and imagine just how easy and transformative the latest kitchen design trends could be for you or your customer’s home!

Make it Modern

Many homeowners are concerned that their home — specifically, their kitchen — is starting to look dated. A new set of modern hardware is a great way to give your kitchen an immediate 21st-century update.

The key to modern hardware is a straight clean line and a polished or brushed steel finish. Usually devoid of flourishes, these handles and hinges are inspired by geometric simplicity.

But don’t be fooled, modern hardware doesn’t necessarily need to be matched with equally modern doors or appliances. Because they are so simple, they fit nicely with a wide range of door colors and designs.

Our own Moderno Suite comes with some different handle styles, depending on your preference. Whether you prefer a full handle or just a knob, we have a number of options in a wide range of finishes, allowing you to completely cater your new hardware with your personal interior design aesthetic.

Go Vintage

While many interior designers opt for the full modern look, the vintage look is also very on trend this year.

If you have an older home with original cabinetry or an older sink, this is an especially good option. It will allow you to match your kitchen with your specific tastes without losing the vintage feel.

This also works if you have cabinets painted with a bold vintage color. Strive for a delicate balance, as you want your kitchen to look vintage, not outdated. Don’t be afraid to get a couple different knob styles and experiment to make sure that you have the perfect look.

Consider some bold colors, like these various turquoise knobs, to add a statement to your cabinetry. And don’t be afraid to take risks!

Think Rustic for an Old World Feel

We live in an age when many of us feel we have lost something good from the past. Because of this, many interior designers are abandoning the modern look in favor of a far more rustic approach.

One of the best ways to express a rustic feel in your kitchen is through your hardware. The look of hand-crafted hardware, complete with minor irregularities and the look of distress will give your kitchen that beautiful, well-worn weathered look. Every time you go into your kitchen, you can be transported to an Italian villa or classic French vineyard.

If you have a small kitchen, we highly recommend the rustic look. Many hardware trends are designed to appear uniform. However, the visual interest generated by rustic hardware will make each individual handle or knob stand out.

We are extremely proud of our own rustic line, the Sedona Suite. The various knobs featured in this suite come in a number of shapes, from oval to round, and some with an antique texture. They also come in three finishes, silver, bronze or antique. If you’d prefer handles, those are available too, coming with a gorgeous wrought iron feel. You can also mix and match shapes to give your kitchen an especially antique and worn feel.

Choose Neutral if You Want Something Else to Stand Out

While many of us want to use our hardware to make a statement, there are some kitchen designs or aesthetics that benefit from neutral, unobtrusive hardware. Perhaps you have a really attractive backsplash or some especially detailed woodwork on your cabinetry. In this case, equally ornate handles may end up becoming visually distracting, taking attention away from the actually show stoppers in your kitchen design.

Antique finishes, which don’t have the luster of chrome or steel hardware, are a great way to make sure that your hardware doesn’t become an unwanted distraction. You might also opt for smaller knobs rather than larger handles or matching the color of your hardware to the color of your cabinets.

Check out these antiqued bronze knobs. If you have wood cabinets in a number of dark finishes, these knobs will blend in well.

Contrast Black and White

There is a particular trend that is sweeping the interior design world — contrasting black and white. Many homes have white cabinets already, making the switch to edgy black and white quite simple.

The black and white look can go in a number of different directions. Some opt for a more modern look, giving your kitchen an ultra-sleek European feel. Others choose a more vintage look, reminiscent of the French countryside. Either way, your kitchen is sure to make a big statement. It will definitely be a point of conversation at your next dinner party or family get together.

We offer a wide range of black hardware, so you are sure to find the right match for your perfect version of this bold, contrasting look.

Pair Light Color Hardware with Dark Wood

A lot of new cabinet installations feature dark, rich woods. If you really want to make the dark woods stick out, you can add pop with light colored hardware. Steel, chrome, or even white enamel hardware will make your wood look all the more rich.

This technique is an especially good option if you are already pairing dark woods with light colored walls or countertops. Light-colored hardware will draw the cabinets and light walls together.

Doing this also creates a sense of drama, so it’s perfect if you’re a person with panache who wants a kitchen to match!

Keep Up With Farmhouse Chic

Have you noticed how popular mason jars have become all of a sudden? That’s because the farm-to-table movement is all the rage these days. As people grow more concerned about where their food is coming from, they also want their food preparation to speak to this mindset.

So if you find yourself hanging herbs to dry in your kitchen or are seeking out places where you can still buy milk in glass bottles, you might be ready to make the switch to farmhouse chic hardware.

This best way to get this look is to match the color of your simple knobs with the color of your cabinets.

Coordinate With Your Sink Hardware

Another design tip is coordinating the lines of your cabinet hardware with the lines of your sink hardware. If your sink has ornate handles, consider cabinet handles that match. If instead your faucet features clean lines and a very modern feel, do the same with your cabinets.

You also want to consider matching the colors of the metals on both your faucet and your hardware. This will help to make sure that your whole kitchen feels like a single vision.

Make a Big Statement

Some of us are just more willing to be bold than others. If you are the kind of person who likes to cause a bit of a stir, don’t be afraid to incorporate unique and out there hardware.

If you are an avid golfer, why not bring your passion into the kitchen with golf themed hardware. Are you a dog lover instead? Dog themed hardware will make sure to make your love known.

You can also use big bold, colorful design motifs in your hardware. Southwestern style designs are a great way to bring a sense of place into your home. Or you can opt instead for a Tuscan or nautical palate.

If you want to browse through the nearly limitless possibilities, check out some of our more bold statement hardware.

Break the Rules

Of course, for every trend, there is the person who is ahead of that trend. If you are that kind of person, don’t be afraid to break the rules. Match colors into an intentionally clashing color scheme. For most people this might seem to garish, but for someone who has the sense of confidence, this could be the perfect act of self-expression. If you know that a certain modern hardware will actually look perfect on your colonial style cabinets, go for it!

Because ultimately, that’s how new trends are formed, through experimentation and fearless rule breaking. And people who know how to break rules creatively have the confidence to make a big splash with their interior design schemes.

A Few Practical Considerations

Whether you like modern lines or old world charm, there are few things to keep in mind as you make your hardware selections.

First, make sure that you are getting the right type of hardware for your door. For example, if you have solid, hardwood cabinet doors, a small knob may not be sufficient. While it may look fine, you could discover that it is hard to get the necessary grip to open a heavy door.

Second, keep your whole family in mind. For example, you may like dainty, small handles, but if someone in your family has large hands, these smaller handles may be somewhat uncomfortable. The same is true if someone in your family suffers from arthritis. Small knobs may look good, but they can be hard to grip if your hands are arthritic.

Third, consider your climate. This is especially important if you live near the ocean. Air with a high salt content can damage lacquered finishes on your hardware, so it is best to stick with metal finishes like stainless steel.

Finally, quality matters. If you want your new hardware to last, don’t opt for cheap materials. The higher quality the materials, the longer your hardware will last and the more gracefully it will age. Solid metals may start to show some wear over time, but with an attractive, antique finish. Inexpensive materials simply chip and only appear cheaper as they age.

Some Special Words for Contractors and Designers

For those of you who are installing hardware professionally, we want to remind you that hardware options are the best way to make sure that you are giving your customers a wide range of choices. By simply changing out the hardware, you can make a handful of cabinet designs feel like hundreds. You can take plain cabinets and make them chic and modern. You can make a standard cabinet feel custom.

As a contractor, experiment with new and unfamiliar hardware designs so that you can pitch them to your customers. By giving customers the sense that they are customizing their installation, you will help them feel like they are truly in bringing their own vision into reality.

Count on Cliffside Industries

If you want unrivaled selection and peerless quality, look no further than Cliffside Industries. We take cabinet hardware seriously. So seriously, in fact, that we don’t deal in anything else.

Since 1987, we have been providing only the highest quality kitchen and bathroom cabinet hardware to dealers, contractors, interior designers and homeowners. Because we specialize in hardware, we have an eye for detail that directly benefits both our industry partners and homeowners.

So if you are looking to make sure that your kitchen installations or renovations are keeping up with the latest cabinet hardware trends of 2017, then our extensive selection of hardware is the perfect place to start. Contact us today and discover where hardware and inspired design meet.

Introducing Hardware International

Cliffside Industries is proud to announce that we’ve added Hardware International as a new partnered brand! Since Cliffside is known for providing top-quality products, we carefully examine new suppliers to make sure that they provide the same quality of products, top-notch service, and all of the other needs that our customers expect from us.

Who is Hardware International?

Distributed by Coastal Bronze, the Hardware International brand is shipped from California and is a new, unique expansion of our bronze hardware offering. To explain a bit further, bronze hardware is alloyed from copper, tin, and other metals and is usually cast, which means liquid metal is poured into a mould or die. Hardware International’s one-of-a-kind collection of designs are finished by hand to ensure the highest quality.

Hardware International has several groups of products, similar to Cliffside’s suites: the Deco, Mission, Natural, and Renaissance families, which are all single-tone (one color); and the Edge, Angle, and Curve collections, which are available as two-tone with your choice of combinations in three colors. They offer their Espresso finish, a darkened bronze; Champagne finish, which is a lighter golden bronze; and Platinum, which is a lighter silvery finish.

Here are some examples of the beautifully unique products that Hardware International has added to Cliffside’s ever-expanding range of partners!

 

Check out the complete offering on our site to shop the Hardware International brand today! And as always…

Thanks, partners!

Decorative Hardware for Closets

Closets - Decorative

You probably already know how beneficial the right decorative hardware can be for your cabinets, drawers and other home furnishings. Quality metal hardware with classic finishes can add an element of class, beauty and strength to any home.

Hopefully you’ve already seen how the finely crafted hardware products from Cliffside Industries can give your home a distinctive and refreshing look. What about your closets? Like the other furnishings in your home, closets deserve beautiful hardware to adorn them and help them become a cohesive part of your overall décor.

Whether you’re looking to accent a closet in your bedroom, living room or hallway, the same gorgeous pulls and handles that beautify your cabinetry can bring life to your closets. A classic pull in polished chrome or old antique can transform your closet from a necessity that must be hidden into one of the stars of your décor.

Since our handles come in a variety of sizes, you should have no problem finding ones that suit your closet perfectly. Our wide range of finishes means it’s easy to make sure your new decorative closets match the existing décor surrounding it, even if you haven’t installed other Cliffside Industries hardware products before.

If you love your beautiful, elegant Cliffside Industries cabinetry hardware and have been looking for an excuse to add more of it, accenting your closets is the perfect opportunity. Our hardware is high quality and durable, with materials made to last, so choosing Cliffside cabinetry for your closets is both practical and stylish.

Order Your Decorative Closet Hardware From Cliffside Industries Today

Take the time to peruse our pull and handle selections, as well as our gorgeous finishes like antique brass, silver satin, Venetian bronze, polished nickel and more. When you’ve found the perfect style and finish, use our easy online ordering form to let us know what we can send you today. If you have any questions about our products, finishes, policies or how decorative cabinetry hardware can beautify your closets, feel free to give us a call at 717-627-3286.

Learning about latches

If you are looking to install cupboard latches on your cabinetry, whether you’re designing a new kitchen or remodeling the old, there are a few tips that you should know. Check out the video below for some handy hints about cabinet latches.

Some basic tips:

  • There are two types of latches: a turn latch and a lever or thumb latch.
  • Latches can be used on inset cabinets, whether they have a stile or not, and certain kinds of frameless cabinet doors. They can’t be used on offset cabinets.
  • Installing latches is easy, as long as you line them up carefully and have the right kind of cabinetry to accommodate them.
  • If using the latches on frameless cabinetry, or on inset doors without a stile, you need a magnetic catch to secure the doors in addition to the latch.

For more information, check out Cliffside’s selection of latches. Each style is available in two materials and up to ten finishes.

A Guide to Cabinet Hardware Finishes

A guide to Cabinet Hardware Finishes

Getting the right finish for your kitchen cabinets can make the difference between a good and a great space. The right finish offsets other design choices in your kitchen. For example, you can match your appliances to your hardware finish to create a sophisticated, coordinated look. Alternatively, you can use your kitchen cabinet hardware finishes to show off your fun-loving personality, choosing a bright metal or unique design.

When planning your new hardware finishes, you want to keep a number of different factors in mind, including:

  • The advantages of using finish
  • Style of finish
  • Where in the kitchen it should go
  • What styles it works with
  • Any limiting factors

You should do your research ahead of time. Know which finishes work with the colors in your kitchen, and ask questions to determine any drawbacks to a certain style.

Caring for and Picking Out Your Kitchen Hardware

Caring for decorative hardware purchased from Cliffside Industries is easy. Use only a soft cloth dampened with water for cleaning. The most important thing to remember is never to apply any chemicals or abrasive cleaners, including all kinds of soap or detergent. Using these products damages the protective lacquer and may change the appearance of the piece. Any use of chemicals, abrasives or soaps will void your warranty.

For customers who have homes near the ocean, Cliffside recommends choosing non-metal items such as marble or wood for your projects. Salt air acts as an abrasive, and quickly erodes the lacquer coating. If you absolutely need (or desire) metal hardware, Cliffside recommends solid stainless steel, or certain solid brass finishes such as Black, Polished Brass, or Polished Chrome. Note that, even in optimum indoor conditions, no Cliffside finish has a lifetime guarantee under any circumstances.

Due to the makeup of materials, colors and finishes will vary from lot to lot. Cliffside strives to minimize variation, but some manufacturing processes make this unavoidable:

  • Marble and stone are products of nature. These items will always vary in color; no returns will be accepted due to color variations.
  • The same applies to custom-made products, such as glass.
  • Due to order volume, handpicking colors is not offered.

The finishes that vary most are marked with an asterisk (*) below.

The digital images displayed on this website and by our dealers have the most accurate color possible. However, due to differences in computer monitors, Cliffside Industries cannot be held responsible for variations in color between the actual product, your screen, and your printed literature.

Read on for the hardware finish guide that will take your kitchen from good to great.

The 10 Most Popular Hardware Finishes From Our Signature Lines

Our signature lines feature a wide variety of hardware finishes. The most popular colors range from warm to cool, bright to dark and polished to burnished. Here’s how to choose the best one for your kitchen.

Antique Brass*

Antique Brass Information

Pros: The Antique Brass look goes with a wide variety of styles. It’s not as jarring as polished brass, but you can pair brighter oxidized brass with antique when picking out cabinet or armoire hinges. You’ll still get a matching look. Antique Brass is also very durable, because it’s crafted from strong materials like pewter and lead crystal.

Style: Antique Brass is stylish and more sophisticated than polished brass. It is has a classic look that’s attractive to all types of tastes.

Where it’s best suited: This style works for pulls or knobs, and it goes best with lighter-colored cabinets, so the color will stick out.

What styles it works with: Antique Brass has an aged look that’s appealing for kitchens with a country or less-contemporary design.

Avoid: Getting too match-y between the cabinet color and hardware, which can cause the components to blend together.

Black

Pros: Black is a strong color that won’t get lost in your kitchen. Black knobs and handles make a statement. They convey boldness and just a bit of sass. The color’s versatility means it can match a number of kitchen styles.

Style: Black handles, knobs and other kitchen cabinet accoutrements go with nearly anything. They have a clean look to them, and they’re subtle enough that they don’t draw attention from the cabinet itself.

Where it’s best suited: Black stands out against white or other light cabinetry. However, some people even prefer Black on dark wood or painted cabinets, seeing its simplicity as the perfect way to offset a bold cabinet color.

What styles it works with: Black cabinet hardware pairs well with contemporary or traditional designs.

Avoid: Getting Black hardware if you have very young children, as it is easy to see sticky finger marks.

Iron*

Pros: With a deep gray color that’s reminiscent of stone, an Iron finish goes well with a wide variety of styles. The tone of the hardware sometimes appears black, depending what item you choose. Some people love these wide variances, finding them a charming way to hold visual interest throughout a kitchen.

Style: Iron works best in a more traditional kitchen. Unfortunately, it’s not bold enough for most contemporary designs.

Where it’s best suited: Iron sits nicely against cabinetry with a dark stain. It’s also ideal next to a glazed finish, with its rugged finish contrasting beautifully with the smooth. Our Iron pieces have foundations of solid brass, which helps them stand up to the harsh conditions in kitchens or bathrooms.

What styles it works with: Kitchens that have a classic feel can bump their design pedigree up a notch with Iron hardware. Iron finish will stay in style for years, even if you get the kitchen redone.

Avoid: Using abrasive cleaners with iron, which can strip the finish.

Old Antique*

Old antique hardware finishes give a distinctive look

Pros: Old Antique has a purely unique color that’s unlike any other finish. Your kitchen will get a more distinctive and individual look when you use old antique hardware finishes. The deep color becomes a draw in itself.

Style: Old Antique offers a way to pull elements from other areas of the room together. You can paint your crown molding or an entryway door the same color to unify the room.

Where it’s best suited: The finish looks best on knobs in lighter-colored kitchens. The Old Antique look will remain in style for years, so there’s no cause to worry about having to replace your hardware.

What styles it works with: Less-contemporary designs generally look best with old antique.

Avoid: Abrasive cleaners that can strip the metal of its finish. Instead, use warm water and soap.

Old Copper*

Pros: Old Copper has a singular finish unlike anything else in our Signature Line. If you want something no one else will have, Old Copper is a special find. It has an antique feel that’s reminiscent of copper pots that were once staples in every kitchen and now are used for decoration.

Style: The words “funky” and “unique” come to mind when describing Old Copper. People who like to stand out will love this finish. The color has a bit of sass you may not usually associate with kitchen cabinets.

Where it’s best suited: Copper’s unique red tone works great on handles for kitchen cabinetry, because most other finishes are dark. If you have a copper island or taps and faucets, this finish will bring the room together.

What styles it works with: Another very versatile hardware finish, Old Copper looks at home with both contemporary and classic designs.

Avoid: Watermarks and tarnishing by frequently wiping down your Old Copper hardware.

Polished Brass

Pros: Bright and cheerful, this finish adds a spark to any kitchen. It’s a pretty shade that goes with both dark and light cabinetry. For those who prefer vibrant tones to muted ones, Polished Brass has just the right look.

Style: Brass is brash. With a color that’s similar to gold, Polished Brass will stand out on every surface. It’s trendy, too. There’s been a recent surge in interest in polished brass kitchen hardware.

Where it’s best suited: Kitchens with bright colors, such as painted or stained cabinets, can get a wonderful contrast and pop from Polished Brass hardware finishes.

What styles it works with: Polished brass provides a shiny focal point for country-style kitchens or those designed with a rustic flair.

Avoid: Trying too hard to match colors with polished brass. It’s okay if other metals creep into your kitchen design as well, such as stainless steel appliances or copper cookware.

Polished Chrome

Polished Chrome helps any kitchen shine

Pros: Like polished brass, Polished Chrome is brassy, bright and helps any kitchen shine. Kitchens often have chrome faucets, hinges and more. Adding chrome hardware finishes gives the room a uniform look. Polished chrome also nicely contrasts with other metals used around the room.

Style: Polished Chrome has a modern look, but it’s also conservative. You will find chrome in many kitchens, because it’s such a safe pick. It goes with nearly any cabinet surface.

Where it’s best suited: For knobs and handles in the kitchen, many people consider brushed nickel or oil-rubbed bronze before settling on Polished Chrome. Why? Because it’s so sleek and clean. Any room with polished chrome instantly looks sleeker.

What styles it works with: Modern, contemporary homes tend to favor Polished Chrome.

Avoid: Watermarks by wiping down surfaces frequently.

Polished Nickel

Pros: Nickel is among the most durable of metals. It doesn’t weather or rust, making it a popular choice for cabinet hardware finishes. You can trust it will not need to be touched up as frequently as other metals.

Style: The glossy shine of Polished Nickel offsets nicely against nearly any color but especially darker ones. Compared to Chrome and Brass, Polished Nickel has an understated color, making it ideal for a kitchen where you want the hardware to blend rather than command attention.

Where it’s best suited: Polished Nickel fits into the scheme of kitchens with many other stylistic details, such as chandeliers or glass-door cabinets, because it is more understated.

What styles it works with: There’s almost no style that doesn’t work with Polished Nickel. It’s the chameleon of cabinet hardware finishes.

Avoid: Placing it near stainless steel, as the two surfaces can clash.

Silver Satin

Pros: Slightly more understated than Polished Chrome, Silver Satin complements almost every color of cabinetry. It’s a little softer than polished nickel, too. Not all metal tones look good near stainless steel, but Silver Satin does.

Style: If you like the look of chrome but find it too shiny, Silver Satin may be your answer.

Where it’s best suited: The metal contrasts beautifully against cherry cabinetry, a popular combination among many of our customers. This choice is also far more durable than most other metals. If you have young children, Silver Satin is among the best finishes to use, resisting fingerprints and sticky hands.

What styles it works with: Silver Satin works well in utilitarian kitchens that still want some style. You generally won’t find it in a gourmet kitchen, though it’s very reliable.

Avoid: Placing Silver Satin next to Brushed Nickel, since they’re nearly but not quite the same tone.

Venetian Bronze*

Pros: Venetian Bronze blends well with dark drawers, if you prefer to avoid color contrasts. It’s darker than many of our other finishes but it also reflects light better than Old Antique.

Style: Venetian Bronze is often confused with oil-rubbed bronze. The former has a lighter color and a less-oily feel, with a matte finish.

Where it’s best suited: The distinctive finish of our Venetian Bronze deeply offsets light colors, if you are looking for knobs decorative knobs.

What styles it works with: Venetian Bronze blends well in kitchens with a classic, rustic or country style.

Avoid: Panicking if the hardware oxidizes. This naturally occurs over time, and will only change the color slightly.

Rustic Hardware Finishes

Our rustic hardware finishes give traditional metals such as iron and bronze an aged look. The result is hardware that looks as though it’s been around for decades, but functions as though it’s brand new. You can use rustic hardware in kitchens that have both classic and rustic looks, for a fun twist on traditional hardware.

Antique Iron*

Antique Iron Finish interesting imperfections

Pros: The imperfections in this gorgeous finish make it extremely interesting to look at. Strong and sturdy, Antique Iron can give you a great alternative to Polished Chrome or Stainless Steel to soften the look of your kitchen.

Style: Antique Iron has a sophisticated, entirely unique look.

Where it’s best suited: You should use Antique Iron when you’re not sure if you want light or dark hardware. It can take on the appearance of both, depending on the lighting.

What styles it works with: Antique iron looks at home in rustic or country kitchens, though we also know people who use it with contemporary kitchens to great effect.

Avoid: Mixing it up with wrought iron — those are two completely different finishes.

Antique Silver*

Pros: Antique Silver has a beautiful “aging” pattern that sets it apart from traditional silver. Replacing chrome hardware with Antique Silver represents a definite step up. Along with Antique Iron and Bronze, Antique Silver has been blended, rather than plated, in an effort to increase durability.

Style: Antique Silver is a shabby chic style. When you want to give a bit more sophistication to an older kitchen or drab décor, you can’t go wrong with Antique Silver.

Where it’s best suited: Use Antique Silver in situations where you may have had chrome to begin with, such as hinges or handles on darker cabinets. It looks especially good next to dark cabinets.

What styles it works with: Like everything in our Rustic Hardware collection, Antique Silver fits best in a classic or country kitchen, with traditional decorating touches all over the room.

Avoid: If you do not like bright gray, which is what this color equates to.

Bronze*

Pros: The hardware will stand out well against a light stain. It’s quite dark, and the natural imperfections in our Rustic Hardware series add visual interest. Bronze is also quite strong.

Style: Bronze looks natural in any area where you’d consider using copper. It lacks copper’s reddish glare, which is appealing to many people.

Where it’s best suited: You can replace all your hardware with Bronze for a bold look, or just use it as an accent color on hinges or a few handles.

What styles it works with: Bronze pairs best with classic, rustic, farmhouse and other traditional styles.

Avoid: Trying to match new Bronze pieces to existing ones. It can be hard to get them to line up.

Rustic Antique*

Pros: This stunning finish is a blend of brass and zinc. No two Rustic Antique pieces are the same, because the materials mesh differently every time they’re combined. The results are visually quite impressive.

Style: Rustic Antique is less conservative than our other Rustic finishes. It’s a good choice for those whose personal style is more daring.

Where it’s best suited: Use Rustic Antique in situations where you want to make a statement. It will always stand out, so skip it if you need something muted.

What styles it works with: You can use Rustic Antique with rustic or classic styles, of course, but it can also work with contemporary because of its snazzy coloring.

Avoid: Abrasive cleaners that can ruin its finish.

Additional Hardware Finishes

Beyond our Signature Line and Rustic Hardware finishes, we also offer four other options.

Stainless Steel

Pros: Stainless Steel offers a clean and sharp look to your cabinetry. It’s extremely durable, and in fact, is among the strongest pieces we offer.

Style: Among the many kitchen cabinet hardware colors, Stainless Steel has one of the sharpest colors. It goes with nearly everything.

Where it’s best suited: In kitchens with dark colors, Stainless Steel hardware stands out. It is practical and familiar to most people. You can use it for handles, hinges or accent knobs.

What styles it works with: Stainless Steel goes best with contemporary and modern design.

Avoid: Getting too match-y in kitchens with Stainless Steel appliances.

Nickel Chrome

Pros: Nickel Chrome has a matte-style finish that looks good against any sort of cabinet stain. It’s much darker than Polished Nickel but has its same durability.

Style: Nickel Chrome is more muted than most of our additional finishes.

Where it’s best suited: It works best in contrast to soft colors, helping your hardware to stand out.

What styles it works with: Rustic and classic kitchens will benefit from the addition of Nickel Chrome hardware finishes, because they’re dark and sophisticated, a winning combination.

Avoid: Aggressive scrubbing of the surface, which can strip the color.

Old Silver*

Pros: This utterly unmatched tone is made from solid brass, making it both attractive and durable. You won’t find any other finish like it.

Style: Old Silver looks almost like it’s been scuffed, giving it an antique feel. It has character and adds visual interest to any cabinetry.

Where it’s best suited: Old Silver makes an excellent handle on a cabinet where you store antique pieces or as knobs on a buffet with your treasured china.

What styles it works with: Old Silver works well in any style kitchen. Though it’s perhaps best-suited to rustic looks, it can also give a modern kitchen a fun, kitschy vibe.

Avoid: Trying to match Old Silver to other finishes, since it’s so unique.

Satin Brass

Pros: Satin Brass has a lighter tint than many of our other finishes, and is a strong material that will stand the test of time.

Style: Satin Brass is bright and shiny, giving it a cheerful coloring.

Where it’s best suited: On dark kitchen cabinetry and islands, where it stands out beautifully.

What styles it works with: Satin Brass goes better with a modern look than a rustic one.

Avoid: Trying to match similarly colored brass accessories, which aren’t really needed.

Find the Best Cabinet Hardware for Your Home Today

Which cabinet hardware would look best in your home? Armed with these ideas, you can start figuring out what type of style you’d like to add. Contact us today if you want additional assistance on pricing or to answer any questions about our hardware finishes.