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Kitchen Hardware Styles and Trends

Kitchen Hardware Styles

From sleek and modern to classic and ornate, hardware can refresh the entire look of a kitchen. The choices you make in the kitchen can make a world of difference in its final outcome. Whether you're in the process of designing your kitchen or planning on a budget-friendly refresh, the kitchen hardware you choose should not be a rash decision you make right at the end.


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From cabinet pulls and knobs to sinks and faucets, there are different kitchen styles and trends to transform the look of your kitchen. Here are kitchen styles and trends you should know. 


Opulent Unlacquered Brass

Timeless, enduring, and oh-so-elegant — unlacquered brass hardware will never go out of style. This airy Moroccan-inspired kitchen is dressed with a series of unlacquered brass bins and appliance pulls.

Unlike lacquered or "antiqued" brass, unlacquered brass hardware lacks a protective coating and is a living finish. This means that the brass will evolve and patina over time, revealing a beautiful, one-of-a-kind finish that reflects the life of the household.


Gold and copper finishes

Both copper and gold add a rich warm tone to cabinet hardware. Gold-toned finishes are a new and compelling trend. The gold finishes that are being seen now tend to be rich and deep with a brushed finish.

They look stunning against both light and dark cabinetry and add a formal touch to any kitchen.


Brushed Nickel is always a winner

Brushed nickel will never go out of style. It's as practical as it goes with virtually every cabinet color and style as well as the stainless steel appliances. It's soft and sleek and chances are it goes with the other fixtures you have in the house.

Brushed nickel is a favorite, it's stylishly shaped, has a pull-off sprayer, and is super reasonably priced.



While different varieties of the ubiquitous bar pull have surfaced - think more square and less tubular - one type of cabinet hardware, in particular, has been gaining momentum: the latch.

If you have stacked upper cabinets or a cabinet that mostly has decorative items,  that might be the place to use pretty latches. 


Sleek Bar Pulls are a Top Trend 

Minimalism has shaped cabinet hardware in recent years. Sleek, modern bar pulls in black and silver are the most popular sellers across the board for large hardware retailers.

Cylinder bar pulls have been going strong for years now, and they are still the home flipper's pull of choice. They make a bolder statement than the 3-inch pulls. Square bar pulls are also very popular, especially in matte black.

All for Color 

While it's not a hardware trend, people are gravitating towards brighter, happier tones in the kitchen—which can affect metal choices. Because of the pandemic, people are spending more time in their homes and are looking to make the kitchen a place that feels optimistic.

If repainting or replacing cabinets are not in the cards, add color with playful copper hardware.


Oil Rubbed Bronze

Oil rubbed bronze is a trend that has been around for a while and it's not going out of style for a while. As long as modern farmhouse decor is mainstream you will see oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

The great thing about oil-rubbed bronze is it's a dark color with some rubbed spots on the edges like it's been used for years and years. It gives the illusion of age but is still modern and sophisticated.


Mixing Finishes

The days of outfitting an entire home with the same finish of hardware in every room are numbered. Mixing hardware finishes has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it's part of the norm in 2021; especially mixing hardware finishes in the same room. The most common way we've seen, is in the kitchen, using one finish for the upper cabinets, and another for the lower. Mixing hardware finishes and cabinet colors adds intrigue, personality, and depth to a room.

Matching hardware finishes to your faucet has always been a safe bet and will never go out of style, but mixing hardware finishes can incorporate colors from other elements in the room as well, like appliances, lighting, or shelving. A good rule of thumb is to stick with 2-3 finishes when mixing and. Most handles come in at least 4 finishes, so it's easy to get the same handles, or similar handles of the same collection, in multiple finishes.

At Edesia Kitchen and Bath Studio, Inc., we specialize in kitchen interior design and bath interior design. We believe in designing kitchens and baths with your family top of mind. Edesia can help ensure your new kitchen not only functions efficiently, but also has a great design that matches your home and your lifestyle. Contact us to learn more and get started.

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