Our Favorite Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

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Addie Juell

If you have ever renovated your kitchen, you know that the smallest decisions make a true difference. Sure, the bigger items—including high-cost appliances, countertops (should you go with marble, soapstone, or a butcher's block?), and cabinetry—are important and drive the overall aesthetic of the space, but it's those final touches, such as paint color and faucetry, that make any overhaul feel finished. Kitchen cabinet hardware is another tiny, but impactful accent that should not be overlooked. It's incredible what simply swapping out a few knobs and pulls can do, reno or not.

The best part? On the whole, these handles are relatively inexpensive—it's much more financially feasible, for example, to purchase a few updated knobs to perk up an older cabinetry style than it is to totally replace your kitchen storage system. Interested in making this simple change? You have come to the right place. We went ahead and culled a myriad of handles, so you can find the iteration (or a mix!) that best suits your kitchen. For modern spaces, look to matte black or acrylic styles (the latter feel both midcentury-inspired and futuristic). And if you are looking to revamp your farmhouse kitchen? You'll appreciate the rustic options on this list (several of which look like they've been sourced straight from a quintessential country store).

Ultimately, though, the majority of these pieces work across every design style—that's the beauty of the tiny accents. Their diminutive size makes them that much more malleable, so you should feel free to choose the look you love without getting hung up on what "goes." Ahead, some of our favorite kitchen cabinet hardware to inspire your own.

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Looking for a universal kitchen cabinet hardware option? Look no further than this goes-with-everything drawer pull, which also comes in a myriad of colorways. Choose the hue that best suits your space (think gleaming gold with jewel-toned cabinetry or matte black with creamy neutrals for a rustic touch), and don't worry so much about the style. It's simply a classic.

Shop Now: Pottery Barn Modern Drawer Pull, $20, potterybarn.com.

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Matte Black Oval


Homeowners with modern kitchens, this matte black, oblong handle is for you. The shape itself makes a statement.

Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Oval 3" Matte Black Handle, $12.95, crateandbarrel.com.

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If you're looking for a way to introduce some texture (and color!) into your space, consider these leather-and-brass pulls, which come in two styles (round or long) and 10 hues, from pink and mint to black and walnut brown.

Shop Now: Hooked Pull Me Knob Brass and Leather Drawer Pulls, from $7.95, etsy.com.

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Floral Ceramic


This dainty floral-centric option is perfect for those who enjoy botanical motifs—plus, installing these knobs in an otherwise neutral room is a subtle, safe way to make a statement in the kitchen.

Shop Now: World Market Red Basic Ceramic Floral Knobs, $3.98 for two, worldmarket.com.

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Marble Inlay


Searching for pulls to match your Carrara marble countertops? These antique brass-inspired knobs, with an inlay of slick white marble, are your best bet.

Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Marble Inlay Antique Brass Knob, $12.95, crateandbarrel.com.

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Your farmhouse kitchen will benefit from these solid wood handles; simply select the material that best suits the other wooden details in the room (oak, beech, maple, ash, and walnut are all available!).

Shop Now: New Wood BY Solid Wood Cabinet Handles, from $10.80, etsy.com.

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Crackled Porcelain


The crackled porcelain of these simple knobs have a vintage, Old-World vibe.

Shop Now: Barringer Crackled Porcelain Cabinet Knob with Brass Base, $4.99, signaturehardware.com.

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Sleek Nickel


You simply can't go wrong with these shiny nickel finishes—their flat face and fluted neck bring polished elegance to your cabinetry.

Shop Now: Schoolhouse "Riverwood" Knob in Satin Nickel, from $16, schoolhouse.com.

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Classic Bronze


Here's another rustic option to put on your radar: We can picture finding these pulls at a quaint country store.

Shop Now: Rejuvenation "Vernon" Bin Pull in Oil Rubbed Bronze, $13, rejuvenation.com.

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Install these acrylic bar knobs in your kitchen for a midcentury look.

Shop Now: CB2 Acrylic Bar Knob, $7.95, cb2.com.

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Twisted metal and a gleaming finish make these solid brass pulls a chic addition to your kitchen.

Shop Now: Signature Hardware "Powell" Solid Brass Cabinet Pull in Satin Brass, $7.95, signaturehardware.com.

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Looped Leather


If you are on the hunt for entirely unique kitchen cabinet hardware, consider something a little softer, instead. These looped pulls are simple, but unexpected. Just be mindful of the organic material when you're cooking or baking—leather can stain and requires more involved maintenance than metal, which means it's not for everyone.

Shop Now: Rejuvenation "Beckett" Finger Pull, $20, rejuvenation.com.

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