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2024 Cabinet Hardware Trends

April 22nd, 2024 | 3 min read

By Kaylea Kuhlman

Kitchen with sage green island and gold handles on drawers with eucalyptus on countertop.

When you’re updating your home, the little details can make a big impact. Cabinet hardware is a little detail in your kitchen or bathroom that is usually overlooked. Handles and pulls on your cabinets can significantly enhance the look and style of your kitchen or bathrooms. Not only do they add functionality, but they also contribute to the overall aesthetic of the space. 

Brush & Roll Painting is a premier cabinet painting company in Omaha, NE. We help our customers transform their kitchens and bathrooms with a cabinet refinishing project. With over 25+ years of experience, we have seen firsthand the transformation that hardware creates.

In this article, we will discuss 2024 cabinet hardware ideas and trends. By reading this article, you can find inspiration and know what you are looking for to transform your cabinets.

5 Cabinet Hardware Trends

1. Gold Hardware on Cabinets 

Sage green cabinet drawers with gold knobs and white countertop.

Gold finishes have definitely made a comeback, but not in the bright, shiny tones of the past. 

Instead, homeowners and designers are choosing softer, warmer shades that are more muted. These tones complement various styles and color schemes, including dark woods, white cabinets, and trending colors like matte black or forest green. 

Gold hardware adds a touch of sophistication without being overly flashy, giving your space a timeless yet modern feel.

2. Eclectic or Antique Hardware on Cabinets 

Glass cabinet knobs displayed

Embrace the charm of vintage-inspired hardware for a unique and eclectic look. Think glass, stone, hand-painted, or textured knobs that add character to your cabinets. 

These types of hardware options stand out against white or black cabinets. You could also match colors in the knobs to paint samples to get a perfect contrasting shade.

Don't shy away from mixing and matching styles to create a personalized aesthetic that works with both modern and traditional interiors. Antique-inspired hardware adds a touch of nostalgia and whimsy to any space.

3. Black Hardware on Cabinets 

White bathroom cabinets with black hardware handles.

Flat black hardware is not just a passing trend; it's here to stay and evolve. The matte finish adds depth and sophistication to your cabinets, while also serving as a versatile accent in your home decor. 

Consider incorporating textured black hardware to add visual interest and create a sense of luxury. From faucets to appliances, black accents pop up throughout homes, making a bold statement with their sleek and modern aesthetic.

Black hardware can truly be paired with any cabinet color. But, we commonly see it with the new classic, white.

4. Mixed Hardware Styles on Cabinets 

Kitchen with white cabinets and black handles and an island painted sage green with gold handles.

Gone are the days of strict design rules. Mix and match hardware textures and finishes to create a custom look that reflects your style. 

Experiment with different hardware on your kitchen island versus perimeter cabinets, or mix it up with contrasting styles for upper and lower cabinetry. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to infuse your space with creativity and individuality.

5. Oversized Cabinet Hardware

Cabine hardware samplesFor a modern and elegant touch, consider oversized handles and pulls that span most of the drawers and cabinets. These long bars add a sleek, functional, and contemporary vibe to your space.

Inspired by the streamlined look of restaurant kitchens, oversized hardware makes a bold statement and elevates the overall design of your cabinets.

Updating Your Cabinet Hardware

Painter attaching hardware to glazed cabinets.

Remember, updating your hardware is not just reserved for cabinet refinishing projects. Even if you're not completely revamping your kitchen or bathroom, swapping out old hardware for new is a simple and cost-effective way to refresh your space. 

When choosing new hardware, pay attention to size and style compatibility. Be sure you or your painter measures the distance between existing holes to ensure a proper fit, or be prepared to fill and drill new holes if necessary. 

There are thousands of design possibilities available for your cabinets. The hardware, finish, and color. 

You can consult with an interior designer if you need help picking out the perfect hardware for your cabinets. A designer can help you confidently make any decision for your project that you will love.

Should You Update Your Cabinet Hardware?

Whether you're going for a vintage-inspired look or a sleek modern aesthetic, the right hardware can truly transform your space and enhance its overall appeal. Updating your cabinet hardware can be an easy way to elevate a kitchen that you love or add to the transformation if you are having your cabinets painted. 

At Brush & Roll Painting in Omaha, NE, we know it can be difficult to pick the perfect hardware style and finish. This is why we offer our customers up to an hour with a local designer to be confident in any design decisions for their projects.

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Kaylea Kuhlman

Kaylea is the Brush & Roll Painting Content Manager.