Kitchen Cabinet Pulls

Get all the info you need on kitchen cabinet pulls, and browse ideas to inspire a truly stylish kitchen design.

Kitchen Cabinet Pulls

Kitchen Cabinet Pulls

The HGTV Green Home 2011 is an exquisite modern prairie style home in beautiful Denver, Colorado. It features contemporary furnishings and fixtures with rugged western nods. Pictured are kitchen cabinets in detail.

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Are you considering kitchen remodeling ideas, options and solutions for creating a brand-new kitchen, redesigning an existing one, or just looking to add some visual impact with new hardware? If so, then stylish kitchen cabinet pulls can be an easy and inexpensive addition to your kitchen design.

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Sleek and Stylish Drawer Pulls

A great choice for modern and contemporary kitchens, elongated stainless steel drawer pulls enhance this kitchen's clean lines. Photo courtesy of Formica Corp.

Photo By: Formica

Subtle Contrast Hardware

This kitchen's elegant rubbed-bronze hardware highlights the dark brown flecks in the countertops and contrasts with the light-colored cabinetry. Photo courtesy of LG Hausys Surfaces

Photo By: LG

Traditional Elegance

The understated brushed nickel knobs in this kitchen complement the ornate beveled edges and molding of the cabinetry. Photo courtesy of Quality Cabinets

Photo By: Quality

Antique Detail Knobs and Pulls

This vintage-inspired hardware collection features unique painted patterns on the knobs and pulls that complement the design of the kitchen. Photo courtesy of Atlas Homewares

Photo By: Atlas

Classic Drawer Pulls and Knobs

The dark rubbed-bronze cupped drawer pulls and knobs, paired with clean white cabinetry, enhance this kitchen's simple, classic look. Photo courtesy of The Grothouse Lumber Co.

Photo By: The Grothouse Lumber Company

Eclectic Look vs. Traditional Knobs

Beaded kitchen hardware is a visually appealing alternative to traditional knobs and pulls. Photo courtesy of Atlas Homewares

Photo By: Atlas

The most common term for pulls and handles on kitchen cabinets is "hardware," but you shouldn't feel like they have to be made of metal. Unique designs made from wood, rope or plastic can liven up your kitchen as well.

One element that can help guide your decisions regarding kitchen cabinet pulls is the overall design of your kitchen. If it's a sleek, modern design, you'll likely want to stick with angular or bar-style pulls that will reflect the kitchen's style. If, however, your kitchen has a more eclectic, vintage or antique feel, you'll likely have more freedom to explore unique cabinet pull styles and express some personality. For example, a recent trend is to incorporate hand-painted kitchen cabinet pulls in a variety of styles, from vintage typesetting or monograms to stylish logos or designs.

Alternatively, if your cabinets feature intricate woodworking or a distinct design, you may prefer to keep it simple with more traditional knob-style cabinet pulls, available in a variety of materials, colors and finishes.

Lastly, don't be afraid to mix and match styles when it comes to kitchen cabinet pulls—a common and effective method is to use one style for low cabinets and drawers, and another style for high cabinets above the countertops.

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