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Trendy Black Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas

Do you need help finding the right kitchen cabinet hardware to fit your style? Find out why you want to add matte black kitchen hardware to your kitchen makeover list.

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Super Budget-Friendly

Compared to a full kitchen remodel, updating your kitchen cabinet hardware is one of the most budget-friendly ways to modernize kitchen cabinets. While we are fans of painting dated cabinets, sometimes you don’t even new to put in all that work and elbow grease when doing a DIY kitchen renovation.

Finding the perfect hardware for your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers is one of the easiest ways to update your kitchen design. While stainless steel, brushed nickel, and gold hardware have always been popular choices, black hardware is trending for its simple design and modern style.

It is the key accessory to your kitchen as jewelry is to your outfit.  More importantly, it is the most affordable way to change up the look of your kitchen without the help of a professional!

large black hardware pulls on painted blue gray cabinets.

Why Choose Black Hardware?

Black kitchen cabinet hardware can create a very clean look. It is a great choice on white kitchen cabinets but can make other colors pop as well.

Using a flat black finish on your new hardware works in a traditional kitchen, a modern kitchen, as well as a farmhouse kitchen. A matte black finish is such a popular trend because of its versatility.

It gives a clean and elegant look. While it is certainly a personal preference, if you want to go one step further, a black faucet can also complement the overall classic look of your kitchen design.

black kitchen faucet hardware with white counters and oak cabinets.
How To Make Oak Cabinets Look Modern

Warmer Option To Matte Black

If you like the idea of darker hardware, but don’t want to commit 100% to matte black, consider oil-rubbed bronze pulls and knobs. You can even see how our friends at Making Manzanita were able to pull off a cohesive look with dark cabinets and hardware.

dark cabinet hardware on dark wood cabinets in kitchen.
Photo Credit: Manmakingmanzanita.com

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas

Beyond traditional cabinet knobs and bar pulls, you might want to investigate different shapes of finger pulls for your upper cabinets, and use cup pulls or bin pulls for your cabinet drawers.

Leather pulls are quickly becoming a great option for upper cabinet fronts. A simple search online will give you an endless variety of cabinet hardware options. 

collage of black hardware pulls, knobs and handles with text modern matter black cabinet hardware.
You can shop this hardware collection with this LTK collage.
  1. Ronna Matte Black Open Knob from Crate and Barrel
  2. Frances Cabinet Knobs from Pottery Barn
  3. Frances Drawer Pulls from Pottery Barn
  4. Matte Black Drawer Pull from Home Depot
  5. Modern Cabinet Knobs from Lowe’s
  6. Pull Bar Handle from Home Depot

Keep It Simple, Measure First

Remember to keep it simple.  You don’t want to have to drill new holes into your cabinets and drawers and use the holes that are already there.

Measure the distance between the holes on your current cabinet drawer before buying replacements.  You’ll find that not all cabinet handles are the same length, especially if you are updating an older kitchen design. 

You can even spray paint your old hardware to match your next aesthetic. You can see how we were able to update plated stainless handles using spray paint.

supplies used to paint hardware handles for cabinets.

Stay Consistent

If you have a smaller kitchen and want a classic look, stay consistent with the choices.  If you have a larger kitchen with an island, you can use different types of black pulls on the island, than you use on the lower cabinets throughout your kitchen.

oak kitchen cabinets with new white island and stainless steel appliances.

Ways To Save When Buying Cabinet Hardware

  • Shop sales. You normally can find cheaper versions of designer hardware and no one will know the difference. You can get solid metal hardware for cheaper than you think.
  • Spray paint what you already have
  • Buy in bulk. In the kitchen pictured above, they purchased this 30-pack of handles and these knobs from Amazon to help stay on budget.

Matte Black Hardware From Home Depot

These options ranged from $3.50-$6 per piece. They are all solid and heavy metal. You do not have to special order these styles. Some you can even buy in a contractor pack to save even more.

5 different matte black hardware pulls, knobs and handles with text overlay Home Depot hardware.
  1. Classic Bell Knob
  2. Dual Mount Cup Pull
  3. T-Style Knob
  4. Unity Knob
  5. 3″ Classic Edge Pull

Hardware FAQs

Is matte black the same as bronze?

Oil-rubbed bronze is similar to matte black but has a warmer dark tone. A lot of times, you will see two different colors with oil-rubbed bronze whereas matte black hardware will all be the same color. zoomed in few of oil rubbed bronze hardware handle on cabinet.

What does it mean to be a matte finish?

This refers to the sheen or shine. Matte-finish items have a dull or flat finish and don’t have any shine at all.

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Just stay consistent with the color and finish, and you’ll have a custom kitchen in no time at all!

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