Refresh Your Kitchen with Elevated Metal Accents

March 23, 2023

While kitchen trends are constantly changing, you don’t need a full remodel to upgrade your kitchen. You can make many simple changes to switch up the look and feel of your space.


Not sure where to start? Try updating metal hardware.


Kitchen hardware is often an afterthought, but it’s truly the finishing touch that ties any kitchen together. Plus, it’s a quick way to enhance your cabinets.


“Cabinet hardware can be like jewelry in a room, providing that little bit of sparkle and interest,” said Emily Munroe of San Francisco-based design firm Studio Munroe.


Here are a few simple ways to elevate your kitchen with new metal hardware:


●     Mix and Match Styles - Mixing and matching handle shapes can add visual interest to your space without throwing your design into disarray. Just be sure to keep varying shapes all in the same metal and finish.

●     Incorporate Stone Handles - Add a pop of color to your kitchen with metal pulls featuring a natural stone, such as Amazonite. While these may not be practical for your entire kitchen, they can add a playful element near a wet bar or pantry.

●     Try Exposed Hinges - Exposed hinges are uncommon, which is why they can create a dramatic statement in the kitchen. For dark cabinets, try light stainless steel hinges. And for light cabinets, opt for dark brushed copper or brass hinges.

●     Use Oversized Shapes - Make a statement in your kitchen with oversized pulls, which can add interest to classic detailing.We love large brass pulls against classic white cabinets.


If you change the metal hardware in your kitchen, don’t forget about switchplates. Switchplates may be hidden on your backsplash or island — you may want to update them to complement your new hardware. In addition to pulls and hinges, consider other metal elements in your kitchen, like faucets, fixtures, and appliances.


Want to make an eye-catching statement? A custom metal range hood may be just what your kitchen needs. Depending on the style of your space, you can try matching your hardware and range hood to all metal elements. However, many designers agree mixing metals is effective, especially if you follow the 80/20 rule.


Do you want to upgrade the metal pulls or range hood in your kitchen? Contact our team today! We can create custom metal cabinet pulls and range hoods for any kitchen and help bring your vision to life.


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