Market by Julia Stevens

Published on February 10, 2021

This week at Domino, we’re celebrating the heart—and workhorse—of the home: the kitchen. From up-and-coming cabinet styles to top-selling paints to try to just-dropped appliances, we’re serving up ideas for every type of budget. Check in daily to see what’s cooking.

During a kitchen reno, choosing kitchen cabinet hardware, something that should be a finishing touch to a huge project, can suddenly seem incredibly daunting. At the hardware store, rows of knobs and handles and pulls all start to blend together, and scrolling online can create a similar kind of decision fatigue.

But we’ve got you. Here, we’ve taken the guesswork out of the best kitchen cabinet and hardware pairings and narrowed it down to our five favorites. Each one is a cool spin on a classic design style, from farmhouse to glam, so you’re sure to find one that will work in your space, no matter your square footage or budget. 

Beadboard Cabinets + Iron Hardware

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Photography by Dustin Aksland; Design by Elizabeth Roberts

Say hello to the new modern farmhouse kitchen, where classic beadboard mingles with sleek iron. It’s the kind of soft-strong pairing that’s a total classic but also keeps things visually interesting.

Sage Green Cabinets + Brass Hardware

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Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg

Together, the year’s most popular cupboard shade and unlacquered brass add instant glamour to any size kitchen. And over time the metal will age into the perfect patina.  

Monochrome Cabinets + Hardware

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Photography by Jessica Antola

DIY types and noncreatives alike won’t mind spending an afternoon color-matching bare wood hardware to cabinets with a coat of paint. The result? A one-shade effect that makes the hardware practically disappear. 

Wood Cabinets + Nickel Hardware

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Design by Naked Kitchens

A natural wood finish always makes nice with polished nickel. Why? Well, to paraphrase the great Paula Abdul, they go together because opposites attract. In this case, the warmth of the natural wood lets the silver sparkle. 

High-Gloss Cabinets + Transparent Hardware

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 Photography by Laura Resen; Design by Dan Fink

Whether it’s Lucite or crystal, a see-through handle or knob really lets a shiny cabinet, well, shine. 

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