interiors & styling: Brass Kitchen Cabinetry Hardware

We are currently in the middle of a kitchen renovation, so I have been busy scouring the internet for inspiration to help me get through the not-so-fun stage of living in a constant mess. If you have been through a similar renovation, you know exactly what I mean. I have to continually remind myself to keep my eye on the prize… in the end I know the outcome will be worth the wait! In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share some of my inspiration- a roundup of the best brass kitchen cabinetry hardware I’ve found online.


First up, bar pulls! I’m attracted to simple, sleek pulls like the ones below. They look especially amazing against the dark cabinetry for a high contrast aesthetic.

01: Canfield Drawer Pull // 02: Lewis Brass Bar // 03: Brushed Satin Brass Pull // 04: Champagne Thin Square Pull // 05: Plated Pull Bar // 06: Bronze Bamboo Pull // 07: Liberty Brass Bar Pull // 08: Mission Drawer Pull

I’m really loving the oversized industrial pull… it’s unexpected and different from what we typically see floating around the internet. It’s an updated look that feels sophisticated and substantial, yet feminine.

Next up, bin pulls… or cup pulls. The shape of this hardware gets me every time- they’re so much fun! Bin pulls add dimension and interest, without the pain of installation that comes with a recessed pull. I think the upcoming hardware trend to look for will be elongated pulls- super long and skinny (like the first image in this post).

01: Mission Bin Pull // 02: Brass Canopy Cup Pull // 03: Oversized Drawer Pull // 04: Classic Hardware Cup Pull // 05: Streamlined Cast Brass Pull // 06: Brass Awning Cup Pull // 07: Empire Bin Cabinet Pull // 08: Hammered Bin Pull

Speaking of shape and depth, I think it’s very important to mix cabinetry hardware depending on the function. Take Sarah’s kitchen for example… the knobs are super functional on the doors below, while the bin pull is perfect for the small drawer. Some doors or drawers require two pieces of hardware, while others require only one. Mixing is a good thing! Just be sure to maintain consistent spacing, placement, finish, and scale.

Last but not least, my favorite brass knobs… there are so many options it can be a little daunting. The trick is to take into consideration your cabinetry door style. Sarah’s shaker style cabinetry above looks great with simplistic hardware, while the detailed doors below are complimented by intricate, faceted knobs with brass backplates.

01: Brass Hex Knob // 02: Traditional Brass Oval Knob // 03: Mid Century Brass Knob // 04: Staub Brass Knob // 05: Faceted Ory Brass Knob // 06: Mother-of-Pearl Brass Knob // 07: Solid Brass Square Knob // 08: Equestrian Brass and Leather Knob

Which type of hardware do you prefer? Any standouts from the roundup? I’m partial to number eight in the brass knob collage above. It’s a great new take on the leather pulls that have become so popular. I love the idea of mixing brass and leather… this hardware looks very balanced and elegant!

image sources: alyssa rosenheck photography / chelsea petaja / buster and punch / heidi pron / christopher burns


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