Choosing knobs and pulls is not as easy as riding a bicycle.

There are always a surprising amount of options to make, and selecting the proper knobs and pulls for cabinets is frequently something that is difficult for people. The possibilities for design, size, and finish are endless, and many households require a well-thought-out mix of knobs, handles, and other hardware to get the desired aesthetic.

Yes you can mix and match knobs and handles. Some individuals find it difficult to pick between knobs and pulls, so they end up combining the two. In my opinion, the combination of these two is fantastic, providing just the appropriate amount of sophistication and elegance.
However, you must exercise caution when using these two. It may wind up appearing awful and shying away from the overall design.

The Perks of Using Mixing Knobs and Handles

I can think of many reasons why I may choose the combination for my kitchen cabinet and other cabinets.

1. Aesthetic and design

Mixing different types of hardware may offer home décor a lot of individuality while also adding modest aesthetic intrigue. In a kitchen, for example. You may want to avoid the monotony of using the same handle on every single door and drawer, especially in a bigger kitchen. Mixing offers your house a more distinct and one-of-a-kind sense of style.

When you mix and match knobs and handles in your house, it seems as if you have chosen your design with care. Mixing and matching may add interest to the appearance of your cabinet furniture.

2. Purpose and Functionality

Some cabinets are more suited to particular types of hardware than others from a practical viewpoint.
Some cabinets benefit from handles, while others benefit from knobs.
In a kitchen, for example, circular knobs are used for swinging doors, bin pulls are used for pullout drawers, a tiny handle is used for a flip-up door above the drink station, and huge handles are used for the paneled fridge.

Because none of these hardware solutions would be the best ergonomic choice for every application, combining them makes perfect sense.

Functionality, as well as the ease of use of these knobs and handles, are critical. Choose the best choice for you.

Secret to Getting the Right Hardware Mix

So, how do you combine your cabinet hardware in such a way that everything makes functional sense while still being attractive and well-organized? A lot of it will ultimately come down to personal preference and comfort, but here are some principles to assist simplify the decision-making process.

Always Select a single finish. Although it is possible to coordinate cabinet hardware in different finishes, mixing different forms of knobs and pulls in one matching finish is more easier and safer. This naturally provides all of the cabinet hardware a feeling of coherence and makes the distinctions between each type less obvious. Choosing one finish will help your home not to look disoriented and shabby.

Remember that the finish includes not only the material but also the texture and color. Both brushed brass and satin brass both have a golden tone, but they seem different due to various surface textures and, as a result, varying levels of shine. Use the same metal finish for your cabinet hardware and even other elements like light fixtures and switch plate covers for a more unified effect.

Consider the number of drawers and cabinet doors. Cabinet hardware looks best when utilized in numerous locations so that no one knob or handle looks peculiar. If you have many cabinet drawers, consider mixing knobs and handles. However, if the number of your cabinets is too little, think twice about mixing as it might not be the best option.