Whether you are planning on renovating your handles or simply upgrading, you should consider the finish of your handles. A handle or knobs finish is its color. Color is an important aspect because it brings life to your cabinet and cabinet hardware. You should know that color can  break or make the entire look of your kitchen cabinet or any other cabinet in your home.

I have come across people who love having a diverse range of finishes in their home. Each room can have different cabinet hardware finishes. I have also met some people who prefer matching finishes on each cabinet. The reality is that there are no hard and fast rules to follow. As they say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison. We have our own preferences and that is the beauty of diversity.

There are numerous types of finishes to choose from. Examples are Polished, satin, Chrome, and many more.

Is matching necessary?

It is not necessary for Knobs and handles to have a matching finish!

Like every other component of home design, practicality, as well as personal choice and style, must be considered. Nobody wants to add elements to their home that will make them stand out like a sore thumb. In other words, you want to make sure that the color and design of the knob or handle you select are appropriate for the space. This is why a divided finish is so popular among homeowners.

When you walk inside any house, you will notice that each room is unique. They each have their unique color scheme and design aesthetic. There is generally a similar thread that runs throughout the house. In other words, you won’t find a room with a Victorian theme and another with a rural theme. The entire house generally has the same primary concept with some personal touches to make each area unique.

When it comes to matching all of the handles in your home, this is typically considered a touch excessive. Especially if you have many levels. For example, the hardware on your cabinets upstairs does not have to be the same as the hardware on those downstairs. You may even choose one style of handle for your bedrooms and another for your bathrooms. This way, there is still some uniformity.

how to make different finishes work for you

Some people opt for splitting cabinet hardware finishes in different rooms. This is a popular choice because it meets all of your requirements. To begin with, the majority of the knobs or handles in your apartment will match. The pulls, on the other hand, will have a distinct finish on the inside of rooms such as your bathroom and kitchen. Certainly, it must be the same design, but you can use two different colors – one for the interior and one for the outside of the room.

When you approach the cabinets, their door handle will seem the same as the ones in the  rest of your house. When you close the door,  the color of the inner handle will match the design of the room, so you won’t have to worry about it clashing with the rest of your home.

If you don’t want to match the doorknobs in your home,  another alternative is to blend the cabinet hardware. Blending is mixing same style cabinet hardware but with different finishes. This looks so nice if it is done correctly.  For example, you may seek for a variety of designs that match the overall aesthetic of your cabinetry. If you have a modern home, you might select different nickel, stainless steel, or chrome handles for the numerous doors.