It's important to make sure your bar pulls coordinate with the handles on your appliances. Not only should the colors look good together, but the shapes have to be complementary. Drastically different shapes can give the kitchen a cluttered feel, likely the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
While some opt solely for functionality, others like to make a statement. Especially in an ultramodern space, an oversized handle that takes up almost the entire drawer or cabinet can add loads of personality.
Choosing the right length is key. Too small and they get lost in the cabinet. Too large, you run the risk of hardware overload. We suggest marking the cabinet with a piece of painter's tape in the size you are considering and living with it for a few days. And, of course, do just a few cabinets or drawers first to make sure the size is right before committing to the entire room.
Once you've chosen a pull, you'll have to decide whether to mount it vertically or horizontally. Typically, drawer pulls are mounted horizontally while cabinet pulls are vertical, but that trend is changing. Horizontal pulls are being used more and more on cabinets, adding a touch of the unexpected.
The majority of bar pulls are stainless, but polished brass pull can be beautiful, especially in a more traditional kitchen. And since every room needs a touch of black, you could try a bar pull in black or even bronze.
While sticking with bar pulls throughout the kitchen is fine, it's also great to mix it up. A beautiful knob or cup handle can add diversity and interest.
Don't limit yourself to the kitchen: Bar pulls make a statement anywhere in the house that a stylish handle is needed. On hallway built-ins, playroom toy boxes or office file cabinets, they add a chic twist instead of simply blending in.