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replacing cabinet hardware

29 days ago

Painting our cabinets white. Would replacing pulls with the pictured ones make a difference?

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  • 29 days ago

    without seeing the entire kitchen hard to tell but I would probably say yes

  • 29 days ago

    Walls and cabinets will be sw alabaster white.

  • 29 days ago

    Will the island be white? Don't think the ORB will work well with the cherryit is now

  • 29 days ago

    Our goal is to eventually replace the island, so we didn't bother. Why, do you think it would improve the look if it were white?

  • PRO
    29 days ago

    See my answer on your other post.

  • 29 days ago

    Thank you!!

  • 29 days ago

    Gold hardware would look better as your island seems to have gold hardware.

  • 29 days ago

    Could try some clear acrylic or crystal hardware too for a touch of glam

  • 29 days ago

    I currently have oil bronze.

  • 29 days ago

    The proposed ones look like crud collectors.

  • 28 days ago

    Also considering these

  • 28 days ago

    I think oil rubbed bronze is going to look like little dark slash marks against the white. I'd go with a lighter metal - chrome, nickel, brass. I second the crud collector concern. And yes, I think your kitchen would look much better with the island painted white as well. If you are replacing it within a year, don't bother to paint it. But within 2 years - I'd certainly paint it.

  • 28 days ago

    Kendrah we were considering painting it blk, but decided to just wait until we replace it altogether.

  • 28 days ago

    We're going with oil rubbed bronze because all of our fixtures are that color.

  • 28 days ago

    I think it’s ok to mix metals between your light fixtures and pulls. But if you’re concerned about coordinating with your ORB fixtures but interested in other finishes, you could consider Emtek Select, which lets you pick different finishes for the center bar and the posts. You can also choose between knurled and smooth bars. Just sharing in case you’re interested!

    https://www.myknobs.com/pdp/emtek-select-knurled-cabinet-pull/emtek-84055recus10bsmus15/emtek-6-centers-rectangular-stem-in-oil-rubbed-bronze-and-smooth-bar-in-satin-nickel

  • PRO
    28 days ago

    I actually like the look of dark hardware on white cabinets and have it in both my primary home and vacation home. I don't think it looks like "slash" marks at all. It gives it a casual and frankly, more interesting look, especially in a large kitchen with all white cabinets. Nickel and brass seem a bit more formal to me. But that's just my take on it.

    The hardware I've used is RH oil-rubbed bronze and Rejuvenation oil-rubbed bronze. Both are almost black, and have held up very well for over 10 years. I also have black lighting fixtures in the rooms.

  • PRO
    28 days ago

    Hi, Don't know if I missed any notes regarding the island and countertops being replaced? Are you keeping the countertops? Just trying to get the gist of everything that is staying. What is the style/decor of the rest of your home?

  • 28 days ago

    Yes, unfortunately counters and island are staying. We plan to replace them eventually, but not for 5+ years. We like a transitional/traditional style. I'll include some pics of my space.

  • 28 days ago

    Thank you for your input Diane!

  • 28 days ago

    My pulls are from Knobs4Less. Brand is Rusticware and they have held up well. We needed more than one size pull, so having different size specifics reduced our options. They are ORB. No sharp edges.

    We used knobs on the upper doors.

  • 28 days ago

    They're beautiful!!

  • 28 days ago

    Depending on the height of the people who use the kitchen, and the height of the drawers - those t bars will (eventually, given enough time) eat some of your pants.


    The first time they caught and ripped a pair of shorts, I forgave them and said I'd be more careful. But then they caught and wrecked my most favorite pair of yoga pants ever - and that is the day they were banished.


    YMMV, of course. :-)

  • PRO
    28 days ago

    Love your kitchen Red!

  • 28 days ago

    I ran to Home Depot to see how the style looks in my kitchen. I don't have my doors on yet, but here are a couple of pics. What do you think? These are blk. I need to order oil rubbed bronze.

  • 28 days ago



    RedRyder you kitchen is gorgeous and I love your hardware!




    @Ac lb I detest the T-bar knobs.... I have not ripped any clothing but I find them to get tugged on things. We foolishly put them in our bathroom a few years ago. Big regret. They will disappear after the reno.


    Have you seen these...


    Cosmas 4389ORB Oil Rubbed Bronze 3” CTC Cabinet Pull · More Info




    Square Cabinet Pull Style 8864, Oil Rubbed Bronze, 3.5"-89mm · More Info






    Cosmas 7714-128FB Flat Black Cabinet Pull · More Info




    Cosmas 1481-96FB Flat Black Modern Contemporary Cabinet Pull · More Info


  • 28 days ago

    I think I found something that'll work!

  • 28 days ago

    Those will work! I like the metal - it’s “brushed” looking.

    Thank you @Boxerpal for the compliment on my kitchen.

  • 28 days ago

    Thank you Red Ryder!! One last question- I'm replacing the ones pictured. Do you think it'll still make an impact?

  • 27 days ago

    Okay ladies... one more question! Which style do you think would look best-wider base or smaller?

  • 27 days ago

    I went with these. They'll arrive tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

  • 27 days ago

    I’m biased! My kitchen is SW Creamy with ORB handles so I love the combination. Here’s what the whole room looks like.

  • 27 days ago

    Wow, your kitchen is gorgeous!! Thank you for the encouragement and guidance!!

  • 26 days ago

    They came in! Here is an idea of what they'll look like. They're very similar to my current pulls, but I still think they'll make a difference. What do you think?

  • 24 days ago

    Thank you all for helping me out so far!
    They've started to install our kitchen. Still waiting on the doors. We need to select different rectangular handles as the bases of the ones I ordered were too small.
    I have one more question- we're replacing the hinges for smaller , less ornate ones. Would you go with oil bronzed ones as pictured or paint them white to blend in more? Thank you in advance!!

  • PRO
    24 days ago

    I kind of like exposed hinges, so I would leave them as is. Also is that one of your original pulls in photo #1? It looks absolutely fine so that's something else I would leave as is--just reinstall them when the doors go back up.

    Are you painting the island as well?

  • 24 days ago

    Thank you. I'd like to also replace the pulls with something a bit more rectangular and simple.

  • PRO
    24 days ago

    Ok, was just a suggestion--you do you.

  • 24 days ago

    I like what you decided on. I had the t-bar stainless in my white Shaker kitchen with black Virginia Mist/Jet Mist counters, but decided to change to black in a style very similar to the ones you chose. I liked the clean look with no “backplate” against the wood. The simpler ones look more updated but still work with our transitional house.

  • 17 days ago

    My husband wants black pulls now... which style do you like most?

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