Textures For Kitchen Cabinet Pulls and Knobs
Not only must you select the material that you want your cabinets hardware made of, you must also decide on a texture that compliments your cabinet’s design. There are several unique ways to dress-up your hardware and cerate a distinct statement for your cabinets. Having an idea of the different available textures will make it easy to select the one that’s right for you.
Common texture options include:
- Distressed: A texture that outs dents and scratches on the surface of the material to create a feel classic look. It is commonly used for country and farmhouse kitchens.
- Hammered: Just like the name if it, this texture creates a hammered looked by making broad or narrow surface indentations. Commonly used for Arts & Crafts homes.
- Matte: This texture is very plain and dull. This surface is very subtle and will differ only upon the material used. For example, matte antique brass and copper knobs are great for period kitchens, while matte chrome and satin brass work better with contemporary spaces.
- Oil Rubbed: Generally applied to bronze. The hardware’s aged sheen will show through a charcoal-colored finish.
- Polished: Offers a reflective luster and smooth feel. Considered a bold look and is often used for bar areas and bathrooms. Satin: This texture falls between matte and polished options in terms of its patina.
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