Perfect Pairings: Top Knobs Guide to Coordinating Kitchen Finishes

In 2022, residential design will focus on creating cohesion throughout the kitchen. The best way to achieve a this is to  pair corresponding fixtures and finishes throughout your space. By incorporating metals of one chromatic scheme in the kitchen, you’ll establish a greater sense of stability and structure in a room where an abundance of activity occurs each day.

With so many details to consider, it can often become difficult to begin the accessory selection process. We recommend it’s best to start with the defining features of a kitchen’s design:  the appliances and cabinet hardware.

Whether your interior style leans more towards keeping up with current trends or you find yourself recreating vintage designs, we’re offering insight on curating the perfect finish scheme.

Read on as we explore the leading finish options from top appliance brands and our complementing hardware to complete the look.

Age of Bronze

Shades of gold are having a moment in kitchens this year. Pops of brass make a bold statement and bring attention to areas that can often be overlooked. Café Appliances summons serious elegance to the kitchen by adding Brushed Bronze accessories to their expansive selection of ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and more.

When placed in line with cabinetry adorned with our Honey Bronze or Brushed Bronze knobs and pulls, the synthesis of golden hues emits an illuminating brilliance that will cast a soft glow across the entire kitchen.

The New Neutral

Subtle variations of silver embellishments welcome a sense of simplicity and serenity to kitchens. Bridging the gap between modern metallics and classic polishes is a finish that quite literally falls in the gray area. Our Ash Gray and Patina finishes lend an air of sophistication to interiors while remaining in the neutral zone.

Sub Zero Wolf’s answer to a unified style is their delectable Stainless Steel, the standard base choice across all range models. When paired with our daring charcoal-toned decorative hardware, the result is powerful. The slight nuances in color inflection establish balance and harmony in the heart of the home.

Revisiting Timeless Metals

No matter the shape or size, all chef-worthy kitchens have one trait in common – a timeless design scheme. With polished finishes always on-trend, Monogram Appliances refreshes this time-honored metal with a dramatic edge. The Monogram Dual Fuel and All-Gas ranges are all meticulously crafted from one piece of high-sheen stainless steel that covers the cooktop and control panel and are further enhanced with backlight knobs.

Coordinating this precision in appliance technology with our Polished Chrome or Polished Nickel cabinet hardware will craft a kitchen of unmatched detail that is sure to reflect the delicious meals prepared in an equally appetizing space.

Matte and Modern

Matte and flat blacks have long been a stand-out among designers and homeowners aspiring to curate an interior full of high-impact style. This chic and refined varnish satisfies all decor genres, from farmhouse to ultra-contemporary.

To conjure this opulent pigment to residential kitchens, La Cornue invites Brilliant Black and Matte Black as color options for its luxurious Cornufé range and hood collection. These two delectable obsidian coatings leave something to be desired when united with our fan-favorite Flat Black.

Beautifully Brushed

A subtle alternative to its glistening chrome and polished counterparts, brushed nickel fixtures enhance kitchens with its satin and velvety surface. As a staple option for many kitchen appliances and accessories, the textured appearance of this decorative veneer is the top choice for those who wish to outfit their kitchen with versatile pieces that transition with the ever-evolving nature of interior design trends.

With over 1,000 color combinations across their growing line of range, refrigeration and ventilation products, Bluestar is an expert when it comes to design flexibility.  By installing any of Bluestar’s unique appliances in a kitchen with our Brushed Satin Nickel knobs and pulls, the possibilities become limitless in the realm of kitchen design.

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Top Knobs’ Trending Decorative Finishes

Designing a home has never been more exciting. Whether you’re starting a new build or simply redesigning a room, there are more options than ever to bring a space to life.

From material selection to color palette coordination, and every detailed decision big or small, the art of interior decorating allows designers and homeowners to explore their creative roots and infuse each project with dynamism and energy.

At Top Knobs, we believe your home should reflect your personal style and when it comes to furnishings, we say “let the fixtures do the talking”. With over 30 finish options, our knobs and pulls coordinate with schemes to become the finishing touch that completes every design.

Read on as we sound off on our top finishes that are trending this season:

Flat Black

Flat Black has become the go-to decorative hardware finish for designers and homeowners over the last few years and is still proving to reign supreme.

Always in style, this opulent shade pairs well with every vision ranging from traditional to contemporary and style in between.

Ash Gray

Invite drama to interiors without completely going to the dark side dark by adorning cabinetry with decorative hardware in Ash Gray.

A luxe alternative to the deep black finishes that have been trending in home design, this charcoal pigment creates a moody ambiance that complements a range of colors.

Honey Bronze

A perfect marriage of old-world brass and modern gold, Honey Bronze lends a chic twist to the time-honored aurous hue.

Warm, inviting and deliciously captivating, Honey Bronze hardware establishes a relaxing atmosphere to be relished for years to come.

Polished Nickel

Illuminating and refined, Polished Nickel adds classical charm to interior spaces.

Its adaptive color and lustrous surface make it a desirable option for cabinet drawers and doors as well as appliances.

Brushed Satin Nickel

A cool alternative to its polished counterpart, Brushed Satin Nickel lends a smooth velvety finish to kitchen and bath cabinetry.

This versatile hue can be paired with a wide variety of color palettes and decor making it a popular choice for today’s modern designs. 

Oil Rubbed Bronze

Inspired by the glamour of vintage design, decorative hardware in Oil Rubbed Bronze invites a rich and luxurious ambiance to interior environments.

When placed upon cabinetry in a room filled with natural light, Oil Rubbed Bronze instantly catches the eye with its striking metallic sheen.

Tuscan Bronze

With influences rooted in traditional Italian design, Tuscan Bronze elevates a room with deep amber undertones that instantly brighten up cabinetry with a shimmering glow.

Highlighted with nuances of copper accents, knobs and pulls in this ocher overtone blanket interiors in a cozy atmosphere.

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Hidden Gems: 6 Spaces to Enhance with Decorative Hardware

When incorporating decorative hardware into the home, two rooms instantly come to mind, the kitchen and bath. Traditionally, knobs and pulls were placed on cabinetry in these spaces as a finishing touch that adds personality and style to the room.

Today, we’re going to share a little secret about decorative hardware that will cast an alluring impact on the entire home…

Are you ready?

Decorative hardware can be installed in every room!

The right knobs and pulls have the power to transform any room or piece of furniture into a custom creation.

Step out of your kitchen and bath comfort zones and read on for inspiration as we share six spaces to enhance with decorative hardware.

Glamorized Closets

Replicate your favorite clothing store by spicing up your closet.

If space allows, add in a charming dresser embellished with jewelry-inspired knobs and pulls. The Crystal collection is perfect for closets. Place a clothing rack at its side to make outfit curation a breeze.

If short on space, install custom shelves to neatly house apparel. Install glamourous hooks from the Ryland collection to display accessories.

Soothing Entertainment Settings

Movie nights are about to become a bit more dramatic.

As the focal point of most living rooms, the entertainment console demands attention. Give it the facelift it deserves by dressing it with decorative pieces that won’t go unnoticed.

Warm bronze tones are a great option for this room. The Honey Bronze finish establishes a calming vibe for those cozy nights in.

Dynamic Dining Rooms

Impress the guests at your next dinner party by serving more than a delicious meal. Dazzle them by decorating the room with statement-making hardware.

From buffet tables and credenzas to china cabinets, each piece of furniture beacons its own set of knobs and pulls that will transform it into a conversation piece.

The Brixton series works like magic in this room. The captivating details found on the knobs and pulls effortlessly draw the eyes in.

Enchanting Entryways

The foyer is the first glimpse guests have of your home.

Leave a lasting impression on each person who walks through the door by designing an inviting space. Set the tone with a series of built-ins where visitors can take a seat, remove their coat or shoes and make themselves comfortable in your home.

Enhance this space even more by adding functional storage accessorized by stylish and modern Flat Black pulls. This will provide guests with a safe space to store their belongings.

Chef Worthy Pantries

The pantry is the perfect area to be adventurous and experiment with design.

Although hidden, the pantry is an extension of the kitchen and arguably one of the most used sections of this part of the home. As a place reserved for meal prepping, it should spark creativity and flavor and serve as an inspiration for recipes.

In this room, opt for a daring cabinet color, one that you’ve always wanted to try, then take the look one step further with contrasting knobs or pulls for added interest.

Elevated Nooks

Be it the end of a hallway, the unused side of a kitchen or a large blank wall, there’s always an unused section of the home begging for some TLC.

Whether you plan for a small workspace, reading corner or crafting zone, transforming this unused space into a beloved spot is simple.

Start with a fresh coat of paint to define the space, personalize with wall decor and add in a piece of furniture that fits your needs. Accessorize the space even further by upgrading the hardware on your furniture selection. The Hopewell pulls are sure to make a statement that will complete your space.

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Experimenting with Shapes: Top Knobs Guide to Designing with Geometrics

Geometric shapes are resurfacing once again as a top trend in interior design. From tessellating patterns to dimensional details, abstract elements are a great way to freshen up a space with modern flair.

While the whimsical layers of multilateral decor can often be hypnotic and add huge impact to a room, coordinating one-of-a-kind furnishings can often be overwhelming. Take a subtle approach to this funky trend and find your perfect shape with decorative hardware from Top Knobs.

With unique pieces enhanced by sharp angles and curved lines and exaggerated silhouettes, Top Knobs offers distinctly designed offerings that help inspire thoughtfully designed interiors full of balance and harmony.

Round

Circular fixtures help create warm and inviting settings and complement a range of interior styles. The smooth curves of sphere-shaped pieces like our Kinney knob soften the boxy look of cabinetry while the bowed edges of the Oval Long Slot pull add a posh touch.

Squared

Invite symmetry to kitchens and bathrooms with the sleek, even lines of square-shaped hardware. The uniformity of the knobs and pulls in our Channing Series allows designers and homeowners to play with the geometry of a space while adding a refined sense of style to interiors.

As one of the most common shapes found in the home, rectangular accessories are extremely versatile and evoke a sense of comfort. Our Quilted pull, ups the ante of this familiar shape with its diamond weave surface while the thick body of our Modern Metro pull creates a harmonious layering effect when placed parallel against cabinet drawers and doors. 

Hexagonal

Thanks to its connection with nature, six-sided decorative elements play a vital role in creating peaceful, zen-like environments. When placed upon cabinetry our Spectrum knobs or Emerald pulls instantly light up a room with positive energy.

Asymmetrical

Craft designs full of interest and wonder with oblique decorative ornaments that keep the eye moving. The zigzagging features of knobs and pulls in our Sanctuary and Sanctuary II collections elevate simple cabinetry and shelving into stunning conversation pieces.

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How to Expertly Mix Metals in the Home

There are many tried and true rules for home décor that most abide, but one thing that isn’t so far fetched is the idea to mix and match metals where you reside.

Black, brass, chrome, nickel and bronze, with so many options to choose, picking the right metal for your home can be a difficult process. Rather than dwelling on the right metallic finish for your space, consider mixing them up! Designers and homeowners alike are opting for this contrasting trend to add interest and depth for a one-of-a-kind look.

 

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With over 37 different hardware and bath accessory finishes, Top Knobs has the perfect combination of metallics to complete the look of any space and style. Read on as we explore this popular trends and share tips to incorporate mixed metals in each room of the home.

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place for gathering and entertaining, therefore thoughtful space planning is required to ensure a kitchen is both inviting and highly functional. When incorporating mixed metals in the kitchen, we recommend beginning with a neutral color pallet. The key to mixing metals in the kitchen is layering. To achieve this look, divide your space into horizontal or vertical sections and select a different metal for each area.

 

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The living room is where designers and homeowners become creative and let their personal style shine. We suggest a bold look by coordinating the contrasting metals with different accessories and elements in the same finishes to emphasize the daring look and draw attention to the design details.

 

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Mixing metals can be a fun experiment in the bedroom but it does require some planning and structure. Bedrooms are a place for relaxation and their design should never be overwhelming. We advise choosing a dominant metal for your furniture then introducing a second metal subtly through accessories and accent pieces. We recommend incorporating no more than two metals in the bedroom for a cohesive look.

 

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Bathrooms used to be a space reserved for chrome and nickel finishes. With brass and bronze leading the finish trend this year, the bathroom has become the ideal spot to harmonize warm and cool tones. This look requires a thoughtful balance that shifts away from the traditional matchy look. Try opting for a cool silver tone as the base for your plumbing and cabinetry hardware and pairing it with warm bronze accents and bath accessories for a style will co-exist.

 

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