When it comes time to update your kitchen, replacing the cabinet hardware is a wonderful way to start. What color door hardware is popular though? Frankly it does not matter; there are colors out there to suit any taste. Door hardware is available in every possible size shape color and finish.
Here are a few of your options:
Size: You need hardware that will match the door dimensions. If you have a massive set of oak cabinets then you'll want heavier hardware that will not be dwarfed by the doors. Consider a set of black wrought iron handles. On the other hand light airy windowed cabinets need a daintier set of handles. Here you would go with small knobs such as an off white porcelain. It's pretty easy to eyeball what size you need.
Shape: For the most part shape is just a personal choice but there are a few guidelines to follow. For longer doors go for a vertical handle. This will keep the sight lines all straight. For wider cabinets use a horizontally placed handle. Once again this will draw the eye across the main feature of the door. If a cabinet is closer to square then knobs can be used without looking out of place.
Color: With so many options out there to choose from it can be hard to pin down just the right look for a door. Thanks to technology we all have cell phones with cameras on them. Why not take a picture of the cabinet? You can then just look at different handles hinges and such while shopping. Whip out the cell phone and see if it will be a match. Contrasting colors can work well on a flat single tone finish. On the other hand you can go with a matching color handle if you're looking to create a uniform solid front featured cabinet.
There are tons of options available. As a last resort just buy a handful of different colored handles and bring them home. You can temporarily attach them to the door with some double backed tape. Give it a few days to see if it's a color you like and that you think will work well with your cabinets. You can then just simply return the hardware you do not like back to the store and pick up the full supply of whatever color hardware you've finally decided on.
Finish: The finish is an important aspect to any cabinet. Do you want a shiny satiny finish or a rougher iron type? Once again it will depend on the type of cabinets you have. Sleeker finishes need smoother handles is a good rule of thumb. An antique enameled cabinet will work much better with a matching enamel handle than a wood or steel one.
What color door hardware is popular? The color that best fits your home. Door hardware comes down to four components, color, finish, shape, and size. The combination of these is what will give you the perfect hardware for your cabinetry.