Explore Different Metal Styles for Your Cabinet Hardware

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Consider the benefits of different metal styles of cabinet hardware, including copper seen here.

Selecting metal cabinet hardware is a popular decision for many homeowners. Different metals can provide a classic, striking look that never goes out of style. However, there are many different metal styles of cabinet hardware to choose from, all of which have unique colors and features that set them apart. Before selecting your favorite type of cabinet knobs or pulls at WalterWorks Hardware, consider which may be best for your home design. 


Brass is commonly used for cabinet hardware, and has a warm yellow tone. Brass is one of the most affordable metal styles for your cabinet hardware and is typically used in traditional styles. However, it can also fit into some contemporary styles. When selecting brass hardware, you can choose between polished, unlacquered, and antique brass. 


Copper has a distinct reddish color that can be light or dark. Copper is a bit more costly than brass but still largely affordable. Copper hardware can fit in with various kitchen designs, including farmhouse designs, and add a pop of color to your kitchen. This material also has antimicrobial properties which makes it ideal for kitchens.

Stainless Steel 

Stainless steel is typically used for appliances but can sometimes be used for cabinet hardware. The silver tone of stainless steel makes this style especially suitable for contemporary and modern kitchen designs. 


Pewter is one of the rarer metal styles for cabinet hardware. It has a dull gray tone and is not quite as durable as stainless steel. This metal style fits best in traditional styles and can add a touch of unique elegance to your kitchen. 


Bronze cabinet hardware can add a sense of luxury to your kitchen design. Bronze fits in well with traditional and transitional designs and is one of the more expensive metal styles. However, many people admire the durable and timeless look of this metal. 


Chrome hardware is typically made with a metal core covered by a thin chromium veneer. It is highly durable and corrosion-resistant, which can be ideal for a humid environment of a kitchen. Chrome also reflects light and will add some dramatic flair to your kitchen. 


Nickel has a silvery-white color that is available in light to dark tones. Nickel is highly resistant to rust and corrosion and goes well with luxurious high-end kitchen designs. Its appearance resembles chrome, but the coloring is much warmer. Brushed nickel is especially popular, although the polished finishes are also very attractive. 

Matte Black Cabinet Hardware

Matte black hardware is an increasingly popular type of metal hardware. The matte style typically comes from the powder coating of metal. That makes the hardware durable and sturdy while providing a smooth surface for the smooth, matte black color finish that makes a strong impression on your kitchen design. 

Choose Your Home Hardware From WalterWorks

No matter what type of home hardware and decorative touches you choose, WalterWorks Hardware has the expertise and supplies you need. Residents throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the northern Virginia area love us for our fantastic hardware and unbeatable knowledge. For more information, please call us at (410) 263-9711 or contact us online. For more tips on choosing hardware for your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Pinterest.

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