Get a Handle on It: New Cabinet Handle Trends

By Martin Hart on Wed 04 March 2020


The kitchen is the heart of the home and design trends are always changing - so why not let Hart Wholesale help you get a handle on new kitchen trends? If you want to deliver an on-trend kitchen for your clients, then nothing updates cabinets faster than new handles. The smallest detail can deliver a big impact - but only if you know what's hot and what's not.

Change Up Materials

Your clients are no longer limited in their choice of materials when it comes to cabinet handles. For example the  Augusta bow handle is available in several finishes including antique copper. Copper has crossed over from cutting-edge bathroom design to the kitchen and can look absolutely stunning when paired with taps in the same material.

Otherwise, brass is having a comeback. What was once an old-fashioned choice is now absolutely up to date. Polished brass cup handles are a timeless style that work brilliantly with Shaker style cabinets - particularly cabinets finished in contemporary dark grey or black.

For something truly unique, opt for leather handles. These feel beautiful in the hand and work well with any kitchen style.

Consider Style

Obviously, the style of the kitchen you're installing will have an impact on the handles you choose, although mixing styles can sometimes work wonders to lift a conventional kitchen design.

In a more traditional kitchen, drop handles for the doors and knobs for the drawers are a charming and traditional choice.  Cage handles and knobsfrom the Omega range co-ordinate to create a traditional style with a twist, particularly if you opt for dramatic black against cream cabinets.

Slim rectangular bar handles in a sleek and elegant chrome or zinc finish look effortlessly contemporary.

If your client is a fan of industrial design but doesn't want to go the whole hog, then this texture handle in iron works well with a high-shine white kitchen to introduce an industrial element. If your client has opted for a more timeless and transitional kitchen style, then cabinet handles are the key to getting the details right. For example, Shaker handles and knobs are homely and comfortable, but choose unusual and contemporary finishes for maximum impact.


On the Horizon

Pastel colours are big news for kitchens at the moment and porcelain knobs in ice cream shades are the perfect complement. The most streamlined kitchens are now handle-free, making the Kato profile system the perfect choice to add definition and detail to any cutting-edge kitchen.


Working with your client, you can browse the entire range of cabinet handles for the stunning finish touch to any kitchen.


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