Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Walker Woodworking, managing day to day operations, and marketing. Stacey has helped many clients create their dream space.

Hardware Trends for 2021

While we are a custom cabinet maker, hardware plays a big part in what we do, after all you can’t have one without the other. Hardware always adds the finishing touch to the cabinets and helps make them functional for everyday use. We always say that it is the jewelry to our cabinets and just like jewelry there are trends that come and go. Hardware has come a long way over the years and there are so many options available now that there is a style for everyone. As we go into the new year we thought it would be helpful to share some of the popular hardware trends available in 2021 so that you can make the best decision for your project.

Hardware Trends in Styles for 2021

There are so many options available to homeowners now and suited for every area of the home, from the office to the kitchen. Here are some of the forecasted style hardware trends

  • Latches: 2021 will see a continued rise in popularity of this style especially when it comes to hardware for drawers. They are a beautiful compliment to the farmhouse look and give an elegant feel to any space.
  • Bar: this will remain a top choice among homeowners, not only is it practical but it gives cabinets a classic look. It goes with multiple design styles as well making it a good choice.
  • Oversized: hardware in this category range from 6 to 21 inches with the biggest ones being used as appliance pulls. Oversized give you more room to grab making it easier to open doors and drawers, especially in the kitchen.
  • Backplate: this is a piece that is installed flush against a cabinet and highlights the hardware placed against it.

One thing that is important to consider when choosing hardware for a space is the purpose. Be sure to talk with your designer about the specific needs of the area so that they can help you select hardware that is perfectly suited for it.

Hardware Trends in Finishes for 2021

Hardware finishes can transform a space and provide a stunning contrast to the design. There has been a shift over the years that has broadened the options, but here are the 2021 hardware trends predictions.

  • Black matte: nothing contrasts better or makes as bold a statement against white cabinets as black matte (flat). Many homeowners are finding this to be a beautiful compliment plus an amazing focal point.
  • Oil rubbed brass: brass has been trending for some time but this option has made it a sought after choice. It is elegant as a metal but not bold. It also goes well with wood cabinets.
  • Natural finishes: this option is unique as it pairs natural materials such as wood with enough of another element to make it stand out but still complement the space.

Mix it up in 2021

Over the last few years homeowners have broken with traditions and started mixing and matching with their hardware choices. Knobs paired with pulls and latches matched with handles. The hardware trends have caught up to many of the manufacturers so that they offer multiple finishes in a variety of options allowing you to mix and match to your heart’s content. This allows even more functionality as well since drawers do better with cup pulls and cabinets work best with pulls and knobs. Click here to see a project where the homeowner utilized different hardware choices to create a beautiful finished kitchen. Your designer can help you during the selection process and show you hardware that suits your specific needs and preferences.

Ready to update?

2021 is the perfect year to give your home a little extra love and updating the hardware is a great start whether it is for a home renovation or new construction. Our team, up to date on the latest hardware trends, are ready to assist you in finding that perfect piece and add a bit of you to your home. Send us some of your inspiration photos and then schedule a time to meet with one of our experienced designers. You can message us here. Let’s ring in the new with 2021!