I’ve been debating about cabinet hardware for sooo looong, but didn’t feel like I could make a decision until I saw the cabinets and counters in our space. Now that the marble is in, I think I’ve got our cabinet hardware narrowed down: brushed brass or matte black drawer pulls.
Let’s be clear: I want them all. But it’s time for me to overcome my fear of commitment and pick one. While our blue and green tape handles are super classy, it’s time for something a little sturdier. I’ve checked out lots of hardware in person, searched online, and browsed my favorite kitchen photos to see what I like, but I still haven’t made up my mind. The only thing I’m totally sure about is skipping something in the nickel/chrome/silver range. I had that in my last house and just want something different. Plus I have plenty of those colors with our appliances. So I ordered samples of matte black and brushed brass. First up, the brass. Oh you brushed, beautiful, brass.
The drawer pulls from Schoolhouse Electric are dreamy. They also feel amazing – such a nice weight and shape. These pics just don’t do them justice (side note: now that summer is over, there will be a real dearth of all natural light photos – prepare your eyeballs).
I ordered a 6″ drawer pull because they were in stock and I wanted to see a sample, but I would consider going bigger. M and I both love them, but no one else we’ve polled in real life does. I know internet people feel otherwise. In the past week I’ve seen them around in this kitchen and this bathroom, and they look amaze. But I am a little worried they are just too fancy for our entire kitchen. In short, brushed brass drawer pull pros: beautiful, fancy, fun with metal mixing, and they might class the place up a bit. Cons: too fancy? Too much going on with all our stainless appliances, white, wood, slight industrial vibe, and chalkboard fridge? And pricey! I’d probably mix the handles with these ridiculously awesome knobs to curb the costs a bit.
Next up is matte black. I’ve narrowed it down to two options for these and each option comes in various lengths. In favor of a longer drawer pull is that it can just look so great in a kitchen (such as here). Dra-Ma. But is it too much drama?
Maybe not if I mixed in a neat little black knob. But then I really like the other (smaller) handle too – it is a little wider but still sleek.
Funny how some things are so easy to decide and others just take forever to come together in my head. So if you have a vote – clearly my mind’s not made up yet…