Help me make hardware decisions.

helsharmarOctober 16, 2012

Our natural cherry cabinets are being installed, and I've chosen everything except the backsplash and hardware. The kitchen is craftsman style, and the faucets and pendant lights will be oil-rubbed bronze, although the finishes don't match exactly. Rejuvenation hardware has some cabinet hardware I like--I'm thinking pyramid knobs for cabinets and pulls for the drawers--and if I get OR bronze, it will match the pendants exactly because that's where we got them. Their OR bronze is very dark, almost black, and very matte. The kitchen also will have a fair amount of stainless steel--range, DW, microwave. Not sure why, but I'm struggling over the hardware finish. When I hold the OR bronze against the cherry, it just doesn't excite me. Maybe it's because it's sooooo matte, with no patina. I'm thinking of maybe going with burnished antique, which looks dark in the center and more brassy toward the edges, but I'm worried about introducing another finish that's nowhere else. And I need to remember that the cherry will darken a bit. Any suggestions? Has anyone else done this and regretted it (or loved it)?

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The RH ones will match and tie in together, If you are worried about it being too dark with a dark wood, try for something matte that will go with the appliances. Maybe a brushed nickel?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 12:54PM
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I wasn't considering RH. The wood is natural cherry, so it is as light as cherry gets, but new cherry darkens somewhat with age--not as much as stained. I know I want something darkish in hardware, just not sure which dark finish to go with.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 1:26PM
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