4 No-Fail Kitchen Hardware Combinations You Can Find at Home Depot

Emma Bazilian
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From House Beautiful

Even if you already have a Pinterest board's worth of kitchen inspiration in mind, finding that perfect cabinet hardware combination can be a ridiculously daunting task. (SO. MANY. OPTIONS.) But sourcing pieces that work together is easier than you think—and you don't have to drop half your budget on them, either. To prove it, House Beautiful contributor Eddie Ross headed to his local Home Depot to curate a quartet of no-fail hardware suites that look designer-level but without the custom price tag. Whether you're looking to add a bit of glamour to your kitchen or you're more about sleek and simple, you can't go wrong with any of these four amazing looks.

The Look: Bold Black

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Whether your cabinets are ultra-minimalist or more traditional Shaker-style, simple black hardware is a great way to create an edgier look. Stick to a matte finish when you're working with black—anything too shiny can veer into '80s territory.

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The Look: Glamorous Brass

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There's a reason that the brass hardware trend is still going strong: just like a pair of gold earrings, the warm-toned metal is endlessly flattering. We love how it pops against a dark finish (especially jewel tones), but it looks equally chic against classic white or beige.

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The Look: Texture and Shine

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Looking for something neutral but not too basic? Try pieces with high-shine nickel or clear elements. A bit of texture, whether it's bubbled glass or hammered metal, makes it seem more custom.

The Look: Neutral Nickel

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Sometimes your hardware doesn't need to be the star of the show, especially if you're using patterned tile or a striking shade of paint. Brushed nickel never fails in a supporting role—and the fact that it's not polished makes it more fingerprint-forgiving.

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