Brass Kitchen Hardware Ideas + 5 Tips from Cliffside

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta #bluecabinets #brasshardware

For several years now, we have been seeing a resurgence in the popularity of brass hardware and finishes in the world of kitchen design. Two of my favorite kitchen designs in 2017 incorporated brass hardware, including the 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse (above) and interior designer Sarah Richardson’s own kitchen in her off-the-grid Ontario family home.

Today, we’re spotlighting some gorgeous kitchens with brass kitchen hardware in hopes of inspiring your own kitchen decor dreams and decorating ideas. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PIN THE INSPIRING KITCHEN DETAILS YOU LOVE so you can return to them on your Pinterest boards later and also share them with your friends! In addition to the parade of lovely kitchens with brass kitchen hardware, we will be treated to design wisdom about choosing kitchen hardware from a new to me source of beautiful hardware for kitchens and beyond, Cliffside Industries. (Cliffside is partnering with me today as a sponsor of Hello Lovely, yet all opinions expressed here are strictly my own.)

Cliffside recommends we keep in mind the following 5 Tips For Choosing Kitchen Hardware:

Nicole Davis Interiors White and Gold Kitchen with farm sink, rustic cutting boards, and #brasshardware

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Nicole Davis


Projection Matters.

Some handles and knobs will stick out further than others. If your kitchen is more spacious, this will likely be less of an issue, but if you’ve got limited space, choose hardware for base cabinets that doesn’t protrude too far beyond the countertop.


Grey butler's pantry with brass hardware | Mitchell Wall Architecture & Design

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Cabinetsdd

White and gray kitchen features a gray freestanding island topped with white marble illuminated by ...

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Decorpad


Weighty Issues.

The larger and heavier the drawer or door, the larger you’ll want the handle to be. All our hardware suites have a minimum of four different sizes of handles along with extra-large handles for paneled appliances.

Classic kitchen design with grey cabinets, #brasshardware, tufted #banquette, Bentwood chair, and round bistro table - on Hello Lovely Studio

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via South Shore Decorating Blog


Consider Personal Fine Motor Needs.

Larger handles are also easier for gripping, so these may be the best option for those using your kitchen that have arthritis or big hands. Handles, cup pulls or knobs could all be an option for the same door or drawer. Consider how each would work to help you open and close the drawer or cabinet that you’ll use again and again.

Gorgeous modern farmhouse kitchen with beadboard ceiling and grey Shaker style cabinets. #SarahRichardson #modernfarmhouse #farmhousekitchen #moderncountry

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Sarah Richardson

I browsed Cliffside Industries for beautiful brass kitchen hardware options they make available, and here are three of my favorite brass kitchen hardware knobs and pulls:

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Cliffside Industries TopEx Hardware 8-103203200903 320mm CC Thin Square Cabinet Handle in Matte Brass

TopEx Hardware Thin Square Cabinet Handle in Matte Brass

TopEx Thin Square Cabinet Handle in Matte Brass – Cliffside Industries

There is something so sleek and sexy about incorporating squared off cabinet handles on kitchen cabinet doors and drawers like this thin option above.

Cliffside TopEx Hardware 10819B0903 1 1/8" Octagonal Cabinet Knob in Matte Brass

TopEx Octagonal Cabinet Knob in Matte Brass – Cliffside Industries

Geometric designs never go out of style when it comes to kitchen hardware, and this octagonal cabinet knob in matte brass imbues elegant timelessness.


While there seems to be an endless number of round cabinet knobs from which to choose, here’s a modern version I can’t stop staring at. So freshly modern and pretty.

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Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Spencer on the Go


Quality Counts.

Quality materials in the manufacturing of kitchen hardware play a big part in weight, strength and durability. All of our collections are primarily made of brass, bronze and stainless steel, and our special-order hardware is mainly crystal, pewter, marble and stainless steel.

White cabinets adorned with long brass pulls and brass knobs paired with Silestone quartz countertops. #brasshardware #kitchendesign

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Decorpad

Dark grey kitchen cabinets in modern farmhouse style kitchen with #brasshardware, apron front #farm sink, and #openshelves

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Pure Wow


Climate Questions.

If you live near the ocean where the air has a high content of salt, choose non-lacquered pieces such as stainless steel, marble or wood.

Elegant white kitchen with #brasshardware and gold accents including three glass and brass chandeliers, brass faucet, and brass cabinet pulls.

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Nina and Cecelia

Heidi Pirron Gray Kitchen with Brass hardware and white brick pattern tile. #brasshardware #binpulls

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Laurel Bern Interiors

White and gray kitchen features two brass Hicks Pendants illuminating a gray center island topped with white quartz fitted with a farmhouse sink and brass gooseneck faucet.

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Decorpad

Modern Kitchen with vintage rug || Studio McGee / Edgecliff brass hardware by Schoolhouse Electric #brasshardware #vintagerug #subwaytile

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Studio McGee

White stacked kitchen cabinets adorning vintage brass latch hardware are fixed above a marble backsplash lining white shaker cabinets topped with a gray quartzite countertop continuing around to a brass apron sink complemented with a brass gooseneck faucet positioned in front of a window.

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Decorpad

Elegant grey kitchen cabinets, brass faucet, and #brasshardware - on Hello Lovely Studio

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via CitrineLiving

Navy blue base cabinets with #brasshardware in classic kitchen with #subwaytile

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Making Your Home Beautiful

#waterfallisland in #lightblue #kitchendesign with #farmsink and #archwindow in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} Southeastern Design House

White classic kitchen with Shaker cabinets, #brasshardware, and brass pendant lights over island

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Decorpad

BECKI OWENS- Before and After: Heber House Project Kitchen in Collaboration with Jamie Bellessa. Sharing details of this blue modern farmhouse kitchen with rustic industrial elements. We used Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue and Swiss Coffee, Calacatta marble with a mitered edge, brass Waterstone hardware, white farmhouse sink, white subway tile, the Darlana Lantern and Currey and Co Timpano pendents. Visit the blog for more details!

Brass Kitchen Hardware {Decor Inspiration} via Becki Owens

I think you’ll agree brass kitchen hardware works beautifully when paired with white cabinets, cool toned cabinets, and even a mix of metals for faucets and other kitchen fixtures. Brass imparts a warmth and glow that may currently be in vogue, yet also remains a timeless finish to enhance almost any kitchen design.

Did you find a pretty kitchen or brass hardware option from Cliffside Industries to pin above?

Peace to you right where you are.




    • January 10, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      I would love to try an unlaquered brass faucet somewhere! Who knew people would be ripping out their silver-y finishes for gold–and it’s just like jewelry trends! 🙂

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