Do you love the look of white kitchen cabinets with brushed gold hardware that you see all over Pinterest and Instagram … but you’re wondering, ‘is gold cabinet hardware too trendy?’
Do you really want to replicate this look in your own home, but a part of you is afraid you’ll make an expensive mistake that you aren’t able to easily change later?
By the end of this post, you’ll feel ready to make a decision based on what YOU want (i.e. gold cabinet hardware or not) without worrying about regrets.
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IS GOLD CABINET HARDWARE TOO TRENDY?
Gold cabinet hardware is definitely trending in kitchens, BUT keep in mind that both gold and silver are the two most classic fixture metals. Either one will always be a classic choice … even if it isn’t the hottest trend at the moment.
So, yes, gold hardware is a huge ‘trend’ right now and this ‘trend’ will die down (as all trends do), but don’t let that stop you from getting what you want.
As I wrote in ‘How to Choose Timeless Design Finishes vs. Trendy’, it is absolutely OK (and encouraged) to add some trendy finishes to your new home build or renovation. Adding just a little bit can go a long way.
The goal is to keep your design foundation (your cabinets in this case) classic and timeless so that your home can grow and evolve as your style grows and evolves.
You can mix in trendy finishes that are easy and inexpensive to change in the future when they are no longer trendy … or you tire of them!
WILL I REGRET USING GOLD CABINET HARDWARE?
Maybe, but I DOUBT it.
If you do regret putting gold cabinet hardware on your kitchen cabinets, then just change it.
I know, I know … you’re afraid you’ll make an expensive mistake, but guess what … cabinet hardware is NOT an expensive ‘mistake’ (unless you buy super high-end, expensive hardware).
Changing out drawer and cabinet hardware is a relatively EASY and INEXPENSIVE thing to change, so don’t stress about this decision.
We aren’t talking about making a decision on your exterior stone or your flooring that goes throughout your entire house (THOSE would be expensive changes).
You can easily change out an entire kitchen of cabinet and drawer hardware in one afternoon … even I can do this and I’m not ‘handy’ around the house at all.
So … if you want gold cabinet hardware, GO FOR IT!
SHOP GOLD CABINET HARDWARE
Gold cabinet hardware is certainly a hot trend, but don’t let that stop you from designing your kitchen the way YOU want to design it (i.e. with gold knobs and pulls)!
Just GO FOR IT and order that gold hardware! You’ll love it … and, remember, if you tire of it in a few years, it’s an inexpensive and easy change to make. So no regrets!
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