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How to choose the perfect kitchen cupboard handles

Kitchen cupboard handles should be the star of the show- a pop of personality and a reflection of your style upon the blank canvas of cabinetry.

MIX Collection by Armac Martin
MIX Collection by Armac Martin

But selecting a style can often be a snap decision, inspired by the ones displayed on showroom kitchens, which haven't been thoroughly considered. Alternatively, homeowners spend hours scrolling through Pinterest, Google and kitchen blogs to find the exact handles they have in mind, fixated on a singular style and finish.


Choosing between knobs, cups and bows, and the unlimited array of finishes and materials can be overwhelming, but ultimately it can have a great impact on the overall look and feel of your kitchen. It can influence the style you're looking to achieve and help to tie in other finishes such as taps, lighting and accessories.

The Cotswold Collection by Armac Martin
The Cotswold Collection by Armac Martin

Consider the overall style of your new kitchen. Does it feel homely, rustic and countrified? Or is it a sleek and dramatic culinary powerhouse brimming with modern technology? Traditional designs such as Shaker pair well with a mix of pull handles and cups, leaning into the rustic, simple feel. For a pared-back design, curved lip handles or push-doors feel right at home. The lack of elaboration and modern simplicity harmonises with the fundamental sparsity of a minimalist kitchen.


For materials and finishes, the choices can seem endless and pointless. The finish should stand out clearly against the cabinetry, drawing the eye either as a bold statement or simply guiding the hand for easy access. Once you've decided on a style, or mix of styles, consider again the overall scheme. Modern chef's kitchens for example, will be a sea of sleek stainless steel, so something striking such as matte black will stand out and provide a textural respite.

For traditional kitchens, depending on the chosen colour palette, burnished brass, copper and bronze pair perfectly with rustic designs.

Bakes Collection by Armac Martin
Bakes Collection by Armac Martin

Above all, think practically. These handles will likely be used multiple times a day, every day for years to come. Fiddly, tiny or uncomfortable handles will be impractical and frustrating to use. Additionally, handles with a too-elaborate design, whilst looking beautiful, may be difficult to keep clean day in, day out.


We proudly partner with Armac Martin, a producer of high-quality handles and finishes, who share our passion for design and perfection. Their ranges include traditional and modern, simplistic and elegant, including finishes in over twenty styles, so you're guaranteed to find the perfect match for your new kitchen.

The Gueslett Collection by Armac Martin
The Gueslett Collection by Armac Martin

Together, we're able to create a kitchen that reflects your personality and complements your lifestyle, with a cohesive and harmonious scheme that considers each element of design.