What Colour Should Hinges Be on Black Kitchen Cabinets?

Cabinet hinges are a small yet vital part of kitchen design. Concealed hinges are common on the newer Euro-style frameless kitchen cupboard layouts and you won’t see the color on the outside of the cabinet. However, if you’re replacing semi-concealed or exposed seams on existing face-frame black cabinets, you have the option of matching or contrasting with the cupboard color.

Matching Hinges

Hinges that match the cupboard color visually disappear and may bring about a monotone look in your kitchen d├ęcor. Matching hinges also are useful whenever you want to reduce visual clutter, no matter what decor design you choose. A dark or dark metallic hinge such as oil-rubbed bronze blends with most hues of black or black-stained cabinets.

Contrasting Hinges

Contrasting hinges, often decorative in design, are appropriate in state and eclectic-style kitchens. Choose a contrasting hinge that accents or matches your fittings and cabinet hardware. For example, brushed-nickel hinges, cabinet pulls and faucets on black cabinets can produce a more contemporary country kitchen. In a conventional kitchen, burnished bronze or antique copper hinges and other hardware add heat to black cabinets.

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