From trendy chrome to warm brass, a selection of bright, metallic hardware excels when surrounded by the rich shadow of chocolate cherry cabinetry. Based on surrounding lighting, chocolate cherry’s red undertone harmonizes with darker hardware, like bronze pulls and knobs. Instead, hardware using contrasting undertones, like the little greenish cast in brushed nickel, softly offsets chocolate. Last choice depends on the general tone of this space, wall color and the finish on faucets and lighting fixtures.
Light Silver Tones
Complementary hardware contrasts with all the cabinetry, whilst hardware in precisely the same hue family blends with closets. Since the lighting finish of brushed nickel has a green cast, knobs and handles in brushed nickel stick out against chocolate cherry cabinets, along with a matching light fixture coordinates, as do walls in sage. Like polished nickel, chrome hardware includes a cooler tone. The reflective surfaces of plain, long, angular handles in chrome or polished nickel include a compact appearance to your modern kitchen with chocolate cherry cabinetry.
Warm Gold Tones
Green gold hardware includes a complementary effect, projecting from chocolate cherry cabinets because of contrasting undertones, which fall on opposite sides of the color wheel, whereas hardware in orange gold blends using the cabinetry’s orange-red undertone. Walls in mustard or yellow ochre call for brass hardware; the bright tones showcase the dark cabinets. Hardware in antique gold gleams against cherry cherry cabinetry, melding with its orange-red undertone when sipping on the orange tone of partitions in buff or tan.
Cool Rose Gold
Pulling from the red undertone of chocolate cherry, knobs in rose gold mix using the cabinetry’s underlying hue, and the hardware’s mild sheen sparkles against the dark wood. A tap and lighting fixture in rose gold link together with the hardware red tones, as do walls in taupe, adobe or alabaster, which share a common red casting. In brushed or polished finishes, hardware in rose gold retains its red luster, so hardware in rose gold harmonizes with chocolate cherry cabinetry, whether you want a delicate or glossy sheen.
Dark Bronze Tones
Bronze hardware is dark, like the cabinetry, but also the orange-red glow of bronze makes a unified appearance, especially for distressed cabinetry in lighter hues of chocolate. Distressed cabinetry includes a timeworn appearance, and mild walls in tan stucco offset the dark tone of cabinetry and hardware, adding to this interplay of textured surfaces. A bronze chandelier increases the chocolatey tones while making a visual connection with the mottled luster of pulls and knobs in oil-rubbed bronze.