Some Oriental cabinet hardware designs include Richelieu hardware, with styles inspired by zen handles in Old America. Other Oriental cabinet hardware design options are Bosetti Marella designs or Richelieu hardware options. In addition to different shapes and styles, many hardware materials, such as brass, bronze and bamboo, create an Oriental appearance on the cabinet. Some Western designs may feature Oriental lettering or imprinted designs and colors for an exotic appearance.
Different cabinet handles lend different effects to the cabinet itself, resulting in a new appearance to a vital component of the kitchen. Cabinet handles and pulls are relatively simple to install, but they can transform the appearance of the cabinet to match or contrast the rest of the environment. Two of the most common types of cabinet hardware options are cabinet pulls and cabinet knobs. Knobs are round, and pulls have a bar handle for easy entry.
Some popular cabinet materials include brass, nickel, stainless steel, wood and even stone. Artificial materials are available as well, ranging from inexpensive plastic options to meticulously crafted systems that emulate the appearance and finish of other materials, such as wood or stone. Finishes, such as glossy or matte, affect the presentation, resulting in a blended appearance or one that stands out on the cabinet.