Kitchen Handles Buying Guide

Kitchen handles are a great finishing touch to your new cabinet doors. However, with so many designs and finishes to choose from, the decision of choosing which handle is the right one can be difficult. This guide discusses the different types of kitchen door handles and knobs you can choose from and which kitchen door they are best suited for.

The Different Types of Kitchen Handles

Bar handles

A bar handle is a single bar that is designed to create a minimal design. Perfect for a modern kitchen, such as a high gloss kitchen, the handles create a clean and fresh look and are a good choice for those who want clean, crisp lines throughout the kitchen.

D-shape handles

The D-shape handles have a timeless design, as they have a horizontal length that curves at both ends and is fitted to the front of the door. Perfect for woodgrain kitchens, the D-shape handles are an ideal choice for kitchens that are used by older family members, due to the easy-grip the design provides.

T-bar handles

T-bar handles have a simple design which suits the majority of replacement kitchen doors

This makes them a popular choice for many homeowners. They are a good choice for modern designs which are influenced by a linear style.

Cabinet knobs

Knob fixtures are a favourite for those who want to add dainty features to their space. Usually positioned in the corners of kitchen cabinets, the knob design is ideal if you want to reduce visual clutter.

Cup handles

Cup handles are a great choice if you want to achieve a classic, heritage kitchen design. Fitted on the centre of kitchen doors and drawer fronts, they are gripped on the underside of the handle. These handles are popular for shaker design kitchens.

What Colours & Finishes Can I Choose From?

Antique brass

Antique brass is a timeless finish that is ideal for creating a traditional or heritage kitchen design. This finish also adds texture and interest to any kitchen.


Black handles are perfect for creating a dark interior. This design is popular for modern kitchens, as it can help create a sophisticated look and feel. Alternatively, black cupboard handles can be used to add contrast to lighter elements of the kitchen.


Chrome handles add a bright metallic splash to any kitchen. They can be used to complement a wide variety of kitchen designs and can be a cost-effective way to update your kitchen.


Copper handles are a great choice if you want to add an elegant touch of colour to your kitchen. These handles are ideal for both traditional and glossy kitchens as their copper finish adds warmth and character to the room.


Iron is a versatile finish that suits most kitchen designs. Iron handles come in a range of styles, such as the Windsor Knob and the Iron Rustic D-bar handle.


Silver handles are a popular choice for the kitchen as they complement all styles of kitchen cupboards and units. Silver handles can also be used to give tired kitchen designs a fresh new look.


White handles are perfect for modern white gloss kitchens or similar cabinet and unit designs.

White handles come in a variety of designs including antique-style handles for traditional kitchens to simple white ceramic knobs for modern styles.

What to Consider When Planning Kitchen Door Handles


One of the main things you should consider when choosing new kitchen handles is the colour of your current kitchen. The handles should be used as a finishing touch and should complement the kitchen.


If you want to add texture to your kitchen, then you should choose handles that add character to your cabinets. This includes choosing brushed designs, which provides grip and style (so is perfect for households with older family members who are looking to update their kitchen).


Depending on the design of the kitchen you have gone for, some handles would be better suited than others. For example, a modern gloss kitchen would be suited for a bar handle design, whereas a cup design handle would be ideal for a more traditional design.

Are You Ready to Buy Kitchen Door Handles?

Shop for new kitchen door handles and knobs at Kitchen Door Hub today – we offer a wide range of designs that will add the perfect finishing touch to your kitchen. Alternatively, if you have not yet decided which kitchen handle is best for your kitchen and are looking to buy some new replacement kitchen doors first, you can browse them here. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today and we will be more than happy to assist you.