Our Favorite Emtek Hardware in Every Finish

Ask any designer, and they’ll tell you how hardware selection can have such a transformative impact within a space. While it may feel like a minor detail, hardware can significantly transform the look and feel of your cabinetry, doors, and more. We know the sourcing process requires quite a bit of legwork, so we’ve rounded up the best Emtek hardware in three finish options.

In case you’re unfamiliar, Emtek hardware is made and custom-assembled to order in LA, and their solid-brass products always deliver a noticeable level of quality. You can shop Emtek hardware at 11,000 dealers throughout North America, and we’ve spotted their products in projects by industry leaders like Jean Stoffer and House of Jade. You’ll even find their pieces within our Austin home and IDCO Lake House.

Our Emtek hardware selections run the style gamut, and we’ve broken them down into brass, flat black, and polished nickel finish options to help get you started.


Emtek Globe Knob in Unlacquered Brass | Design by House of Jade

Design: House of Jade | Photography: Lindsay Salazar

Featured Product: Globe Knob in Unlacquered Brass

Emtek Freestone Pulls in Satin Brass, design by West Bay Homes

Design: West Bay Homes | Photography: Spacecrafting Photography

Featured Product: Freestone Pulls in Satin Brass


There are several directions to go when selecting brass hardware by Emtek, but two of our favorite finishes are unlacquered brass and satin brass. Unlacquered brass is an excellent option for those who want a more unfinished look that will develop some patina and character over time. It will show signs of age, but it’s all part of the charm. Satin brass, on the other hand, provides a more seamless look that will maintain its appearance for years to come. Both are beautiful options depending on the look you’re hoping to achieve.


Our Favorite Emtek Hardware


Finish: Unlacquered Brass + Satin Brass


Globe Knob


Haydon Knob


Jasper Pull


Hex Cabinet Knob




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Emtek Cabinet Edge Pulls in Flat Black, design by Lauren Nelson

Design: Lauren Nelson Design | Photography: Thomas Story

Featured Product: Cabinet Edge Pulls in Flat Black

Emtek matte black door knob for the IDCO Lake House

Design: The Identite Collective | Photography: Madeline Harper

Featured Product: Norwich Knob in Flat Black

Green cabinetry with flat black hardware, design by Jean Stoffer

Design: Jean Stoffer | Photography: Stoffer Photography Interiors

Featured Product: Porcelain Cabinet Knob in Ebony with Flat Black Finish


Emtek’s flat black finish lends itself to a clean and modern aesthetic. When paired with light-toned cabinetry, it provides a stunning contrast to make a subtle statement.


Our Favorite Emtek Hardware


Finish: Flat Black


Cabinet Edge Pulls


Porcelain Cabinet Knob


Norwich Knob


District Knob


Tuscany Bronze Fluted Knob



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Polished nickel hardware pulls, design by Schulte Design Associates

Design: Schulte Design Associates | Photography: Jessie Preza

Featured Product: Trail Pull in Polished Nickel

Design: The Identite Collective | Photography: Madeline Harper

Featured Product: Providence Knob in Polished Nickel


As one of the most timeless finish options, you can’t go wrong with polished nickel. This finish pairs exceptionally well with cool color tones in the blue, gray, and white realm, but rest assured, its versatility makes it easy to use anywhere and everywhere. We used the Providence Knobs in Polished Nickel for our primary bathroom renovation and they’ve held up beautifully.


Our Favorite Emtek Hardware


Finish: Polished Nickel



Westwood Pull


Norwich Knob


Cup Pull


Providence Knob


Midvale Knob


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