The surface painted appearance of a cabinet, usually indicating its glossiness or reflectiveness. They range from most shiny to flat: Glossy, Semi-Glossy, Satin, and Matte. This can also apply to the hardware, such as A piece of hardware attached to a cabinet door or drawer to open it. There are two principals types of handles: Knobs and Pulls. Knobs are a... More and A movable joint that connects a door or a panel to a box or structure that allows it to open and close. Hinges on cabinets are either expose... More, as well.
Glossy finishes have reflective surfaces and amplify light in a room, making the interior brighter. Matte or flat finishes add more calm to a space. Homeowners can mix and match the handle finish with the cabinet paint finish. Matte cabinets with shiny hardware draws more attention to handles. Glossy cabinets with matte hardware emphasize the cabinetry. Glossy paint with shiny handles draw the kitchen focus to all of the cabinetry. Matte finishes to both the cabinets and hardware will make the cabinets a solid part of the overall look of the kitchen.